MAY 2011 – SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
READERS CHOICE AWARDS
2 0 1 1 SHOPPING & SERVICES And the winners are… … All of you! If wealth can be measured by compassion, customer loyalty, professionalism and top-flight service, downtown San Diego can be considered rich beyond measure, as evidenced by this year’s Downtown News Readers Choice Awards 2011. When it comes to the breadth of retail offerings at all ends of the spectrum, we let you — the reader — choose the best of the best in our sophisticated slice of America’s Finest City. What you’ll find in the following pages is a stellar canvas of critical and elective services, a fashion and art scene to be envied by any other cosmopolitan metropolis and a host of health and beauty options that contribute to wellbeing and a sense of self-betterment. These awards recognize the people and places that make our unique community a thriving center of commerce that is enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Some of the winners will likely come as no surprise after forging a lengthy track record of consistency and customer service in the community. Others with a lower profile have likewise proven themselves to be valuable business contributors and a Mecca for excellence and alternative choices. Most importantly, the nominees and winners were chosen by our loyal readership, which we value so highly. Take a look inside at this year’s Downtown Readers Choice Awards for shopping and services — a true insider’s judgment of the merchants and service providers who are the backbone of downtown’s exceptional business community.
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Congratulations to the following businesses who were chosen by the readers of the San Diego Downtown News. The business categories were published in ballot form over a period of 6 weeks. Readers were asked to cast ballots for their favorite choices. This was no simple task! With more than 75 categories, our readers came through with overwhelming response. We wish to thank all the readers who took the time to recognize these businesses which do so much to make Downtown San Diego such a wonderful community.
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Art gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexander Fine Art . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Art gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shoreline Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd place Art gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meyer Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd place Auto repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Street Auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Auto repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Griffin's Auto Repair . . . . . . . . 2nd place Chiropractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elite Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Chiropractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaslamp Chiro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd place Day spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massage Envy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Day spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Artesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd place Dentist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Hornsby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Eye wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eyes on Fifth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Hardware Store . . . . . . . . . . . . Ace Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Hat Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Village Hat Shop . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Indigo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hyatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd place Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Porto Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Place Men's apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph's Taylor Shop . . . . . . . 1st Place Men's apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Five and Dime . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd place Pet Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Pet Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SD Pet Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Pilates room . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Place with unusual gifts . . . . . Casa Artelexia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Place with unusual gifts . . . . . Juniper / China Seas. . . . . . . . 2nd place Place with unusual gifts . . . . . Masquerade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Place Resale shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolyn's Boutique . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Shipping / Packaging . . . . . . . . Go Postal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Shoe store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forward Footwear . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Women's apparel . . . . . . . . . . . Lingerie Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Women's apparel . . . . . . . . . . . Gaslamp Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd place Workout Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Place Workout Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd place
READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 SHOPPING/SERVICES Best Art Gallery
Alexander Salazar Fine Art Harvard alumnus, art critic, historian, art collector and well-respected art dealer in La Jolla for many years, Alexander Salazar opened Alexander Salazar Fine Art in 2010 in downtown San Diego. The corner of Seventh Avenue and Broadway was transformed into a 2,000-squarefoot high-end, fine art salon. Alexander Salazar Fine Art encourages the appreciation and understanding of art and its vital role in society through many exhibitions, artist lectures, community event sponsorships and charity events. Salazar’s credentials are rock solid; he holds a master’s in theology and art from Harvard University and a master’s in sociology and art from Boston College. While living in London he studied modern and contemporary art before moving to Florence to pursue research on art masters such at Bernini and Botticelli. With over 13 years experience as an art dealer around the country, Salazar continues to build museumquality private, corporate and celebrity collections worldwide. As an art collector he understands that art is a reflection of oneself, and when acquiring a work from his gallery he asks only that customers love the work. Alexander Salazar Fine Art 640 Broadway 619.531.8996 www.alexandersalazarfineart.com
Gaslamp Quarter! Shorelines Gallery 411 Market St. 619.727.4080 www.slsdgallery.com
Meyer Fine Art Inc. Meyer Fine Art Inc. has been in business since 1978. They specialize in limited edition prints and other works on paper, plus a vast selection of works from old masters to more contemporary pieces. Whether buying or selling single pieces or collections, customers can count on their stellar reputation and integrity to represent their best interest. Meyer Fine Art Inc. 2400 Kettner Blvd. #104 619.358.9512 www.plmeyerfineart.com
Best Auto Repair
A Street Auto Service A foreign and domestic auto repair service, A Street Auto Service is ready to work on any vehicle. They specialize in all vehicle manucaturers including Honda, Acura, Toyota, BMW and Mercedes. Their shop is known for providing a fair price on repairs large and small, and taking the time to answer customers’ questions. A Street Auto Service 1263 State St. www.astreetautoservice.com 619.239.8600
Shorelines Gallery offers an ever-changing collection of fine art, jewelry and sculpture from more than 100 artists across North America. The gallery presents unique, one-of-a-kind or limited edition works in mediums ranging from ceramics to metal works and bronzes, blown and cast glass, and fine jewelry. They also present the nationally recognized Sticks line of handcrafted furniture, accessories and object art. Come enjoy this unique shopping experience, located in the beautiful, historic San Diego
Artesia Day Spa & Salon
Artesia is a luxurious full-service day spa and salon nestled in the heart of San Diego’s beautiful, historic Gaslamp District. Surrounded by some of the finest hotels, restaurants and boutiques, Artesia is just minutes away from the Embarcadero and San Diego Convention Center. Enter a world of calm, placid water or invigorating waterfalls that soothe the mind and rejuvenate the body. Escape from a busy schedule and enter into the tranquil waters of Artesia to experience the finest in skin, beauty and body therapy. Get ready to be pampered from head-to-toe.
