2020 Business Closures

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Submitted by Coronita on June 24, 2020 - 8:07am

Wanted to keep a running count of the businesses we lost in 2020 or ones that went BK

We already know about Souplantation
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2...

...And 24 Hour Fitness...
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/investing...

...Add GNC to the list of BK companies....

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vitamin-c...

Submitted by Snick on June 24, 2020 - 1:42pm.
Submitted by gzz on June 24, 2020 - 2:44pm.

Long list here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hanktucker/...

Doesn't include shutdowns not related to bankruptcy, like the complete closing of the Lord & Taylor department store chain by Hudson's Bay.

Submitted by sdrealtor on June 24, 2020 - 3:03pm.

Snick wrote:
Closed SD restaurants
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/w...

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Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Islands South Carlsbad location gone also

Submitted by svelte on June 24, 2020 - 9:33pm.

sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Ouch, that one hurts. A favorite spot of ours.

Submitted by sdrealtor on June 24, 2020 - 10:03pm.

svelte wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Ouch, that one hurts. A favorite spot of ours.


Up the road from me. My backyard is better. Certainly better wine. Happy to entertain you to soften the blow

Submitted by Hobie on June 25, 2020 - 2:56am.

sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

Submitted by svelte on June 25, 2020 - 6:52am.

Hobie wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

More importantly, where will all the Viasat employees go after work?

Submitted by svelte on June 25, 2020 - 6:54am.

sdrealtor wrote:
svelte wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Ouch, that one hurts. A favorite spot of ours.


Up the road from me. My backyard is better. Certainly better wine. Happy to entertain you to soften the blow

We'll take you up on that after this thing is over!

Submitted by sdrealtor on June 25, 2020 - 7:37am.

Hobie wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

Black Rail across the street. Costs a little more but nicer with better food and drink

Submitted by sdrealtor on June 25, 2020 - 7:57am.

svelte wrote:
Hobie wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

More importantly, where will all the Viasat employees go after work?

Check out Del Lusso’s if you haven’t already. Good food, comfortable out door space you can distance from others and owner is a great guy. Not a huge place but I like it there

Submitted by svelte on June 25, 2020 - 9:22am.

sdrealtor wrote:
Hobie wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

Black Rail across the street. Costs a little more but nicer with better food and drink

Ah! The old Tuscany location became the Black Rail! We'll have to try that too!

Submitted by svelte on June 25, 2020 - 9:29am.

sdrealtor wrote:
svelte wrote:
Hobie wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

More importantly, where will all the Viasat employees go after work?

Check out Del Lusso’s if you haven’t already. Good food, comfortable out door space you can distance from others and owner is a great guy. Not a huge place but I like it there

Just checked them out on google maps, we'll hit it up. That Neapolitan Pizza looks delicious.

Submitted by sdrealtor on June 25, 2020 - 9:37am.

svelte wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:
Hobie wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

Black Rail across the street. Costs a little more but nicer with better food and drink

Ah! The old Tuscany location became the Black Rail! We'll have to try that too!

Yes the old Wrinkle Room as it was known locally. New place has nice outdoor seating which has become the new must have

Submitted by svelte on June 25, 2020 - 9:58am.

sdrealtor wrote:
svelte wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:
Hobie wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

Black Rail across the street. Costs a little more but nicer with better food and drink

Ah! The old Tuscany location became the Black Rail! We'll have to try that too!

Yes the old Wrinkle Room as it was known locally. New place has nice outdoor seating which has become the new must have

That means there were two Wrinkle Rooms in Carlsbad...The Alley in Carlsbad Village had the same moniker!

Submitted by gzz on June 25, 2020 - 11:03am.

None of the restaurants I go to have closed. Here's some suggestions around OB and Bay Park:

1. Takai/OB Sushi Sushi Newport at Cable - Owner Tim is very nice. Rather than have two sushi places on the same block, one is converting to Chinese. Hopefully will be better than the one awful Chinese place on Newport now. Very good quality at fairly low prices. $8 rainbow rolls are great.

2. JV's Mexican, southern end of Morena Blvd - best casual Mexican in San Diego, possible to get low carb, several good grilled fish entrees. Standout is the salmon soft tacos.

3. Third Corner, Voltaire and W Pt Loma, - Amazing late night happy hour. Don't know of any other place W of the 5 with a high end kitchen open in this 10-12pm time slot. Pretty good during the day and early evening too.

4. Pure Thai - top of the Voltaire hill - Excellent lunch specials. Never had anything not delicious there.

5. Blue Water Grill - Santa Monica Ave at the beach - Best fish tacos in SD, beach view. Seems expensive until you see that a single $6 or 7 taco is enough for a light meal.

6. Bulls Smokin' BBQ, side street between Morena and W Morena - As good as Phil's with no lines. Nice big place with giant open windows and outdoor areas for social distancing.

Submitted by sdrealtor on June 25, 2020 - 11:40am.

Thx and good to see you in the forums. Time to take them back! Hope you stick around and contribute more as time permits you to

Submitted by sdrealtor on June 25, 2020 - 11:40am.

svelte wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:
svelte wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:
Hobie wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:

Been told Ignite Carlsbad wont be back either

Where will all the Tinder first dates go now ;)

Black Rail across the street. Costs a little more but nicer with better food and drink

Ah! The old Tuscany location became the Black Rail! We'll have to try that too!

Yes the old Wrinkle Room as it was known locally. New place has nice outdoor seating which has become the new must have

That means there were two Wrinkle Rooms in Carlsbad...The Alley in Carlsbad Village had the same moniker!

Just learnt somthin"

Submitted by Coronita on June 25, 2020 - 11:47am.

I'm bummed about the closing of Casa Sol Y Mar. In not surprised but we use to go to it all the time.

Also bummed about the closing of the Firestone shop in Mira Mesa

Really bummed about the closure of Boomers in Clairemont.

Submitted by sdrealtor on June 25, 2020 - 11:50am.

gzz wrote:
None of the restaurants I go to have closed. Here's some suggestions around OB and Bay Park:

1. Takai/OB Sushi Sushi Newport at Cable - Owner Tim is very nice. Rather than have two sushi places on the same block, one is converting to Chinese. Hopefully will be better than the one awful Chinese place on Newport now. Very good quality at fairly low prices. $8 rainbow rolls are great.

2. JV's Mexican, southern end of Morena Blvd - best casual Mexican in San Diego, possible to get low carb, several good grilled fish entrees. Standout is the salmon soft tacos.

3. Third Corner, Voltaire and W Pt Loma, - Amazing late night happy hour. Don't know of any other place W of the 5 with a high end kitchen open in this 10-12pm time slot. Pretty good during the day and early evening too.

4. Pure Thai - top of the Voltaire hill - Excellent lunch specials. Never had anything not delicious there.

5. Blue Water Grill - Santa Monica Ave at the beach - Best fish tacos in SD, beach view. Seems expensive until you see that a single $6 or 7 taco is enough for a light meal.

6. Bulls Smokin' BBQ, side street between Morena and W Morena - As good as Phil's with no lines. Nice big place with giant open windows and outdoor areas for social distancing.

Love Third Corner. That late night happy hour is for workers in the hospitality industry after they get off work. Lots of wait staff and chefs hang at the one in Encinitas after work.

Submitted by an on June 29, 2020 - 11:47pm.

Coronita wrote:
I'm bummed about the closing of Casa Sol Y Mar. In not surprised but we use to go to it all the time.

Also bummed about the closing of the Firestone shop in Mira Mesa

Really bummed about the closure of Boomers in Clairemont.


Firestone was going to be closed with or without covid. They're taking that corner of the mall.

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