The influx of new food in Carmel Valley expands exponentially with the reveal of the first round of tenants that are joining the Del Mar Highlands Town Center as part of its $120 million renovation, which adds more than 120,000-square-feet to the complex. Developed by Donahue-Schriber, the enlarged footprint spans a section called The Collection at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, which includes 40 additional shops and eateries such as OH! Juice and Head Lettuce, a new healthy dining concept, that will be centered around a 25,000-square-foot Jimbo’s…Naturally! market that will open this summer.
Located above Jimbo’s and scheduled to launch in 2020 will be The Sky Deck, a 20,000-square-foot culinary collective modeled after similar projects like El Nacional in Barcelona, that will feature eight to 10 dining outposts of various sizes; so far, tenants include Ambrogio15, a pizzeria with locations in Pacific Beach and Little Italy, as well as local cafe Le Parfait Paris, a Thai restaurant, and a Mediterranean eatery from Del Mar’s Beeside Balcony. There will be a central cocktail bar called Noblesse Oblige run by Slater’s 50/50 founder Scott Slater and Le Parfait Paris CEO Guillaume Ryon as well as a mezzanine outdoor deck that will hold tasting bars for kombucha and beer from Oceanside’s Northern Pine Brewing.