IDEA1, a new mixed-use community designed to provide the opportunity to live, work, collaborate and create in one place, will host its grand opening event on Thursday in the heart of the I.D.E.A. District Downtown.
The 7 to 9 p.m. event at 895 Park Blvd. is open to the public and costs $10 with all proceeds going to Urban Discovery Academy, a free-public charter school serving Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade students.
The event is designed to showcase the unique design features and experiences of the project with food and drink tastings, special performances, live music, art installations and more.
“We are thrilled to finally open this unique project to the public so that they can experience IDEA1 the way it is meant to be experienced,” said David Malmuth of I.D.E.A. Partners.
Added Malmuth partner Pete Garcia, “The grand opening will be the perfect way to participate in the activated spaces including The Hub, penthouse units, exercise room, rooftop clubhouse, water tower spa, IDEA Box and more.”
The IDEA1 Grand Opening will include:
Food samples from Brian’s 24, BESHOCK Ramen, The Corner Drafthouse, Lola 55, Park & Rec, Renegade, Waypoint Public and Searsucker; two complimentary drinks including hand-crafted cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company; beer from Half Door Brewing and Young Hickory; and a selection of red and white wine; three educational experiences in the “IDEA Box,” an accessible think space that also doubles as a 10’ x 17’ projection screen; chef demo; whiskey tasting and donuts on the rooftop amenity deck.
Brittany Segal, a San Diego artist, will take over the largest penthouse for an artist showcase. Tours of IDEA1will be offered.
With a total of 295 apartment homes, 5,000 square feet of restaurant space, and 7,700 square feet of creative office space on the street level and a variety of common areas, IDEA1 is designed to help grow a community of entrepreneurs and fuel change makers, visionaries and professionals, according to I.D.E.A. Partners.