Dolphin Motel closing Oct. 31...... It's the wrecking ball for Point Loma's Dolphin Motel

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The Dolphin Motel across from the landing will close its doors Oct. 31. The reopen date is yet to be decided. What I hear is there going to level the old Motel and build a new one.
Read the link below...……….
https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2018/jan/26/stringers-wrecking-ball-swing-toward-dolphin-motel/#
Wish I had not read this. It says they are negotiating with the city to allow overflow parking at Fisherman's Landing!
 

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Agreed. If other business want the privilege of having their customers park there, they should all chip in to fund a more "share-worthy" parking structure. A few million $ per business would be a good start.
No need to chip in for a parking structure fund.Us the consumer will pay for the privilege to park so we can spend money at those local businesses.Anybody remember when parking was free at the big 3 landings ?
 

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Seaforth parking won't be free much longer,wait for it.
 
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I'm not deeply in to this but have been told that the somewhat wealthy and influential PL homeowners on the hill do not want a multi level parking structure devalueing their homes/ views. I get that, remains to be seen how much juice they have.
 

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No need to chip in for a parking structure fund.Us the consumer will pay for the privilege to park so we can spend money at those local businesses.Anybody remember when parking was free at the big 3 landings ?

I would love to have the parking concession....it would not be difficult to get financing for the project.....
 
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RIP dolphin. Sad day for you brother. It's sort of a hole but glad I stayed there before they flattened it.
 
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I'll miss the convenience and the fellowship we had in the courtyard as we did last minute gear building, and used the place as a great base camp for our 2 days prior to the trip shenanigans
Cool pictures. Definitely a LOT of history there over the years, eh?
 

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That is some super valuable real estate down there and I’m surprised It haven’t been torn down sooner.
Yeah it’s convenient and the parking situation just sucks and will continue to suck. I’m just glad the fleet is still operating and that we still have some venues still open to us.
 
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Stayed there several times. Was just there a few weeks ago. Sad to see it go. Will try to find a picture...
 

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Wish I had not read this. It says they are negotiating with the city to allow overflow parking at Fisherman's Landing!
This article was written back in January and you haven’t heard any follow up about it. I strongly doubt they give up parking in a lot that is over 100% capacity for a major part of the year.
 
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So going from being overflow parking for the landings, to using the landing parking lot as overflow... sad indeed.

Need more parking in the area, not less. Who the fuck is in charge of that project and environmental impact analysis?!?
 
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We had a bit of wild time on the town the night before launching on the Royal Star...haha..
 
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Stayed there once, didn't see the "charm" in the place myself. Fortunately I have hooked up with a friend in El Cajon for the nights before and after my trips......works out great!
 
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Out with he old, in ......
Sorry to see it go, but the 60 or so years of painted over lead paint alone condemns it in today's world. :(
 
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The Dolphins charm was its location and cheaper price. My wife hated it. I didn't mind it at all.
 
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