Imagine walking into a physician's office to feel utter relaxation, instead of stumbling onto the exasperation found in regular waiting rooms. Experience medical care by a team of highly qualified boardcertified physicians who manage to provide traditional care while leveraging the latest technological advancements. EliteHealth 707 10th Ave. #209 619.261.7356 www.elitehealth.com
Gaslamp Chiropractic The leading health professionals at Gaslamp Chiropractic are dedicated to helping achieve patients’ wellness objectives by combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Dr. Kurt F. Cagasan and Dr. Lance T. Moore are commited to bringing better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. Low Level Laser Therapy helps to complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Moore and Dr. Cagasan’s specific chiropractic adjustments.
Artesia Day Spa & Salon 240 Fifth Ave. 619.338.8111 www.artesiadayspa.com
Dr. Hornsby D.D.S. Dr. Hornsby D.D.S. is a multispecialty group practice offering general and cos-
metic dentistry, as well as specialist care in prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Nathan Hornsby D.D.S. 702 C St. 619.544.0544
Best Eye Wear
Eyes on Fifth Located in San Diego's Gaslamp South, Eyes on Fifth is dedicated to helping each customer find unique, fashion-forward eyewear and sunglasses. Their large stock of frames includes cutting-edge styles from all over the world, as well as the recognizeable brands providing lasting quality in fashion optics. Although it may be difficult choosing from such a wide variety of frames, Phil Harris and David Keith are experts in choosing exactly the right frame for specific facial features and lifestyles. Eyes On Fifth 228 Fifth Ave. 619.231.3937 www.eyesonfifth.com
Gaslamp Chiropractic 302 Island Ave. #103 619.321.0093 www.gaslampchiropractic.com
Best Day Spa
Griffin’s Auto Repair
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Griffin's Auto Repair has been providing San Diego auto repair for over 50 years. Griffin's stands behind their work by offering a guarantee on auto work for 18 months or 18,000 miles. Their technicians are ASE certified and factory trained. As a family-owned and operated business, Griffin's is committed to keeping the highest standards of quality, affordability and customer service. They provice service and repairs for BMW, VW and Mercedes. Griffin's Auto Repair 1542 State St. 619.234.7991 www.griffinsautorepair.com
Massage Envy believes every body deserves a great customized massage, so they’ve developed a program to make relaxation easy. Flexible appointments and convenient locations allow their massage therapists to customize the perfect massage for every client. Oh, and don’t forget about the great price. It's what makes them the leading provider of massage therapy in the U.S. And with so many options, a great massage is always within reach. Just ask their members. Massage Envy 1091 K St. 619.238.4206 www.massageenvy.com
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The crew at A Street Auto, 1263 State St., includes three generations of the Ward family.
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of international and emerging artists. The gallery also exhibits the works of over 25 San Diego Artists. He encourages the appreciation and understanding of art and its vital role in our society through many exhibitions, artist lectures, communi-
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We are so confident that you will agree that our hotcakes are the best you’ll ever taste, that we are willing to put your taste buds to the test. Our pancakes are made from the finest flour and sweetest buttermilk on the planet. And the same goes for our Old Fashioned Malted Waffles.Try them once. You’ll be hooked for life. We also offer these delicious waffles with our special Fried Chicken.
