San Diego Business Journal

New Restaurants Join Hillcrest Retail Center

By Lou Hirsh Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two new restaurants have joined the lineup at The Shops at Hillcrest, an 8,360-square-foot retail center owned and managed by San Diego-based Westcore Properties.

R2 Foods LLC, doing business as Kasi Fresh Fast Indian, has signed a lease for 1,214 square feet. This is the second San Diego location for the Indian-themed casual restaurant, which recently debuted at Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad, according to a Westcore statement.

Westcore senior leasing associate Lauren Suazo said the center has also added Abe Froman’s – Sausage & Beer, offering artisanal sausages and craft beer in a new 2,218-square-foot restaurant and bar.

The Shops at Hillcrest, located at Fifth and Robinson avenues, was purchased by Westcore in 2004 and includes Starbucks, Jamba Juice and Pho Fifth Avenue, a Vietnamese restaurant.

The new businesses signed five-year leases with a total value of $525,000. Kasi was represented in the leasing transactions by Flocke & Avoyer, and Cassidy Turley San Diego represented Abe Froman’s and Westcore, the statement said.