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Saturday, November 24, 2012
ARCHIVE / ONE OF A KIND SHOPS IN NORTH PARK
LOCAL ORIGINALS—By Holden
DeMayo. I’ve lived in North Park, an
urban neighborhood in San Diego that was founded in the early 1900s, since I
attended Roosevelt Jr. High in the mid 1950s.
Makes me a veteran local. And, I’ve
seen the businesses come and go.
Fortunately for North Park
the good guys stick around.
For the sake of celebrating Small Business Saturday, I’ve added worthy newcomers
to this list because they’re quality folks, too. A couple of noteworthy newbies
just captured major culinary recognition. San
Diego Home Garden Lifestyles magazine in its current November 2012 edition added
two North Park restaurateurs to its prestigious Chefs’ Hall of Fame: Hanis
Cavin, Carnitas Snack Shack and Matt Gordon, Urban Solace.
North Park is located north
and west of Balboa Park, this community of 150,000 is home to many one of a
kind small business. Here are examples
of classic originals (non-chain) located in historic North Park. Those highlighted in
red have been open in North Park for generations. The folks on this list I’ve spent money with
and they’ve never steered me wrong.
Note: This list is not affiliated with the North
Park Community Assn. or North Park Main Street, but for a big NP Main Street
promotional listing go to the following site: