The two story standalone restaurant at 809 Thomas Street that Nick's at the Beach occupied for 18 years before closing last December is getting a full gut and overhaul to become The Local Pacific Beach. Anticipated to open this summer, as early as June, The Local Group is planning a duel concept, with the bottom level to be a more laid back, casual eatery and the upstairs level and patio to cater to PB's more raucous.
The Local Group has wanted to expand their craft beer and upscale pub grub concept into Pacific Beach for a long time now and the Nick's location presented the perfect opportunity to jump right in. This will be the The Local Group's third location in San Diego, with their first being The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole at 1065 4th Ave. in the Gaslamp. The Local Group also took over Nick's at the Pier in Ocean Beach last year and transformed it to Wonderland Ocean Pub.