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Mike Hess Brewing, Mr. Moto Pizza, Spill the Beans coffee locations proposed for San Diego's Seaport Village

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 20:45:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The Port of San Diego has big plans to change the look and feel of Seaport Village, and three local businesses could soon be part of the revitalization effort.

According to Port documents, leases for Mike Hess Brewing, Mr. Moto Pizza, and Spill the Beans coffee shop to open locations at Seaport Village are being considered.

The Port Commissioners’ Board will vote on the proposed leases at a Nov. 5 meeting.

If approved, the businesses would fill vacancies at 849 W. Harbor Dr. of the waterfront shopping center.

Mike Hess Brewing, founded in 2010, has craft beer tasting rooms in Miramar, North Park, Imperial Beach and Ocean Beach. The Seaport Village location would include a beer tasting room, patio area and taco bar from City Tacos. It would occupy the former location of the Greek Village Cafe.

Spill the Beans has been a Gaslamp Quarter destination for coffee lovers since opening on 555 Market St. in 2017. Port documents show the proposed coffee shop location would fill “a key boardwalk vacancy in the Lighthouse District” of Seaport Village.

Mr. Moto Pizza, founded in 2015, has five San Diego locations selling New York-style pizza. The proposed location would be next to Hess Brewing.

As the Port looks to bring in more businesses to the property, current vacancies at Seaport Village are being used for a podcasting studio that can be reserved and used for free, an artist studio space, and an art exhibit that includes a “sardine bar” with electric shark every Thursday.

The Port of San Diego took over management of Seaport in October 2018, with initial plans to “refresh” the property. In February, the board voted to spend $2.3 million to refresh the shopping center.

Future plans to completely redevelop Seaport Village could include a new hotel, aquarium and event center. Those plans, however, have not yet been approved and 5 to 7 years away.