Brick & Bell Cafe Ends Run In San Diego's Pacific Beach

September 14, 2020

After a three year run, the Pacific Beach location of Brick & Bell Cafe has permanently closed and the 1920s-era cottage that housed it is currently for lease.

Peter Schumacher opened the original Brick & Bell Cafe in a 100-year old brick building in the heart of La Jolla Village in 2003 and unveiled his second location in La Jolla Shores in 2015. In summer 2017, Schumacher took over the more than 20-year-old Cafe 976, and after closing it for a brief remodel, opened his third outpost in the charming standalone 1920s building on the corner of Cass & Felspar in Pacific Beach. We spoke to a representative of Brick & Bell who stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has been too great a burden and required them to close one of their locations.

The building at 976 Felspar Street in San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood is currently on the market to be leased by Flocke & Avoyer commercial real estate firm. The freestanding building has a 1,396 square foot interior with a 2,100 square-foot outdoor garden patio and deck and is located approximately 2 blocks from the Pacific ocean.