Hardly a day goes by when I don’t receive an inquiry about all the construction at the Turnpike Center in Noleta, home to Vons, Rusty’s Pizza, Dave’s Dogs, and other businesses. Though the entire center is receiving a refresh, with wood exterior walls and bronze colored roofs, particular attention has been paid to the southeast corner which will be the future home of six new restaurants. One business will be a Dave’s Drip House ice cream shop (run by the founder of Dave’s Dogs) while another is a yet to be announced restaurant by Chris Chiarappa, the visionary and inspiration for Mesa Burger, and other local eateries. Play It Again Sports is moving across the parking lot to make room for one of the incoming dining establishments. Play It Again Sports will take over the space currently occupied by Hair Studio, Barbershop, and Laundromat which are next to Dave’s Dogs. The southeast corner of the Turnpike Center has been fully remodeled and now includes plantings, walkways, fountains, statues, and more. Electric vehicle chargers are planned.
Photos by The Restaurant Guy