Some very prominent changes are starting to take place at the former Uptown District in Hillcrest, as it becomes The HUB | Hillcrest Market. The 25-year-old shopping center is in the middle of a $3 million renovation that includes new wayfinding signs, new landscaping, and art from local artists.
San Diego artist Skye Walker painted this beautiful mural at the corner of Vermont and University over the past couple of days. You can’t miss it.
We really dig the colors. It’s always great to see local artists getting such significant spaces in the community.
Major work is happening around the future home of Napizza, the second location for the Little Italy pizzeria.
While it didn’t look like work had started on the inside of the upcoming pizza joint, construction continues on the outdoor patio.
The focal point of the revamped retail center will be the main courtyard being built here.
Notice the updated balcony railings. Big improvement compared to our last update.
Last we heard, they’re still looking for a new tenant to take over the old Pick Up Stix location.
The planned restaurant space will feature a large outdoor seating area along the courtyard.
The plans include more seating and lots of landscaping in the middle of the courtyard. Other spaces have been carved out of the concrete for new planters as well. Work is expected to be completed in the fall.