Ace Hardware Of course they have nuts, bolts, hammers and nails. But they also have kitchen gadgets, small appliances, pet supplies, bath accessories, home organization and much more. As an independently-owned store, an experience and level of service is available that most people think no longer exists. Ace offers personalized attention and help that simply cannot be found at the larger chain stores. Their professionals are comprised of trained specialists whose knowledgeable experience and helpful advice will ensure the success of every project. Ace Hardware 675 Sixth Ave. 619.544.9400 www.downtownace.com
quality end product that’s truly inspired. When wearing a suit that’s been tailored by Cortese, customers brand themselvesself as a person of high taste and standards.
Manchester Grand Hyatt One Market Place 619.232.1234 www.manchestergrand.hyatt.com
A men’s boutique clothier, Five&A Dime specializes in hip, urban apparel and eclectic accessories. Sort through the throngs of graphic t-shirts that reside in the store’s dark wood clothing cubbies. Offering a collection of goodies featuring their signature mustache symbol, the store also carries select women’s styles.
Porto Vista Hotel Step through the doors of the Porto Vista Hotel and find a sense of place in San Diego with a little taste of Europe. Just outside, a charming stretch of Little Italy shops slopes gently down toward the harbor. Inside, a classic 60's Mediterranean vibe is all at once vintage and modern. Here, guests are free to loosen their collars, let down their hair, and soak in the vital boutique hotel energy with a charming European village feel. Join the stylish neighborhood crowd sipping cocktails on the fourth floor restaurant terrace. Go for a walk and discover a favorite new restaurant. Or simply breathe in the inspired air of the city neighborhood.
Best Hat Shop
Village Hat Shop Love hats? Village Hat Shop has the best selection of hats, both in store and online, as well as the lowest prices. Soak up some culture on their hat blog, “Everything Hats,” which offers videos, delves into the history of hats, teaches how to make hats, and includes “The Cowboy Hat,” a literary e-zine. Hats are available for bulk purchase for businesses, promotions or theme parties. Village Hat Shop is celebrating 30 years in the hat business (13 years online), and has been named hat retailer of the year by The Traveling Hat Salesmen’s Assocation of America.
Porto Vista Hotel 1835 Columbia St. 619.544.0164 www.portovistasd.com
Best Men’s Apparel
Joseph’s Men’s Wear & Custom Tailoring
Village Hat Shop 853 W. Harbor Drive 619.233.7236 www.villagehatshop.com
Hotel Indigo (see entry under dog-friendly hotel)
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tennis, or be pampered in their serene Kin Spa. This San Diego luxury hotel is ideally placed to let guests explore all the area has to offer. Step outside the doors to Seaport Village and cruise on the bay, walk to the historic Gaslamp Quarter, visit the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, then browse museums in Balboa Park. Discover the advantages of this downtown San Diego hotel, distinctively heralded as among the city’s best.
Boasting a spectacular waterfront location and lavish amenities, this unique, urban hotel and resort offers a retreat the whole family will enjoy. Take in stunning views from their inviting pool area, play
Men who take pride in their image and are intrigued by the concept of collaborating with a master tailor who can outfit them with custom menswear must meet Joseph Cortese. For more than 50 years, he’s been combining the best materials and superior craftsmanship to create hand-tailored custom suits that reflect the stature of the men who wear them. Cortese offers the opposite of today’s warehouse shopping experience- impeccable attention to detail, unsurpassed personal service, and a high-
Joseph’s Men’s Wear & Custom Tailoring 555 W. B St. 619.232.1753 www.josephscustomtailor.com
Five&A Dime 701 Eighth Ave. 619.236.0364 www.5andadime.com
Best Pet Hosiptal
VCA Animal Hospital Looking for quality care in the San Diego area? Then look for the nearest VCA Animal Hospital. They welcome pets and their owners with the kind of genuine, personalized attention they deserve. That’s because every member of their staff shares a spirit of commitment to pets’ well-being and their owners’ peace of mind. VCA operates nine veterinary hospitals in the San Diego area, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services and treatments, as well as specific treatments at the specialty hospitals. VCA Animal Hospital 3537 30th St. 619.291.0042 246 W. Washington St. 619.299.7387 ww.vcahospitals.com
Best Pet Store
San Diego Pet Supply San Diego Pet Supply is San Diego's original pet supply warehouse, with 6,900square-feet packed with anything and everything a pet could possibly need or want. Operating as a supplier of feed and
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Elite Health is the premier preventative health and wellness center founded on the principle that “Health is Wealth” and effective injury and illness prevention is far more beneficial to a patient than treatment after the fact. We provide: Chiropractic Adjustments, Massage, Physical Therapy, Nutritional Assessements, Sports Specific Stretching and Injury Prevention therapies for everybody from professional athletes to young professionals and everyone in between.
