Baked Bear ice cream sandwich shop coming to Pacific Highlands Village in Carmel Valley

The Baked Bear has been announced as the newest tenant at Pacific Highlands Ranch Village, bringing custom-built ice cream sandwiches to Carmel Valley from Pacific Beach. The owners of Baked Bear are two local Torrey Pines High School graduates, Shane Stanger and Robby Robbins. The pair have run a store in Pacific Beach since May 2013 and also have a storefront in Petco Park.

“After the initial success we had in Pacific Beach, Rob and I knew we wanted to go back to our roots and open a store as close to our high school (Torrey Pines) as possible,” Stanger said. “There has been a huge amount of support from our hometown community and we feel that The Village at PHR is everything we were looking for in our next location.”

At The Baked Bear, customers line up to create a sandwich made from a variety of ice cream flavors and freshly baked cookies, brownies or waffles.

“The Village is proud to have a fun, family friendly tenant like The Baked Bear as part of our tenant line-up and we really like the fact it has local ownership with deep roots in Carmel Valley,” said Dan Curran, vice president of Coast Income Properties.

PHR Village is currently under construction on Carmel Valley Road and Village Center Loop Road, across from Canyon Crest Academy. The 155,000 square feet center will be home to a Trader Joe’s, a mix of shops and restaurants, 331 multi-family units, a town square gathering spot and a village green. The first stores are expected to open in 2015.

— Karen Billing

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