675 G Street
In 1968 Bob Sinclair opened up a little store on Prospect, which primarily sold cookware and wooden spoons and things like that, the beginnings of gourmet products. He bought a peanut roaster and just as an experiment tried roasting some coffee, he also saw the beauty and importance of renovating historic buildings. He put a Pannikin — one of five he opened before selling them in 1997 — in an old Encinitas train station along North Coast Highway, put Brockton Villa Restaurant in an 1894 cottage by a La Jolla pelicans’ perch, put San Diego Mission House Brewery in the 1924 Wonder Bread factory building in East Village.
Photo provided by Bill Keller.
Photo by Jorge Moreno at the San Diego Broom Works.
Photos by Randi B.
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