A new open-air food market on San Diego Bay opened in August 2018. Lane Field Park Markets is named for the historic ballpark that was home to the Pacific Coast League Padres from 1936 to 1957. Today, the park is adjacent to three new hotels (SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and InterContinental San Diego). At the Lane Field Park Markets, visitors can try a variety of food from local vendors, play lawn games, browse creative hard goods and enjoy live music. Vendors featured include Dang Brother Pizza from a vintage fire truck, Doggos Gus gourmet hot dogs, The Brazilian Guys’ stuffed hash browns, Patson's Gooey Cookies, Pure Burger, Parana Markets’ sweet and savory empanadas, Fit Taco, Gnarly Nachos, Popo Bros’ Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, BBQusion’s slow cooked beef brisket and more. The outdoor market is open to the public every Sunday and is fully accessible, family friendly and features pop-up installations periodically to showcase local restaurant talent.
Carlsbad’s first food hall is slated to debut in fall 2018 with vendors serving offerings ranging from Korean fried chicken to Liege waffles. The new Windmill Food Hall, located within an iconic roadside “windmill” landmark off Interstate 5 near LEGOLAND Resort, will offer food from lobster rolls to Asian rolled ice cream and more. The concept includes a full-service bar, ample outdoor seating and “The Library,” a speakeasy that will occupy the second floor and open after the main food hall is complete.
The CA Training Facility, an elite skateboarding training center located in San Diego’s north city of Vista, opened in June 2018 and is the world’s first and only high-performance center developed explicitly for skateboarding. The training facility hosts world-class athletes from professional skate tours and Olympic hopefuls. Skateboarding will be the opening event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the new site features both a full-size concrete competition street course and park course. The member-only venue offers visitors weekly and monthly memberships, along with coaching programs. The facility will complete an athlete lounge area in October. While CA Training Facility is privately owned, it will hold public events and is available for rental for launch parties, video premiers, corporate team building, tradeshows and other action sports events.
Sugar Factory American Brasserie confections and retail chain has partnered with TCL’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade to develop Theatre Box®. The two-story, 73,000-square-foot entertainment, dining and luxury movie theatre complex opens this fall in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Sugar Factory American Brasserie will serve hamburgers, woodfired pizzas and more, as well as its 60-oz. smoking candy goblets and decadent milkshakes. The luxury boutique cinema will house eight theaters with plush, reclining seating, serving Sugar Factory’s signature cuisine and confections, including its famed couture pops, a celebrity favorite for Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Kylie and Kendall Kardashian and more. The Chocolate Lounge will serve an array of exclusive, movie-themed cocktails served in chocolate dipped glassware as well as host various DJ appearances. Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out will feature interactive games and memorabilia from the MTV show alongside a full-service sports bar with the largest televisions in San Diego. Visitors can expect to see regular DJ appearances by Nick Cannon, celebrity guests and the Wild ‘N Out girls.
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