After more than 30 years in Carmel Valley, Del Mar Highlands Town Center is undergoing a major, $120 million dollar expansion by its developer, Donahue Schriber Realty Group, that will add another 120,000-square-feet of new shops, dining options, and public plazas. Called The Collection, the centerpiece of the addition is The Sky Deck, a 20,000-square-foot restaurant collective that will slot in above a new 25,000-square-foot spot for organic grocery Jimbo’s…Naturally!, which will relocate from its current location and reopen by Spring 2019.
Inspired by El Nacional in Barcelona, Spain, a grand gastronomic space that holds multiple culinary venues under one roof, The Sky Deck will have more elevated look and feel than a food hall says Tara Sanchez, Marketing Director of Donahue Schriber. Up to 10 distinct full-service restaurants, each measuring from 500 to 3,000-square-feet with their own dedicated seating areas, will fill the space along with a large central cocktail bar and an outdoor beer garden located on a mezzanine level.
The expansion also includes turning the existing 14,000-square-foot Jimbo’s…Naturally! site into more than 40 new retail spaces; Sanchez says that there will likely be more stand-alone eateries added to this area as well.