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The Florence Makes Its Debut in Sabre Springs

The new $4 million restaurant may be the best thing that happened to a suburban office park
Photo by Paul Body

By Troy Johnson

A chef who won the World Food Championships. A sommelier from Addison. A craft cocktail guy from Lion’s Share. What sounds like another Little Italy super-opening is not. Named after San Diego swimming legend Florence Chadwick, The Florence is in Sabre Springs, a nice-lawn, good-schools hamlet just west of Poway.

The $4 million, 10,000-square-foot restaurant, with fire pits and a bocce ball court on two acres of outdoor space, is located in . . . an office park? Yep. This is the new game. To attract A-plus tenants, business parks are creating their own versions of Juniper & Ivy.

Chef Ricardo Heredia is cooking healthier gourmet, with dishes like cured salmon with tangerine, Korean-style cast-iron pork, and bison tartare. Welcome to the food revolution, suburbia.

13480 Evening Creek Drive North, Sabre Springs theflorencesd

The Florence Makes Its Debut in Sabre Springs

Photo by Paul Body

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