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READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2011 scratch since 1875, they offer a huge assortment of bulk and packaged foods. Find popular brands and natural, whole foods blends. They stock hard-to-find items and are ready to assist customers in locating things throughout the store.
Gaslamp Garage is located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and K Street in the Gaslamp Quarter. With 5,000-squarefeet of space, the Gaslamp Garage is San Diego’s biggest gift shop. As for souvenirs, if they don’t have it here, it probably doesn’t exist! Find all the latest and greatest fashions from Quiksilver, Fox, Roxy, Levi’s and more. As its name implies, it’s decorated like a classic oldfashioned auto repair shop.
The Pilates Room
The Pilates Room 1752 Kettner Blvd. 619.817.6236 www.thepilatesroomonline.com
Best Place with Unusual Gifts
Casa Artelexia Casa Artelexia opened its first retail location in San Diego in 2010. Located in the lively neighborhood of North Little Italy, Casa Artelexia is a father-daughter owned business which features handmade gifts, art and home décor from the many colorful regions of Mexico. The owners knew they wanted to do something fun, and decided to share their Mexican heritage by designing and creating pieces inspired by Mexico. A business that requires travel, imagination and creativity, Casa Artelexia is a venture they love and nurture. Stop by to see the wildly colorful collection they’ve put together. Casa Artelexia 2419 Kettner Blvd. 619.544.1011 www.artelexia.com
China’s Seas China’s Seas specializes in unique gifts from the Far East, including furniture, home accessories and lighting. This boutique offers home decor, antique furnishings, paintings and stone carvings at affordable prices.
San Diego Pet Supply 1490 Island Ave. 619.263.2211 www.sandiegopetsupply.com
The Pilates Room specializes in Pilates reformer group classes, using a reformer Pilates machine during the entire session. A great value, the group Pilates classses are more affordable then private sessions, yet still provide plenty of attention since class sizes are limited to six participants. The Pilates Room houses more machines and Pilates mats than most studios. A spa-like experience, the classes are so rejuvenating they often feel like a head to toe massage.
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Gaslamp Garage 301 Fifth Ave. 619.241.4240
Best Workout Spot
Fit Athletic Club Downtown YMCA 500 W. Broadway, Suite B 619.232.7451 www.downtown.ymca.org
Best Shoe Store
Footwear Etc. Footwear etc. is a full-service shoe store that has provided its customers with comfortable, fashionable footwear for the last 25 years. A family-owned business with nine locations, they carry the largest selection of brands such as Dansko, Mephisto, MBT, Ecco, Clarks, New Balance, Think, Uggs, Olukai and more. Footwear Etc. 1680 India St. 619.233.1221 www.footwearetc.com
Becoming a member of Fit sets oneself apart from the others who just join a gym. Fit is a lifestyle that offers a hip, upscale, fun, unintimidating social scene packed with top-of-the-line fitness equipment and the créme de la créme of personal trainers, fitness instructors and staff. Fit never settles for second best. It’s the first luxury fitness club downtown, located in the middle of the newly revitalized and quickly developing East Village area. It is specifically designed for the urban young professional who wants more than the inexpensive run-of-themill gym membership. Fit Athletic Club 350 10th Ave., second floor 619.764.5348 www.fitathletic.com
Best Women’s Apparel
The Lingerie Lounge The Lingerie Lounge is a charming, chic lingerie boutique owned by a motherdaughter team. They shop across the country to find the best assortment of luxurious lingerie from various price points. The store is filled with tons of fun, dainty, frilly pieces that are made from the softest of fabrics. The Lingerie Lounge 431 J St. 619.696.1636 www.shoplingerielounge.com
Proudly serving the community for 127 years, the Downtown YMCA offers group exercise classes, certified personal trainers, weights, cardio equipment and more. Their fundamentals are focused on strengthening communities by nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier and supporting their neighbors. 500 W. Broadway, Suite B 619.232.7451 www.downtown.ymca.org
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China’s Seas 2157 India St., Suite K 619.233.7732
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Masquerade Art of Living This Little Italy boutique features an ecclectic mix of fine arts, mirrors and home decor. The owners have a background in the home decor industry and have traveled extensively to Europe and the Far East. From rich oil paintings to wearable art, their diverse collection is truly inspiring. Masquerade Art of Living 1608 India St. 619.235.6564
