By Karen Billing
Del Mar Highlands Town Center is getting 96 additional parking spaces, general manager Elizabeth Schreiber reported at the Aug. 23 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting. The new spaces are currently under construction between El Pollo Loco and Kindercare. Spaces will be added to within a foot of the Pell Property, the privately-owned lot at the corner of the town center on Townsgate Drive and El Camino Real.
Schreiber said construction is also underway on the former Red Robin restaurant, converting it to a Spanish hacienda for the new Mexican restaurant Casa Sol y Mar. Schreiber said they intend to turn over the building to the tenant on Nov. 1 and the restaurant is set to open in the spring of 2013.
During peak hours at the center, customers can also utilize two valet parking stations, located on the lower level near Burlap Restaurant and on the upper level near Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas. Both of these valet stations serve all customers of the center’s shops and restaurants. Valet parking is available near Burlap Wednesday through Sunday evenings, and at the theater location on Friday and Saturday evenings. The cost for valet is $4 per car.
Customers can also use Curbside Concierge, a convenient customer shuttle service within the shopping center. This free service allows customers to park anywhere at the center and then be shuttled to another area for convenient shopping. Curbside Concierge is available from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.