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Scott Jones added 2 new photos — at Pacific Coast Highway.

Martha May Jones, far left, out with her friends at the Top's Nightclub on Pacific Coast Highway in San Diego back in the late 1940s. San Diego Magazine said the club "hosted renowned artists such as Nat King Cole, Shelly Winters, Nelson Eddy, and many more."

Where the storied, 1940s-era Top’s Nightclub once sat on Pacific Highway is a new, 364-room, dual-branded hotel, the latest in a string of lodging projects coming to downtown San Diego
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Where the storied, 1940s-era Top’s Nightclub once sat on Pacific Highway is a new, 364-room, dual-branded hotel, the latest in a string of lodging projects coming to downtown San Diego
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Amazing visual history

The most definitive view ever!

An animated timeline showing the changes undergone by a building in Southern California.
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The most definitive view ever!

An animated timeline showing the changes undergone by a building in Southern California.
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Something more familiar starting to emerge! That's the good news. Hopefully no bad news will develop from the project. The devil is always in the details. But at least a reasonable recognizable facsimile of Tops is finally taking shape!

The site may look horrible now, but Top's Nightclub is going to be reconstructed. I spoke with the preservation consultant yesterday. As much of the original building that could be saved has been saved. Those elements will fit into the new building exactly as they had in the old building, except with more sound support and structural integrity.

"This is a happy day for the Fat City team," said the development director for GLJ Partners. "Gaining approval has been a grueling process."
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Important Action Alert! The Top's Nighclub/Fat City Project needs your help!

Solar Turbines has muscled a lot of attention to their opposition to our project by convincing several politicians it is in their best interest to oppose this project as well. All that without demonstrating any credible evidence that the project will be a job killer or force them to move.

In fact architect Jonathan Segal has stated that if there was any chance this project would kill jobs he'd shut ...the project down immediately. The truth is the development team clearly has the law and zoning on their side.

Now that it has become a political issue, we're asking for your help once again to save the Top's Nighclub/Fat City project.

Please attend the CCDC Board meeting next Wednesday January 25th. Meeting starts at 1:15, but the Top's Nightclub/Fat City discussion, "Item 10" won't begin until after 2:00.

The CCDC office is at 401 B Street--the Wells Fargo Building--right across from the California Theatre. Their office is on the fourth floor "Suite 400." If you park at Horton Plaza Mall, the walk from there is only slightly more than City Hall. Wells Fargo has parking down below, but it does CO$T!

Once again folks, this is where the rubber meets the road. Please help by attending--and speaking out if you can. It makes a huge difference in saving this beloved landmark.

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Welcome Matthew Segal!

Top's/Fat City is being reviewed by the Centre City Advisory Committee Meeting tomorrow, January 18, Meeting starts at 5:15. Top's Fat City is in the 7th slot on the agenda as item 13.

Meeting is at CCDC Office, 401 B Street, Suite 400.

I urge the community to attend this meeting and show support for the Fat City/Top's project.

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Citizen's speaking up make does make a difference.

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We need your support for the Tops/Fat City building. Please take a moment to make known your position using the letter supplied HERE or use it to craft your own version. This project is going for approval. If the proposed development does not go through there will be no foreseeable protection for th...
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Looks like yet another battle. The situation begs for a compromise. The project is our best chance for saving the historic building.

Compability questioned between long-standing industrial use and growing residential presence downtown.
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