Last month news came out that the old San Diego Visitors Information Center along Mission Bay at the Bottom of Clairemont Drive was going to enter into a 25 year lease agreement with a company called Shoreline Mission Bay, LLC. A new restaurant called Shoreline was proposed which would completely once again make the location a destination.
The preliminary plan for the property located at 2688 East Mission Bay Drive in Pacific Beach calls for a complete remodel of the 4,600 sq ft building which sits on just over two and a half acres. Shoreline, LLC is proposing to invest roughly $3 Million Dollars to the property and restoring its former landmark status with a modern twist and still retaining a piece of the visitor center vibe.
According to the proposed lease agreement the development plan for Shoreline includes the following a counter-service dining restaurant, along with takeout grab and go options, retail wine and craft beer sales to be served and consumed on-site, a bike and beach rental kiosk, walk-up coffee and juice bar, along with a beach and souvenir retail shop.
In a nod to preserving the past history of the location the new owners are also planning a visitor’s educational component with trained staff to accommodate locals and visitors alike.
The current renderings for the new site focus on bringing the outdoors in with oversized windows, functioning glass walls/doors as well as extensive outside dining/gathering spots for beautiful Mission Bay views.