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Property owners to seek new restaurant to replace Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe

Delicias will close this month in the Rancho Santa Fe village.
Delicias will close this month in the Rancho Santa Fe village.
(Karen Billing)

With news that Delicias restaurant will not be renewing its lease in the village, the building’s owners want to assure the public that they have every intention to replace the departing restaurant with a great new concept.

Representing Millar Properties, Bill Shrader said that they are in the process of working with other restaurant groups to try to fill the 5,800-square-foot facility, an “iconic Rancho Santa Fe restaurant” space in the heart of the village on Paseo Delicias.

“We’re sad to see Owen (Perry) and Delicias go, but we’re excited about the possibility of bringing a new tenant in to have another 25-year run like Delicias had,” Shrader said.

The Millar family has owned the property where Delicias was housed for 75 years. Russ Millar was one of the first to move to Rancho Santa Fe and lived on the property with his family.

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“My mother-in-law’s bedroom is now the bar,” said Shrader, a commercial real estate agent for Colliers International who married one of the three Millar daughters.

Shrader said the Millars were fortunate to have Delicias as a successful tenant for 25 years, a very long time in the restaurant industry. Owner Perry took over in 2005 and has decided not to renew his lease because of other business interests.

Thanks to its wonderful family history, the building is something that the owners cherish, Shrader said.

In the 75 years that the Millar family has owned the property, they have seen a lot of change. Shrader said he knows there is a lot of turmoil in the village with the closing of Stump’s Village Market, but he said the community shouldn’t fear change.

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“We’re excited about what the future is going to bring us and the community at large,” Shrader said.

For information about the building, contact Bill Shrader at bill.shrader@colliers.com or 858-455-1515.


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