The $585 million renovation and expansion underway at Westfield UTC will leave the mall with a wide range of new restaurants.
The mall plans what it terms a “thoughtfully-curated collection of culinary, shopping and entertainment experiences that embody the relaxed luxury” of nearby La Jolla.
Leases have been signed by Arbor, Great Maple, Javier’s Finest Foods of Mexico, La Colombe, Shake Shack, Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop, The Winery, True Food Kitchen, Din Tai Fung and others.
In addition, new eateries are opening in the existing dining terrace, including Johnny Rockets, which opened in early January; Korean eatery Bibigo; and Kazanori Poke & Wraps.
“We are proud to expand our epicurean portfolio with some of the most sought-after dining concepts in the industry, from local favorites to nationally recognized brands,” said John Alderson, Westfield’s vice president of development in San Diego. “Our goal at Westfield UTC is to provide a modern, one-stop dining district with something for every palate.”
Great Maple, which has a popular location in Hillcrest, is opening its second San Diego restaurant at Westfield UTC.
“Westfield UTC is an ideal location because of the constant traffic it offers,” said Mark David, co-owner of the eatery. “We serve three quality meals each day — breakfast or brunch, lunch, dinner – so patrons will be able to enjoy quality cuisine whenever they please on our charming open-air patio.”
The renovation and expansion are expected to be completed in October.
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