The burgeoning restaurant group recently opened Fireside By The Patio. They are working on opening Bao Beach in Mission Beach. Now The Patio Group has taken over the loft-like space previously occupied by Table No. 10 restaurant at 369 10th Avenue in San Diego's East Village for a yet-to-be named concept - The Patio in East Village, perhaps? The group has also purchased Surf Rider Pizza Cafe in Ocean Beach.
The Patio Group's owner Gina Champion-Cain purchased the former Table No. 10, 1920s-era building last month through her American National Investments corporation for $2.35 million and she plans to build a new restaurant at the approximately 4,000-square-foot property. Like Fireside and the coming Bao Beach, the restaurant, menu and kitchen will be spearheaded by The Patio Group's newly onboard consulting chef Antonio Friscia and his Legal Restaurant team. Chef Amiko Gubbins will likely lead the kitchen at the East Village eatery.
The Patio Group also recently purchased Surf Rider Pizza Cafe, located at 2163 Abbott Street in Ocean Beach, from Hilary Rossi, who they subsequently appointed to Director of Food and Beverage at The Patio Restaurant Group. The Patio Group intends to leave Surf Rider completely as is, and move forward in expanding the concept to locations up the coast, as Hilary intended. Surf Rider Pizza Cafe was founded in August 2010 and recently underwent a complete renovation, including the addition of an updated tap system.
Aside from being a force behind a number of highly touted restaurants, Gina Champion Cain is also a real estate investor, the owner of a vacation home business (Luv Surf Vacation Homes) and the founder of a clothing line (Luv Surf Apparel).
Gina Champion-Cain's got her start in the restaurant industry with the opening of The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach in 2012 and has since spread the concept like wild fire. In 2014, The Patio on Goldfinch debuted. The Patio in Left Field opened inside Petco Park for the 2015 season and the group also purchased historic Saska's restaurant in Mission Beach last summer. Fireside By The Patio premiered in March 2016.
Champion-Cain's company has also opened two locations of their coffee concept Swell Coffee Co. - one in Mission Beach and another in Del Mar and is also a partner in Luxury Farms, formerly The Front Porch, a curated market with with goods to fill the kitchen, home, and gourmet pantry. On the horizon is the aforementioned Bao Beach in Mission Beach, The Patio in Petaluma in Sonoma County, and The Foundation - The Patio Group's corporate headquarters, commissary kitchen and coffee roasting facility all rolled into one building in the industrial Sports Arena area.
For more information on The Patio Group, visit americannationalinvestments.com/divisions/the-patio-group.