After More Than 50 Years In Business, Su Casa Mexican Restaurant To Close In La Jolla

October 15, 2019

After 52 years serving San Diego, Su Casa Mexican and Seafood Restaurant will permanently close its doors in La Jolla at month's end.

"Dear Valued Guest, Su Casa will permanently be closed on Monday, October 28, 2019," read a letter posted on Su Casa's social media accounts. "We have provided high-quality Mexican and seafood specialties for the last 52 years, since 1967, and been an enthusiastic part of the local community. The restaurant as well as the owner are ready to retire. Thank you for making Su Casa Restaurant one of La Jolla most popular eating establishments. And thank you for your loyal patronage over the years."

Originally a restaurant and bar known as Mr. Lucky’s, the building at 6738 La Jolla Boulevard was purchased in 1967 and converted into Su Casa by Marshall Pellar, who earned a nest egg after inventing BBQ seasoning for potato chips in the 1950s. Pellar sold the Su Casa restaurant and building in 1985 to its current owner Moishe Chernovetzky, who is selling the property to a developer with plans to demolish the current structure to build residential housing.
Artistic rendering for redevelopment of Su Casa property
A plan to demolish the Su Casa restaurant was proposed by Marengo-Morton Architects and approved by the San Diego Planning Commission after two hearings in mid-2017. The developer intends to raze the Su Casa building plus a two-story residential building at 350 Playa Del Sur and to construct in their place three buildings totaling nearly 30,000 square-feet with 16 residential units and 3,000 square feet of retail space, plus an underground garage.

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