A new restaurant/lounge will be open for business in the Hillcrest neighborhood – replacing the old “Universal” spot on University Avenue.
I had a chance to talk to David Laurent (Also called JD Laurent), one of the main investors in the restaurant, and asked him how he planned to make the spot a success despite the previous occupant’s lack thereof. He responded with what I agree will do the businesss good – cater to the neighborhood.
With a combination of good pr, good food, and good people – a restaurant like this wont have much of a problem finding it’s place here in San Diego. With Nadav Wilf & Shayna Keel of DiscoverSD mixed with Allison Frazier of J Public Relations, and Rob Corea of SceneOutSD.com, David Laurent certainly made a great decision in terms of who to let the city know about the newest hot-spot. I hope the new place flourishes and congratulations on all your success, JD!
PS – After hearing the mix from DJ Schoeny that night, I’m officially a fan. Check him out!