The Headquarters is Ready to Open at San Diego's Seaport Village | New Destination Includes Nearly 30 Dining, Retail and Entertainment Establishments

November 15, 2013

This Monday, November 18, The Headquarters at Seaport Village will open to the public, offering cuisine for every palate with sumptuous indoor and al fresco dining at San Diego’s premier seaside shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Terramar Retail Centers has already unveiled its widely-anticipated collection of top restaurants for The Headquarters, including Mario Batali's Pizzeria Mozza, The Cheesecake Factory, Puesto, Eddie V’s, Seasons 52 and more.  The Headquarters is a $40 million adaptive re-use and renovation of the Old Police Headquarters building into an approximately 100,000-square-foot retail, dining and entertainment destination.

“Great food is at the core of great destinations.  Our team was creative and selective in attracting the right blend of dining for The Headquarters,” said Steve Bowers, CEO of Terramar Retail Centers.  “This collection creates a casually sophisticated destination for San Diego residents and visitors.”

The Headquarters at Seaport Village will feature an eclectic mix of art and artisans, boutiques and specialty shops, and is anchored by exceptional restaurants creating a dynamic shopping and dining experience catering to San Diego’s most discerning residents and visitors. The Headquarters’ main courtyard will feature fountains and colorful landscaping creating an attractive setting for al fresco dining and a natural environment to program a variety of outdoor entertainment.  Appealing plazas and meandering walkways will entice visitors to stroll, linger and relax, enjoying the seaside setting with its sunshine and breezes.  The Headquarters will also offer guests a premier level of service with an accomplished full-time concierge staff and valet parking.

Built in 1939, this property was the San Diego Police Headquarters until 1987. The overall design concept for The Headquarters is a downtown street with visually rich authenticity, echoing the great San Diego boulevards of the 30’s and 40’s. The Headquarters’ main courtyard includes fountains, trees, and outdoor cafes. The buildings have retained their architectural style down to the last details as Terramar has transformed the buildings into modern spaces for its retailers and restaurants, which include:

Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery - An artist owned gallery by the leading world renowned surfing photographer for over 25 years. Featuring an array of mediums from large formats photographs, to art wrapped surfboards and beyond.
Artonage - A unique collection of art featuring photographers and digital artists from around the world. Through vivid color and dynamic composition, these elegant pieces of art span a wide scope of subject matter shown from both micro and macro levels. From landscapes and cityscapes, to beaches and waterfalls, to abstract chess boards and playing cards, you are sure to find something that suits your distinctive taste.
Bruxie - A new take on The Sandwich, using a creative, freshly made version of an authentic Belgian Waffle as the bread. Featuring a wide selection of savory choices as well as a variety of sweet options.
Dallmann Fine Chocolate Boutique - Specializing in exquisite artisan chocolates. Dallmann has gained a worldwide reputation of being one of the finest pastry shops offering only the best quality. People travel from all over the world to get a taste of the famous Mozart Travel Cake (in honor of Mozart's travels throughout Europe) or to enjoy one of the 120 varieties of pastries and sweets. Visitors also journey from far and wide for the unique Mozartkugel class, where students can learn the traditional way of making the world famous "Salzburger Mozartkugel”
Eddie V’s (Opening in February 2014) - Eddie V’s offers premium aged steaks and fresh seafood in a comfortable, elegant and historic setting reminiscent of the glamorous dining of old Hollywood.  The open-design, two-level,7,500-square-foot restaurant will also feature a two-level wine tower, the V Lounge with live jazz, classic cocktails and assorted appetizers. Located in the former courthouse section of the building, there are two private dining rooms upstairs.
Gelato Paradiso - Featuring gelato, sorbetto and cakes all made from ingredients imported from Italy. Gelato Paradiso offers authentic Italian gelato as well as sorbetto, gelappe (gelato blended with espresso and milk), Italian sodas and sparkling water. Multiple flavors are available in all sizes of cups and cones. Some special seasonal flavors are available for a limited time each year.
Geppetto’s Toys - A Child’s Fantasy. A magical world of classic toys that inspire creative play for the entire family. Geppetto’s has been a San Diego Tradition for over 40 years. They sell great toys, but it’s also their customer service that is exceptional. Complimentary gift wrapping is offered every day.  
Kitson - Proclaimed as a celebrity hot spot, Kitson is the go-to-fashion boutique dedicated to pop culture and created for fashion enthusiasts around the world. 
lolo by the Sea - Featuring well established and upcoming LA designers as well as partnering with local designers and artisans, bringing a vast assortment of unique clothing and accessories.
Life is Good - Optimistic apparel and accessories featuring positive messaging and comfortable fits for men, women and children.
Madison - Featuring a great selection of fine leather goods and fashion accessories.  Find name brands alongside emerging designers in handbags, apparel, luggage and travel accessories, business cases, wallets, belts, and a unique assortment of gifts for men & women. Our award-winning stores are known for selection, exclusive designs, stellar service, gorgeous gift wrapping and the magical touch. Our products are beautiful, our motto simple: Be memorable.
Pizzeria Mozza - Pizzeria Mozza is on every foodie’s list.  The Headquarters is the only San Diego location for this highly acclaimed restaurant from top chefs Mario Batali, Joseph Bastianich and Nancy Silverton.  Pizzeria Mozza, first launched in Hollywood, is widely praised for its creative, authentic Italian menu featuring artisanal pizzas, pastas and salads and a carefully crafted wine list.  At The Headquarters, Pizzeria Mozza’s 4,350-square-foot restaurant has an upbeat, energetic atmosphere with its open kitchen, wine bar, indoor dining room and central dining patio.  There are also two private dining rooms – one upstairs in the former Police Chief’s office (34 guests) and a more intimate room for 11 guests downstairs.  In addition, the chefs are bringing their new Mozza2Go concept to The Headquarters, currently only available in Los Angeles, so residents can enjoy the cuisine of Pizzeria Mozza at an outdoor concert or private picnic on the scenic shores of the Seaport District. 
preFab - preFAB is a groundbreaking space for creative, commercial, and cultural style leaders to meet, collaborate and work within the inspiring and iconic backdrop of The Headquarters.
Puesto - Puesto is a La Jolla locals favorite known for its refined flavors of Mexican street food with an emphasis on fresh, sustainably grown, all natural and organic ingredients.  It is opening its second location and first full-service restaurant in 4,500 square feet at The Headquarters to bring exceptional service as well as gourmet Mexican dishes to San Diego.  Puesto will also offer an innovative cocktail menu with an exotic selection of hand crafted creations from Mexico’s best flavors, including two new drinks only at The Headquarters:  the El Pueblito – a rustic but refined take on an old fashioned with smoky mescal, muddle Luxardo cherry, orange, demerara sugar, bitters and orange flower water; and Espina – rose petal infused tequila, nopales, habanero and fresh lime.  The restaurant will combine its traditional taco line, a full service bar and a stunning dining room all designed by Thomas Schoos, the creative genius behind the décor of Tao’s Las Vegas. Huge, floor to ceiling mural art by Chor Boogie add another level of visual excitement to the restaurant and bar.    
Seaside Home | Papery -  Featuring the finest names in both stationery and home accent, Seaside Home | Paper offers a sophisticated collection of stylish papers, unique cards, modern gifts and custom stationery paired with the casual yet classically elegant ensemble of hand selected home accessories, vintage finds, luxury candles and other exclusive proprietary lines. In the spirit of coastal living at its best, Seaside is a must see for both locals and travelers alike. 
Seasons 52 - Seasons 52 is a fresh grill restaurant offering an upscale healthy lifestyle 
cuisine - no dish contains over 475 calories – with an extensive menu that includes chicken, seafood and steaks.  The restaurant features a vast assortment of wines as well as cocktails created with a culinary approach that combines fresh ingredients with high-quality spirits.  The 9,900-square-foot restaurant is designed as a warm and inviting yet light and modern space with ample quiet seating, a large bar area and patio. 
Simply Local Emporium - A spectacular marketplace environment featuring over 50 merchants, local artists combined with treasures from around the world.  
Starbucks - Blending the old and the new, The Starbucks Coffee at The Headquarters at Seaport District adopts the heritage rich architecture of The Headquarters into its interior design.  Original Old Police Headquarter doors and windows have been repurposed into the Starbucks space, complementing Starbucks coffee origin artwork.   Steel canopies and iron chandeliers contrast with warm woods and rich fresco tile to highlight the café experience.  
Sunglass Hut - Shop for the top brand, latest trend, and exclusive styles of high quality fashion sunglasses and eyewear for men, women and kids, including designer and performance sunglasses. 
The Cheesecake Factory - The Cheesecake Factory, known for its upscale casual dining, fresh bakery, generous portions and legendary cheesecake is a perennial favorite across America and internationally.  Its 10,400-square-foot restaurant will feature its signature décor that is as creative and imaginative as its menu. 
Urban Beach House - Seaside-inspired fashion, accessories and gifts for men, women and children. Urban Beach House combines outstanding quality with amazing value, offering a carefully curated, diverse assortment of clothing, accessories and home décor. Pairing timeless elements with fresh twists, each item is designed to enhance a room, refresh a wardrobe or inspire a memorable experience. Urban Beach House presents beautiful products in a setting that excites and inspires our customer. Our retail store immerse visitors in the world of seaside chic,  with breathtaking window displays, gorgeous decorative schemes and intriguing surprises that make each one a delight to visit.
Venissimo Cheese - All the best cheese from all over the world. They provide exceptional customer service, with carefully selected varieties of traditional and artisanal cheeses, a boutique selection of food friendly wines and gourmet foodstuffs many from local purveyors.
Verde - Verde is a socially conscious retail experience unlike any other.  Conceived from a desire to provide an alternative to traditional retail expectations, Verde offers an array of products from around the world made from sustainable practices and materials.  Featuring a collection of fashion-forward personal and eco-chic home accessories, Verde is proud to expand the notion of "retail with a conscious" here in San Diego and beyond.

“This distinctive collection opening at The Headquarters realizes of our vision for the re-creation of this historic landmark. The Headquarters blends creative, locally owned and inspired shops and dining with top national retailers and restaurants creating an entirely new retail experience at this special San Diego location,” said Bowers. “All of our tenant partners are leading-edge restaurateurs and unique specialty shop owners committed with us to provide an unmatched shopping and dining experience.”

Located at 789 West Harbor Drive, adjacent to Seaport Village, within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center and numerous waterfront hotels as well as downtown businesses and high-rise residences, The Headquarters will be a convenient and attractive destination for visitors and residents alike.

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