The worldwide Sugar Factory retail chain has partnered with TCL’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles to develop Theatre Box, a restaurant, sweet shop and upscale theater complex to open in 2018 in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Guests will be able to enjoy a full restaurant menu at their movie seat, including signature goblets, over-the-top desserts and milkshakes, while watching the latest blockbuster. Each guest will receive a theater box to fill with candy from the 500 sweets offered. In addition to the theatre and candy store, San Diego’s location will offer the first Wild 'N Out sports bar and arcade with 15,000 square feet of giant screen TVs, unique cocktails and the newest interactive games mixed with old school arcade entertainment. Theatre Box will also include iconic movie star handprints and footprints including John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, The Rock, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman and Sophia Loren.
In July 2017, Striders bar and betting establishment in downtown San Diego began offering horse players complimentary Group Betting 101 classes in time for the Del Mar racing season and this year’s hosting of the prestigious Breeder’s Cup in November. The classes are available from 1-4 p.m. Wed. and Thur. and during happy hour from 3-6 p.m. on Fridays. The classes will continue year round, introducing Millennials to the excitement of wagering on the ponies. Classes can accommodate up to 60 guests. Participants who reserve a class can enjoy bites, beers and cocktails while learning from the experienced Striders team about wager types and strategies, how to read the program, proper lingo and how to place a bet in the TurfClub Lounge where guests bet on live horse racing via satellite during the lesson.
In July 2017,Liberty Station welcomed the addition of Pisco, a Peruvian rotisserie and cevicheria; the elegant cocktail bar in Moniker General store, a healthy poke concept,Poke 123; Club Pilates, and a plethora of new artisans within Liberty Public Market. Frequenters of Liberty Station can also look forward to the fall 2018 debuts of North Park’s famed boutique Pigment,and Chloe at Scout and El Jardin restaurant.
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