Hotspots in Liberty Station started welcoming guests back as they reopen their dining rooms and retail shops with social distancing and other health protocols in-place.
“Our main goal is to make guests feel comfortable. Whether they’re dining out, shopping, or enjoying the ample outdoor space, we want to minimize any hesitation about reopening these shared spaces,” said Joe Haussler, executive vice president of Pendulum Property Partners, Liberty Station’s largest leaseholder.
“We’ve increased sanitation protocols throughout the property and are actively encouraging social distancing, with seating expansions and rearrangements. We are confident in these safety measures and excited to welcome the community back to Liberty Station,” Haussler said.
INVITING OUTDOOR SPACES
With summer nearly here, Liberty Station’s open patios and wide-open spaces are perfect for sunbathing or people watching while maintaining proper social distancing.
Check out the patio at Liberty Public Market for an alfresco treat or cool off with an iced coffee at Moniker General. Book your tee time, grab your clubs, and enjoy a round of golf at The Loma Club. Take a stroll around South Promenade and North Promenade, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses at the Sybil Stockdale Rose Garden.
And nothing says “relaxation” quite like an afternoon of watching the clouds go by with an enviable picnic at Liberty Station’s NTC Park.
Many of San Diego’s favorite entrepreneurs have found a home within the dynamic neighborhood including Cohn Restaurant Group, Stone Brewing, Blue Bridge Hospitality, CH Projects, Rise & Shine Restaurant Group, Moniker Group, Buona Forchetta, the duo behind You & Yours Distilling and many more.
A stylish patio haven slated to open in July, The Presley is part of San Diego-based hospitality collective Good Time Design (Bub’s @ The Ballpark, The Blind Burro, Moonshine Beach). The concept's namesake is a meaningful nod to CEO and family man Ty Hauter’s daughter, Presley.
The Presley takes the lease of the former 3,370 square-foot Fireside venue. With 2,070 square feet dedicated to outdoor dining and patio space, the restaurant is a welcomed addition to Liberty Station’s family-friendly hub along Perry Road. Marked by notable design touches including lush greenery and custom swinging benches, the neighborhood eatery will celebrate American cuisine showcasing shared plates and flatbreads, in addition to hearty salads and sandwiches, all curated by Good Time Design.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens reopened June 15. With safety the first priority, the bistro has opened its expansive gardens to offer the signature Stone experience of outdoor dining, world-inspired cuisine, and the best in local craft beer. The bistro has re-opened with safety measures that meet and exceed the state and local mandates and recommendations.
“We are fortunate to have the benefit of space at both of our bistros,” said Gregg Frazer, Stone Brewing vice president of hospitality. “We have expansive gardens in which to seat guests and had fortunately adopted the GoTab system for orders in our gardens before the pandemic. I’m confident our team is ready to offer a safe environment and an experience that many may find even better than before. For more information, visit stonebrewing.com.
PARKLAND AND GARDENS
Liberty Station’s footprint also sees no shortage of comfortable open spaces, with more than 48 acres of parkland, gardens and open-air walkways. In a move to safely reactivate the area’s restaurants and retailers, Liberty Station will soon see a surplus of the socially distanced outdoor dining room, with more than 100 additional shaded tables and 430 chairs spaced throughout three main hospitality hubs – Arts District, The Quarter and South Point.
The neighborhood hopes this nod to a more casual outdoor cafe culture will help San Diegans feel comfortable eating out again and help its restaurants begin to recover. Now open onsite dining and to-go:
• Liberty Public Market
• Corvette Diner
• Officine Buona Forchetta
• Moniker General
• Loma Club
• Dirty Birds
• Slater’s 50/50
• Tender Greens
• Ikiru Sushi
• Luna Grill
• Five Guys
• Poké 123
• Cold Stone Creamery
• Sushi Ya
• Los Primos
• Issara Thai
• Harbor Greek Café.