Con Pane, Firehouse Subs and Chin’s Szechuan reopen (for takeout)

A loa of rye bread at Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe
A loaf of rye bread at Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe, which reopened this month
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Plus, Grater Grilled Cheese adds seconds location in Mission Valley


Several new restaurants and temporarily shuttered restaurants have opened their doors this month, though all are limited to takeout-only service.

  • Con Pane, the popular Liberty Station cafe and bakery that abruptly closed last January following an immigration audit, reopened Dec. 11 its original location under new ownership, the Cohn Restaurant Group. It’s at 2750 Dewey Road, San Diego. For takeout, visit
  • Chin’s Szechuan reopened Dec. 7 in Carlsbad in the former Overseas Restaurant location at 2820 Roosevelt St. Chin’s operated a location in Carlsbad Village for more than 25 years, but it closed it in 2013. For takeout orders, visit
  • Grater Grilled Cheese opened its second San Diego County location Dec. 11 at 2030 Birch Road, Suite L 102, in Chula Vista. It joins a location in Mission Valley. For takeout, visit
  • Firehouse Subs reopened in Oceanside on Dec. 7. Owned by franchisee Tony Siana, the quick-service sandwich shop temporarily closed in April due to the pandemic. The location is at 2619 Vista Way, Suite B1, Oceanside. For takeout orders, call (760) 547-1270.

Pam Kragen writes about restaurants for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Email her at