Editor: It has finally happened. Ocean Beach’s treasured home-town hamburger joint has finally opened the doors to its second eatery ever – this one in downtown San Diego. And the new place, at 10th Avenue and Broadway, is open just in time for baseball season. All we can say is ‘good-luck Mike and Terry! Don’t forget the little people on your way up! ‘
Here’s the U-T’s take:
by Lori Weisberg/ SignOnSanDiego / April 4, 2011
Following repeated delays and a budget that ballooned to nearly half a million dollars, Hodad’s is finally opening its doors today in downtown San Diego.
Co-owner Mike Hardin had pledged earlier this year to have the restaurant ready for the Padres home opener on Tuesday, despite problems with a previous contractor who had initially estimated construction would cost just $150,000.
“There was a handful of our employees and neighbors in Ocean Beach who came together for us,” said Hardin, who at one time planned to open last summer. “So they all jumped in and finished building the place, and we had a contractor who was on call all the time.”
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