San Diego Business Journal

— Hundred Proof, a bar-restaurant with a menu that includes burgers and “boozy milkshakes,” recently opened at 4130 Park Blvd. in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood. It is a new concept from the team behind the nearby Trust restaurant, led by partners Steve Schwob and Executive Chef Brad Wise.

At Liberty Station in Point Loma, the already growing dining and retail lineup will be getting even bigger this summer. Operators said openings slated for the July-August period include The Bar at Moniker General, a new 1950s-style cocktail counter at the existing retail store and cafe, led by business partners Ryan Sisson and Nathan Cadieux; and Pisco Rotisserie & Cevichera, a Peruvian-style restaurant helmed by Executive Chef/Partner Emmanuel Piqueras and Sami Ladeki, who owns San Diego-based Sammy’s W

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Cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty Inc. recently opened a 9,875-square-foot store at the Escondido Promenade, 1266 Auto Park Way, the 11th store in San Diego County for Illinois-based Ulta. Retail Insite’s Matt Moser represented landlord Federal Realty, and the brokerage firm’s Ron Pepper represented the tenant in the lease deal; terms were not disclosed.

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Also debuting this summer at Liberty Station are Poke 1-2-3, with seafood, chicken and vegan offerings; and a Club Pilates fitness studio. Those will be followed in the fall by Pigment, a new location of a popular North Park retail shop featuring local and artisanal gifts and furniture, owned by husband and wife Chad Anglin and Amy Paul.

In Encinitas, following much pushback from the city over issues including operating hours, Union Kitchen & Tap was recently granted permission to build a new outdoor patio with room for 50 guests, expected to be completed by year’s end at 1108 S. Coast Hwy 101. Owner OMG Hospitality Group also operates other local

venues including PB Alehouse and Backyard Kitchen & Tap. In Pacific Beach, Square Bar Café recently leased a 1,300-square-foot space at 1038 Garnet Ave., according to Ashley Tiefel and Steve Avoyer of Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate, who represented landlord Dayani Partners. Square Bar’s website indicates the operator has a current location on Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa and sells items including organic tea and coffee drinks.