Double Standard Kitchenetta Shutters In San Diego's Difficult East Village

November 15, 2019

After an impressive nearly five year run in San Diego's notoriously difficult East Village, Double Standard Kitchenetta has closed.

Opened in December 2014 by David Mainiero, Double Standard Kitchenetta eventually sold to Scottsdale restaurateur Tawny Costa who continued to operate the eatery as an Italian-inspired restaurant with a menu of fresh made pizzas and pastas. There is no word on exactly why the restaurant closed or what will come of the space at 695 Sixth Avenue in downtown San Diego.

The East Village has had a string of closures recently with Double Standard being the latest victim. Other East Village restaurants that shuttered this year include Oscar's Mexican Seafood and the short-lived WhipHand. The 7,500 square-foot distillery, bar and restaurant Storyhouse Spirits also closed up shop within 4 months of opening, but ownership states that it will eventually reopen. At the same time, East Village has had exciting new arrivals pop up this year like J & Tony's Discount Cured Meats And Negroni Warehouse and Rovino The Foodery. Incoming East Village eateries also include a fried chicken shack called Corner Chicken from the owner of Tajima and an ultra-ambitious restaurant from Daniel Boulud protégé Chef Travis Swikard in partnership with Cohn Restaurant Group.