La Plaza La Jolla
La Plaza La Jolla, a 27,000-square-foot luxury open-air shopping center located in the heart of the village of La Jolla on the corner of Girard Avenue and Wall Street, has announced its initial round of confirmed tenants, including Beaming, an organic, superfood lifestyle brand; and Catania, a new culinary concept from Whisknladle Hospitality.
“Our vision for La Plaza La Jolla is to provide discerning shoppers with a boutique center offering a complementary mix of carefully curated premier retail, upscale dining, and superb services,” says Jon Williams, CEO of Davlyn Investments, the developer of La Plaza La Jolla. “These initial tenants set the pace for the essential synergy among La Plaza’s co-tenants we set out to create.”
Paul G. Kerr, president of Davlyn Investments, adds, “Ongoing economic recovery has renewed interest in the community — resulting in new additions that include a luxury movie theatre, performing arts center, and more, paving the way for a project of this scale.”
Featuring refined Spanish and Moroccan design elements blended with a Southern California ambience, the center is attracting a number of celebrated local businesses including Lissilaa Boutique, which will expand its exclusive haute couture offerings with the addition of a 560-square-foot shoe boutique at La Plaza. At La Scarpa, Italian for ‘the shoe,’ owner Jalia Lissilaa will offer an extended footwear selection, along with a one-of-a-kind selection of scarves, jewelry, gadgets, and other gifts and accessories from around the world by designers including Marsell, Ugo Cacciatori, and Christian Peau.
European-style Elixir Espresso & Wine Bar, which already has three popular locations in San Diego, will open an approximately 950-square-foot space to serve its expertly pulled espresso and locally sourced coffee, as well as house-made crepes. Elixir will also serve a selection of unique regional wines and complementary cheese boards and flatbreads made from scratch in-house.
Inspired by the architecture of La Jolla, P+R Architects principal Mitra Esfandiari and project manager Matthew Wister, along with building designer Chris Cuaso and landscape designer David Sabunas, designed a structure that offers a sophisticated take on casual elegance. Krista Stafford of Krista Stafford Interior Design worked closely with David Snyder of Unique Stone Imports to source custom tile pulling from the design histories of Spain and Morocco, with the crowning tile element being the fountain at the Girard Street entry. Light fixtures throughout, including the striking central plaza courtyard, are all custom designed and made by Chandelier. (www.laplazalajolla.com)