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Point Loma-OB Happenings: Wooden flags; new hotel, pizzeria and real estate office

Some of the proceeds from wooden flags like these made by three Point Loma brothers benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Some of the proceeds from sales of wooden flags like these made by three Point Loma brothers benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Three young Point Loma brothers are making and selling red, white and blue wooden flags, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps injured veterans.

Their mother, Nadine Utz, said Wesley, 11, Mason, 9, and A.J., 6, have been assembling and painting the flags with help from their dad, Ted, in an effort started as a homeschooling project in June to teach responsibility and charity.

Wesley said they were inspired when they saw a similar flag in someone’s yard.

Nadine Utz says her sons Mason, 9, A.J., 6, and Wesley, 11, started assembling and painting wooden flags in June.
Nadine Utz says her sons Mason, 9, A.J., 6, and Wesley, 11, started assembling and painting wooden flags in a homeschooling project in June.
(Point Loma Association)

“People have been really touched by these flags, which really surprised us,” Nadine told ABC10 TV. “We’ve been told that our flags have been sold or mailed across the country.”

The family said they are receiving orders for about five flags a week. They’ve donated more than $1,400 so far to the Wounded Warrior Project. The rest of the money pays for materials or goes to savings.

“Being a Navy family, we don’t get to really immerse ourselves in the community because we move so frequently, and this has given us a chance to get to know people on a personal level,” Nadine told ABC10.

The flags cost $20 to $30 each, depending on size, and come with a stake or wall hanger. To order, email PointLomaFlags@gmail.com.

Monsaraz hotel nearing opening in Point Loma

A rendering depicts the new Monsaraz San Diego hotel at Rosecrans and Garrison streets in Point Loma.
(Point Loma Association)

The Monsaraz San Diego boutique hotel is nearing completion at Rosecrans and Garrison streets in Point Loma on the former site of the Dolphin Motel.

The new 92-room hotel, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton property, is named after an ancient hilltop town in southern Portugal. Its design theme is intended as a nod to the Portuguese settlers who landed at Point Loma in the 1500s.

The property has a restaurant and bar, an outdoor garden and deck, two meeting rooms and more than 4,700 square feet of event space. The hotel is accepting reservations for May 2 and beyond.

Wild Things Pizza to replace Surf Rider Pizza in Ocean Beach

Wild Things Pizza may open in March in the building that formerly housed Surf Rider Pizza at 2163 Abbott St. in Ocean Beach.

Surf Rider closed last year after its owner, The Patio Group, was investigated in connection with a fraud scheme led by the company’s founder, Gina Champion-Cain.

Wild Things, inspired by the book “Where the Wild Things Are,” is intended as a family-friendly place offering pizza, pasta, beer and wine, along with a “Where the Wild Things Are” mural on the side of the building.

Point Loma Realtors open new office

Anne Herrin and Diane Sullivan, longtime Point Loma residents and Realtors, have opened a new Compass office at 1021 Rosecrans St.

“We have moved in and started working while adding the finishing touches of artwork and plants,” Sullivan said.

“We also have a wonderful outdoor patio area behind the office ... which is great for meeting clients during the COVID environment,” Herrin said.

— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff


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