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NyTimes: Pulsing With Eclec-tricity in San Diego

stevewag23 | Dec 7, 200910:40 AM

“The neighborhood had great bones,” said Arne Holt, the owner of Caffé Calabria (3933 30th Street; 619-291-1759; www.caffecalabria.com), an airy, Italian-themed cafe popular with the local laptop set. “There were a lot of really unique storefronts that just needed a little T.L.C. to make the community pop.”

“The cost of entry was low enough for people to take risks that couldn’t happen elsewhere,” said Jay Porter of the neighborhood’s attractions for business owners. Mr. Porter, the owner of the Linkery (3794 30th Street; 619-255-8778; www.thelinkery.com), a farm-to-table gastropub that makes an unforgettable lardo ice cream sandwich ($10), added: “The businesses here reflect very personal visions. And we’re all committed to a great urban experience.”



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