It’s award season in Pacific Beach! As we enter a brand-new year, Discover Pacific Beach takes this time to celebrate our outstanding businesses here in the Pacific Beach Business Improvement District. Subcommittees of Discover Pacific Beach nominate businesses in three different categories to recognize the accomplishments, improvements and resilience of our local Pacific Beach businesses. Nominees are announced in early January and voting begins to determine the winners. The nominees will be posted on the Discover PB website and social media outlets along with the link on how and where to vote. Voting is open to the public so anyone can cast a vote on who they think should win. The winners are announced at the Annual Awards Dinner and Casino Night in March aboard the William B Evans Sternwheeler at the Catamaran Resort Hotel. This year, the awards gala is on Thursday, March 29th from 6-10pm.
The awards dinner is the signature celebration of all the successes and accomplishments that Pacific Beach has achieved throughout the year. Volunteers, notable community members, partners and patrons are also given awards to recognize importance of partnership and innovation throughout our community.
Here are the three categories of business awards given at the Annual Dinner and Awards Gala:
DESIGN AND IMPROVEMENT: This business aesthetically improves the community with unique architecture, attractive storefront and clean curb appeal. Nominees: Better Buzz Pacific Beach West, Tower Paddle Boards, and the Rose Center
NEW BUSINESS: This business is a unique and welcomed addition to the community in 2017. Nominees: The Grass Skirt, The Village Hat Shop, Island Style Hawaii, and Oakmont Senior Living
HEART OF PB: This business exhibits staying power, resilience, innovation and contributes to the community of Pacific Beach. The winner will be submitted to the Small Business Association and the BID council to represent Pacific Beach in a City-Wide competition for Business of the Year. Nominees: Pernicano’s Family Restaurant, Pangea Outpost, and Franco Realty Group
Recent winners of the new business award include: Randall’s Sandals (2017), Order Up (2016), Iron Pig Alehouse (2015), and The Baked Bear (2014).
Recent winners of the design and improvement award include: Pueblo (2017), Backyard Kitchen and Tap (2016), The Point at Ingraham (2015), and The Patio on Lamont (2014).
Recent winners of the Heart of PB award include: Yogurt on the Rocks (2017), Turquoise Coffee/Cellars (2016), PB Shore Club (2015), and San Diego Surf School (2014).