The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach
The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach. Photo courtesy of the restaurant

A San Diego commercial real estate brokerage announced Wednesday it will handle the sale of four restaurants once owned and operated by Gina Champion-Cain.

The sale authorized by a court-appointed receiver comes amid a $300 million fraud case against the well-known San Diego restaurant entrepreneur, who is accused of soliciting investors to make short-term, high-interest loans for alcohol licenses.

Colliers International San Diego Region is handling the sale of  two restaurants that are still operating — the Patio on Lamont and Saskas — as well as the former Himmelberg’s and Swell Coffee Co. Also for sale are two parking lots.

“This portfolio represents a unique investment opportunity to acquire up to six properties in the heart of two of San Diego’s most bustling neighborhoods: East Village and Pacific Beach,” said Bill Shrader of Colliers. “The four buildings feature fully-fixtured restaurant operations with high-level upgrades that are all positioned for future success.”

Another brokerage, Next Wave Commercial, is handling the sale of Bao Beach and four Surf Rider Pizza locations.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.