Rubicon Deli Shutters Original San Diego Location

November 20, 2018

A popular local chain of scratchmade bread sandwich shops has closed its original San Diego location. Rubicon Deli has shuttered in Mission Beach.

Rubicon Deli began its story in 1993 on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, CA - founded by co-owner Evan Corsiglia's mother, Cheri. The original deli eventually moved to Reno, NV, in 2008, where Evan received an invaluable education in bread baking and sandwich making that would eventually lead him to start his own sandwich empire. Evan partnered with San Diego epicureans, Antonio Carasali and Oliver Lang, and opened the first area location of Rubicon Deli in Mission Beach in 2009, followed by eateries in Mission Hills in 2012 and La Jolla in 2016. Last year, Rubicon announced expansion plans for Arizona, and earlier in 2018, we broke the news that Rubicon would open a branch in the former Brett's BBQ space within 4S Commons Town Center in Rancho Bernardo.

We have reached out to Rubicon Deli ownership and management to inquire on the reason for the sudden closure of their Mission Beach location and whether expansion plans were still in the works but did not receive a response by the time of publishing. The Reno, Mission Hills, La Jolla, and 4S Ranch branches remain in operation. A representative indicated that the Mission Beach store shuttered due to lack of business, but we know that the building was recently put on the market for sale so this may have played a part.

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