South Park's Alchemy Restaurant to Close as of February 3 | Vegan Eatery KINDRED to Take Its Place

January 21, 2015

Alchemy restaurant, located at 1503 30th Street in South Park, will be celebrating its tenure over the next two weeks as the eatery approaches its last day of operations on Tuesday, February 3. Over the past six years, Alchemy has been awarded numerous acknowledgements for their restaurant and team from Best Neighborhood Restaurant in 2013 (San Diego Magazine - Critic’s Pick) to co-owner Ron Troyano being named Cross Sector Business Leader for 2014 by Community Health Improvement Partners. From the start of operations in 2009, Alchemy has supported the city of San Diego through numerous donations, classes, and community service activities.

"The neighborhood of South Park has been a wonderfully supportive home to our business and we especially want to thank our South Park Business Group partners," explained a representative from the restaurant. "This dynamic group is an asset to the area for both residents and businesses, tirelessly promoting and coordinating for the greater good. Our co-owner, Matt Thomas, sat on the board for several years and is very thankful for the experience and opportunity to add value to our neighborhood."

Although the restaurant is closing, Alchemy founders looks forward to continued participation as Venue/Event Manager for SILO in Makers Quarter, a developing community space in Upper East Village San Diego. Alchemy has coordinated over forty events at SILO in the past sixteen months and is working closely with the urban planning team from Makers Quarter to bring together a collaborative community and creative culture.

In addition, Alchemy co-owner Ron Troyano will be expanding his participation in San Diego's local food system development by focusing on the region’s infrastructure needs and collaborating on solutions to create business opportunities for local food entrepreneurs. Alchemy partners will maintain their seats on the board of the San Diego Hunger Coalition, The Front Burner Fund, Seeds@City College Advisory Board and memberships in the Farm to School Task Force and the San Diego Food System Alliance, and they hope to restart Scratch Culinary Education as soon as possible.

In Alchemy's place, Kory Stetina will partner with local restaurant group behemoth CH Projects (Craft & Commerce, Ironside, etc.) to extensively remodel the space and open a vegan restaurant named KINDRED. For more information, visit KINDRED online at