IDEA1, the mixed-use community developed by Lowe, LaSalle Investment Management and I.D.E.A. Partners, will host the IDEA1 Block Party on Saturday, September 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to welcome its new onsite restaurants and art gallery. Taking place in The Hub, the community’s lively public courtyard, the IDEA1 Block Party will celebrate the addition of Young Hickory, a locally-owned coffee shop serving coffee and craft beer; LOLA 55, a fast-casual restaurant serving tacos and cocktails; and Franco Art Projects, an art space curated by Franco Moragrega Art Gallery. Event proceeds will support local nonprofits Barrio Logan College Institute, Vanguard Culture and California Labrador, Retrievers and More.
“We are so excited to welcome our new restaurants and Franco Art Projects as contributors to our growing IDEA District,” said David Malmuth of I.D.E.A. Partners. “Our Block Party is an invitation to our residents and the entire community to enjoy a variety of fun experiences in the Hub. That’s what the space is designed to encourage. Come out for an evening of art, entertainment, great food and beverages and of course, creative collisions.”
The IDEA1 Block Party will feature beer from Young Hickory and tacos from LOLA55, as well as entertainment including DJ and spoken word artist Gill Sotu and live musical performances by the Midnight Pine and Birdy Bardot. The Hub, the ground floor “mixing bowl” that connects the commercial and residential tenants with the broader community, will come alive with delicious food and music, including an immersive pop-up culinary art experience hosted by Vanguard Culture. In addition, digital media firm Seer Interactive and Laurie C. Fisher Architecture will hold open houses that showcase their exciting work.
IDEA1 is designed to help grow a community of entrepreneurs and fuel change makers, visionaries and professionals. With connection and collaboration in mind, IDEA1’s common areas are available for casual get-togethers and meetups as well as events like concerts, panels, presentations, art fairs and more. The mixed-use development’s co-working spaces and events also align with the IDEA District’s goal to create thousands of design and tech jobs across 35 city blocks in Downtown San Diego’s Upper East Village.
Located on the corner of Park and F Street at 895 Park Boulevard, San Diego, Calif., IDEA1 is now over 50 percent leased since opening in November 2017. IDEA1 offers bold new housing for those who want to be part of a vibrant, creative community. Residents also have access to the 2,000 square foot exercise room, rooftop clubhouse, outdoor deck, and gravity-defying water tower spa that overlooks the Downtown San Diego skyline and bay.
IDEA1 is a new community concept developed by Lowe, LaSalle Investment Management and I.D.E.A. Partners. With a total of 295 apartment homes, more than 5,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 7,700 square feet of creative office on the street level and a variety of common areas, IDEA1 was designed to help grow a community of entrepreneurs and fuel change makers, visionaries and professionals with inspiration. IDEA1 marks the first step to establishing the IDEA District’s vision of becoming San Diego’s innovation, design, education, arts and technology hub, which aims to create thousands of design and tech jobs in the coming years, across 35 city blocks in Downtown San Diego’s East Village.
For more information on leasing and the IDEA1 lifestyle visit www.ideadistrictsd.com/idea1/ or visit the property, located at 895 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101.