From The San Diego Union-Tribune : May 31, 2011
When Leon Herrick made his first investment in Gaslamp Quarter property, the area was home to an assortment of rundown buildings, seedy bars, pawnshops and adult businesses.
He was among the local businessmen and leaders who shared a vision of a Gaslamp renaissance. Over the years, he bought various parcels and helped restore the historic downtown district to some of its former glory by sinking millions of dollars into redevelopment projects including the two-turreted Louis Bank of Commerce Building on Fifth Avenue. As an advocate for the renovation of San Diego’s historic landmarks, he played a role in transforming the Gaslamp into a popular dining and entertainment district of trendy restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops.Download/Print Leon Herrick SDUT Article