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Saturday, October 12, 2013


Waypoint Public, just added its first signage at North Park Way and 30th Sts. Today, a staffer at Waypoint sez the new eatery that is replacing the late great The Linkery will be open Tuesday evening (Oct. 15).
NORTH PARK SNIPPETS—What remains a joy to behold to this native North Parker is being able to drive or walk around our ‘hood and see or sometimes hear something new every day.  Many of us remember in those dark days (pre-founding of North Park News in 1993) that this historic San Diego neighborhood was being considered for federal blighted area funding.  Look at us now!
Just returned from Manhattan, where we thoroughly enjoyed “The Book of Mormon” at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on 49th Street, just off of Times Square.  Upon returning to North Park, we noticed tickets for “Ain’t Misbehavin’ “ were still available.  We grabbed two seats.  See you there Saturday night.  Live theatre rules—no matter if it’s Broadway in NYC or University and 29th in North Park!  UPDATE: the performance was first rate; non-stop entertainment and 5 member cast received a deserved standing ovation.  Nice job San Diego Musical Theatre.  The troupe will next perform Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" in December.

In yesterday’s blog, we reported the Coffee and Tea Collective, 2911 El Cajon Blvd., won a prestigious Orchid award from the SD Architectural Foundation for excellence in retail interior design.  For those who haven’t been there owner Daniel Holcomb specializes in exotic coffees and filter pours.  He’ll be the first to tell you if you want a triple carmel latte you’d do better elsewhere.  To better understand this wonderful establishment listen to the owner in his own words on YouTube:

The foodie media has been a twitter with the news that the Laundromat at 30th and Redwood Sts. in North Park is in the process of being demolished and will morph into a new restaurant tentatively called MidPark.  Owner Frank Sciuto is from the Tio Leo’s ownership family.  Grand opening is reported to be next spring.  Menu is still in the works.

Speaking of new looks, the Whistlestop bar on Fern, just south of Juniper is sporting a new wood façade that looks sharp.

Reporter Anna Lee Fleming
The Flemings are a talented family, who reside in North Park.  Matriarch Annette Fleming is a marketing exec at KPBS. We Join the Flemings in being proud of youngest Fleming daughter, Anna Lee, an SDSU writing major, for penning two front page articles, which appeared in the just out October issue of North Park News.

Don’t miss the FREE 2nd annual Golden Hill Street Fair this Sunday.  Head to 25th and B Sts and you can’t miss this fun event for the whole family.  More info:

Saturday is the 2nd anniversary of North Park Nursery at Thorn and 32nd Streets.  They’re celebrating by offering an anniversary sale for the community.

Retro Ride this Sunday

If a ride on a vintage stage coach is on your to-do bucket list, then come Sunday you can scratch that off your list.  SOHO, the feisty historical preservation org., is “staging” stage coach rides Oct. 13 from noon to 4 pm at the Warner-Carrillo Ranch House, 29181 San Felipe Rd, Warner Springs, CA (on the State hwy #2, half mile east of the 79 junction).  Ride takes 45 minutes round trip.  Tickets are $25 per person (SOHO members $15).

Piocere Mio, the small, neighborhood-style panini palace at Fern & Grape streets recently announced it had come to terms with investors to remodel the six-month old cafe into a full restaurant, including beer and wine.  Owners Marco and Stefano say they'll temporarily close the place later this year for the remodeling.

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