Best Resale Shop
Carolyn’s Designer Resale Former Bostonian Carolyn Lancaster has been reselling luxury goods to San Diegans for more than a decade. She buys clothing and accessories by sought-after designers like Chanel, Escada and Armani and peddles the in-season, contemporary styles –all in flawless, secondhand condition – at prices that are up to 80 percent off the original. “The more expensive the item, the better the deal you can get,” Lancaster says in her unmistakable accent. A $2,000 St. John suit recently sold for $350. No matter what your income, that price is right. Carolyn’s Designer Resale 310 K st. 858.756.2765
Go Postal Go Postal answers the needs of the Little Italy community. During its growth over the last 10 years, the complex and diverse community never included a postal service within walking distance. Today Go Postal is a full mail center with a friendly, professional atmosphere. Go Postal 1501 India St. #103 619.237.0374 www.gopostalsd.com
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Affordable, Summer Fun with Mission Valley YMCA! With over 100 camps at two convenient locations, we have anything and everything you're looking for this summer! Choose from Mountaineering, Video Game Design, Surf, Sports, and much more. Our camps feature outstanding staff, Before and After Care (included with most camps), and ACA accreditation. Sign-up for Summer Day Camp at one of Mission Valley YMCA's convenient locations: Friars Rd facility (5505 Friars Rd) in Mission Valley or Toby Wells YMCA (5105 Overland Ave) in Kearny Mesa. For more information, visit our website: www.missionvalley.ymca.org or call 619-298-3576 for more information.
Junior Theatre Come experience the magic of theatre arts! Spend the summer learning music, dance and acting skills with San Diego’s premiere theatre for youth. Junior Theatre camp faculty are artists who hold degrees in the arts and education. Three locations to choose from! Balboa Park is a wonderful setting that includes a supervised lunch period each day near the Botanical Gardens, where campers participate in games and tournaments. We are proud to offer camps at our La Jolla YMCA Firehouse location and at the Women’s Club in Chula Vista. Students, ages eight and above, who have enrolled in camp are eligible to audition for Disney’s My Son Pinocchio and Fame. JuniorTheatre.com (619) 239-1311
San Diego Surf School Located in North Pacific Beach (Law St. & Cass St.), safe, fun, friendly, professional, educational. SD’s Premier Surf School (10+ years of experience).Voted most family-oriented! A 3:1 student to instructor ratio, highly trained, certified instructors, and small class sizes. Weeklong camps for all levels (beginner, intermediate, & advance) start June 7th–Sept 3rd and include surfboards, wetsuits, snacks, pictures, t-shirts, certificate, Pizza Friday and awards! SDSS offers several additional programs: Mom’s and Women’s Clinic, Birthday Parties, Adult Weekend Clinics, Family Packages, Private Lessons, Special Events, After School. Insured, Licensed & Permitted by the City of SD. Call for a free brochure. Ask about our 2010 Summer Specials and other programs. (Limited space available). 858-205-7683 4850 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109 www.SanDiegoSurfingSchool.com sandiegosurfingschool @hotmail.com
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M–F 12:30 to 5:30 PM 3200 ADAMS AVE. STE. 103,SAN DIEGO, CA 92116 Ph. (619) 282-6252, Fax (619) 521-0117
La Vita . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BR Furn. and Includes Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . $1,900 Call Miranda 619-244-9017 Alta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BR 1 BA Furn. Unit in Gaslamp . . . . . . . . . . . $2,095 Call Mike 619-454-0620 M2i Townhome . . . . 1 BR 2 BA Walkup in East Village . . . . . . . . . . $1,900 Call Mike 619-454-0620
Open 7 Days 560 First Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
Call our friendly, knowledgeable Associates
Discount Fabrics In the old Adams Avenue Theater
Best Prices Upholstery • Drapery • Trims • Vinyls Foam (cut to order) • Notions Batting & Stuffings
3325 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116
3¢ COPIES From one original only, 500 min. on 8.5 x 11”
5¢ Self Service (NO LIMIT) Color Copies
SHOP OPEN M–F 12:30 to 5:30 PM Sales, Service & Supplies Same Day Response Digital/Analog • Reliable
3200 ADAMS AVE. STE. 103 SAN DIEGO, CA 92116
Ph. (619) 282-6252 Fax (619) 521-0117 email@example.com
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Deborah Vazquez (858) 270-3103 x118
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