By Christopher Gomez
Visit San Diego’s Little Italy on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to take part in the neighborhood’s annual State of the Neighborhood event! On this special evening, the community will gather in the stunning 10,000-square-foot Piazza della Famiglia to hear chief executive administrator of the Little Italy Association, Marco Li Mandri’s presentation on the past, present and future of San Diego’s Little Italy! Mix and mingle with fellow neighbors, community members, business owners, residents and visitors in the heart of the neighborhood while learning about the latest happenings.
Hosted by the Little Italy Association, the annual State of the Neighborhood will keep attendees up-to-date on the neighborhood’s news, rich history, upcoming projects and exciting initiatives! Guests are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 p.m. as the presentation begins promptly at 7:15 a.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served bases unless you purchase a VIP ticket.
All are welcomed to pick up dinner, snacks and beverages from Little Italy’s top eateries and bring it to the Piazza della Famiglia to enjoy during the informative presentation. In addition to the large selection of restaurants, breweries and cafes in Little Italy, guests can also grab beer or wine from the Little Italy Food Hall’s full bar, located in the public space, to enjoy in the Piazza during the presentation. The innovative, social dining concept has six food stations to choose from including Ambrogio15, Bobboi Natural Gelato, Mein St. Asian Station, Not Not Tacos and Wicked Maine Lobster. Attendees can also enjoy coffee and pastries from Frost Me Bakery and Café before or after the event.
New to this year’s event will be an exclusive VIP ticket option, which will include select food and a beverage from the Little Italy Food Hall and reserved seating for the presentation. The Little Italy Association will announce VIP ticket pricing soon and they will be available for purchase on StateOfLittleItalySD.com.
The special night in the historic, urban neighborhood will be filled with great company, delicious food and a presentation directly from the Little Italy Association. This annual community event is the perfect opportunity to learn about all of San Diego’s Little Italy happenings.
Don’t miss your chance to spend an evening in this top San Diego community and celebrate the tremendous growth and revitalization Little Italy has experienced over nearly two decades!
To stay connected with Little Italy, check out what’s going on in the neighborhood by following the community on Instagram and Twitter: @LittleItalySD and Facebook: LittleItalySD. To learn more things happening in the neighborhood, visit LittleItalySD.com.
— Christopher Gomez has been Little Italy’s district manager since 2000. Reach him at email@example.com.