SAVE OCEAN HOUSE
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We the citizens, employees, and former employees of North San Diego county and the Carlsbad/Oceanside group of restaurants believe that for our city, for our economy and for our citizens, we MUST SAVE OCEAN HOUSE.
It has come to our attention via the San Diego reader that the OCEAN HOUSE will no longer house a restaurant/club venue but will potentially become a retail chain SUN DIEGO. See the article here:
This is unacceptable for many reasons.
If Sun Diego takes over Ocean House, it will kill North Counties "Night Life".
Carlsbad and Oceanside (as well as Vista and San Marcos) have struggled for years to provide the kind of night life experience that San Diego has to offer, leaving most of the residents in North County with a few great options - but more often then not - most residents would travel the 45+ mins south for the chance to experience a diverse range of quality options for a night out on the town.
The North County "night life" in the past has been struggling to consistently bring in business - but with a few gems here and there throughout North County - the restaurant industry here seemed to be on a potential upswing.
For every great restaurant and bar that has opened up recently in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, and San Marcos (and even Escondido) the local residents were not only thrilled, but our hopes to boost our local economy in North County was brightened.
As a former employee of the Carlsbad/Oceanside group of bars/restaurants, I worked for years witnessing the locals eat, drink, and be merry. Whether doing the Carlsbad crawl, visiting from out of town to experience the North County flavor, or taking a break from a long week - everyone I served I considered not just a customer but a friend - and I (and everyone who signs this petition) feels a sense of loyalty, of pride, and of dedication to ensure that our beloved North County is a place where teenagers, families, college kids, young professionals, the young, the elderly and everyone in between - can enjoy this city.
IF our beloved Ocean House is turned into a retail chain, this would not only deeply degenerate the quality of night life in North County - it would devastate the city residents, employees, and economy of the area.
Please please please - Allow the voice of the people to be heard - and keep the OCEAN HOUSE as it should be - as a place to serve, to entertain, and to enliven the Carlsbad/Oceanside restaurant scene. We do not need another surf shop. We need to SAVE our OCEAN HOUSE!
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