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Coronado-Based Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge To Become Tiki-Themed The Islander

May 31, 2021

After 10 years in business, Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge has closed in San Diego's Coronado and will be replaced by surf & tiki themed The Islander. 

Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge opened on Orange Avenue in Coronado in 2011 as one of the first restaurants to launch David Spatafore's Blue Bridge Hospitality, a restaurant collective that now includes Mootime Cookies & Creamery, Little Frenchie, Stake Chophouse, Village Pizzeria and Liberty Public Market. After pivoting Leroy's to become a more fast-casual eatery's for a brief period, Blue Bridge management has decided to rebrand the restaurant to become The Islander. 

"This last year has given us a lot of time to reflect on the changes in our neighborhood," wrote Blue Bridge Hospitality Marketing Coordinator Paulina Quintero. "We have loved serving the community through Leroy’s for the past 10 years but have decided it’s time to bring something fresh to Coronado."

The Islander will be inspired by 60s-70s surf culture, offering a family-friendly vibe during the day and becoming more lively during evening hours. The bar is now three times the size and the addition of La Cantina bi-folding doors will allow a flow between indoor and outdoor space. The Islander's menu will consist of a variety of beach food encompassing all flavors of the Pacific coast and featuring dishes inspired by SoCal, Mexico and Hawaii, but also influenced by Costa Rica, Fiji, and anywhere with a surf break. Expect breakfast daily from open to 2pm, including signature pancake stacks and unique breakfast bowls. From the bar, there will be a new tiki-inspired cocktail list. 

The Islander is set to open this June at 1015 Orange Avenue in Coronado. For more information. visit bluebridgehospitality.com.