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Work Begins on Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in Little Italy

As construction finishes up at the new Legacy Apartments in Little Italy, work is just starting to begin on the second San Diego location for Bird Rock Coffee Roasters on the ground floor of the building.

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Last we heard, the acclaimed La Jolla-based coffee bar was scheduled to open by mid-September, but we think Little Italy residents will have to wait a bit longer than that before the new shop is ready.

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

We’ve been watching this space collect dust for a few months and are happy to report that work has finally begun inside the future coffee bar.

Legacy Apartments

Crews recently completed the landscaping and removed the construction fences surrounding the mixed-use Legacy Apartments building. The project includes 31 residential units and a few spaces for retail.

Legacy Apartments

We’ve heard that nearby Bottlecraft will be moving into one of these spaces along the India Street side of the building, which should be a nice upgrade for one of our favorite beer spots.

Legacy Apartments

Legacy Apartments is just one of several new developments on the north end of Little Italy. As the boom of food and drink development continues in this direction, we should also soon learn more about the mixed-use, six-story Kettner Lofts project planned one block south along Kettner Blvd.

Gaining Momentum in North Little Italy

While Little Italy continues to be one of the most exciting neighborhoods to watch, much of its redevelopment has occurred in the area south of Grape Street. That’s beginning to change, with the addition of the new Ballast Point tasting room last year, along with Richard Blais’ acclaimed Juniper & Ivy earlier this year. North Little Italy—or NoLi, as some are calling it—could be on its way to becoming the new south.

Legacy Apartments

On Juniper Street between Kettner and India, Legacy Apartments is on track for completion this summer. The mixed-use project includes 31 residential units, as well as some commercial space.

Legacy Apartments

Balconies overlook Juniper Street on the north side of the complex. We have no doubts that those windows must be thick to soften noise from the flight path, which runs almost directly over the building.

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Check out these high ceilings in the retail spaces.

Legacy Apartments

In recognizing the changing scene on the north end of the neighborhood, the Little Italy Association relaunched the popular Kettner Nights arts event as NoLi Nights earlier this month. The quarterly event will continue to welcome area residents to explore its lively galleries and shops with extended hours.

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