Recent Restaurant Closures In The Gaslamp
You may have heard of the two-big restaurant and bar closures in Gaslamp. The first being T.G.I Fridays which occupied the space since 2006. With all the new and exciting restaurants around the area, Fridays had a difficult time keeping its doors open to the public. The second restaurant being McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, which occupied the space since 2011. This was one of the most popular Irish bars downtown, due its competitive drink prices and younger college crowd. Good news McFadden fans, they will be relocating to Fifth & G Street and will be bringing a new concept to downtown.
What is to come in place of the old restaurants?
Marriott will be remodeling the property between F and G Streets with their European inspired hotel line called AC Hotels. AC Hotel brand was brought to the US in 2015. The first one to open in the US was in New Orleans and other major cities to follow were Miami, Chicago and Washington, DC. This concept considered one of their more luxury, trendy design brands. Marriott’s vision with the AC Hotel line is European inspired breakfasts, co-working by day and a hub and or social buzz by night. The main entrance to the hotel, proposed to be located on 6th Ave will partially be preserved to its historic façade. The hotel is expected to have onsite parking as well as a rooftop patio and lounge.
AC Hotel by Marriott Highlights
- Boutique Hotel
- European Inspired Breakfast
- Sophisticated Modern Rooms
- 24-Hour Fitness Center
- Co-Working by Day, Social Buzz by Night
- Rooftop Patio and Lounge
Additional Boutique Hotel Buzz Around Downtown
Boutique hotels have been popping up all over downtown San Diego with Marriott’s latest opening of the Moxi hotel located between E and F street on Sixth Ave. There is another proposed hotel which has been proposed in Gaslamp where Dicks Last Resort was which will be built by the Pendry. Both hotels should be a great addition to the Gaslamp district and will welcome visitors to San Diego.