Hillcrest Retail & Restaurants
This multi-building retail complex, centrally located on 5th Avenue between University and Washington Streets in the community of Hillcrest, this site has been owned by Carleton Management for decades.
In 2013, a portion of the block was razed and two new buildings were constructed by Carleton Management. Designed by Public Architecture, and awarded a 2013 Orchid by the San Diego Architecture Foundation, these two 4,500 square foot buildings provide excellent morning sunlight through the floor-to-ceiling east facing roll-up windows and the open floor plans were designed with distinctive fink truss. Exterior dining space is provided by the building setback and fenced sidewalk frontage, and is home to Snooze, A.M. Eatery a vibrant breakfast retro chain.
Other buildings comprising the “Fab Five on Fifth in Hillcrest” includes one of San Diego’s finest and most well-known restaurants, Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India, serving both quality interpretations of classic Indian dishes and daring new ventures into uncharted territories as created by multi-award winning chef Ashley Popat, Urban Outfitters, a fashion-forward chain known for its hipster vibe on accessories, clothing and home-décor, and Lemonade LA, a place for people who care about what they eat, offering clean, healthy, and inventive cuisine in a bright cafeteria setting. The restaurant showcases seasonal vegetables, sandwiches, salads, hand-crafted lemonades and desserts.