UCSD’s Stuart Art Collection received its newest addition Tuesday with the hoisting of Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star house to the top of the Jacobs School of Engineering Building. Six years in the making, and at a cost of 1.3 million, the structure will be furnished and set for a grand opening in February 2012.
– Snooze AM Eatery opens Friday morning in Hillcrest, which is pretty amazing considering its building just went up. Next door, Freebirds Burritos opened today. Across the street, Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar is going into the old Pizza Nova location… Starting to lose track but there’s another Malarkey restaurant coming, this time in Point Loma, called Gabardine – in the old La Playa Bistro spot… LA Times says a Katsuya restaurant is indeed going into the Andaz downtown (goodbye Quarter Kitchen), and it’ll be big – 6000 square feet.
– The America’s Cup World Series continues this weekend on the San Diego harbor, with free concerts from Chromeo Friday and Diplo Saturday. Here’s some pics from last weekend:
– Kensington residents are being asked to pay a special $75 fee for repair of historic street lights. We attended last year’s Kensington-Talmadge meeting where some attendees balked at paying a yearly fee for a variety of neighborhood services no longer covered by our broke city. The message seemed to be that the city should pay for historic street light repair at the expense of other more critical services for the rest of the city – this is Kensington after all. With neighbors like these, I’d set expectations pretty low for the new fee’s passage, but we’ll have to wait and see.