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Built in 1887 by Dr. Henry Graves, the Top Gun House used in the 1986 movie “Top Gun” will be renovated and included as an ice cream shop or similar outlet as part of a dual hotel project by S.D. Malkin in downtown Oceanside. Photo courtesy of Oceanside Historical Society

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With Two Hotels Under Construction, Downtown Oceanside Continues to Draw Businesses That Are Reshaping the Area

When S.D. Malkin Properties began its quest to build a pair of beachfront resort hotels in downtown Oceanside more than a decade ago, much of the surrounding area was a collection of vacant lots used for parking.

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