New Mural Painted in Hillcrest

Native San Diegan Cody Griffith is painting a wall alongside Richmond Street

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Mar 7, 2013  |  Updated 6:57 AM PDT
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A coffee shop in Hillcrest is adding a little color to the neighborhood block.

Filter Coffee House on University Avenue has commissioned San Diego native Cody Griffith to paint a mural on the corner of Richmond Street. 

The coffee shop is providing Griffith with supplies, and in exchange he can paint whatever he’d like.

“Part of the project is that he gets full reign of what he wants to do with it,” said Steve Price of Filter Coffee House.

The same artist also painted a mural less than a mile away alongside Crest Café on Robinson Avenue.

Price said he’s hoping the mural will be completed by the weekend.

The neighborhood is no stranger to public art. Across the street from Filter is a chalkboard wall that allows people to write about what they want to do before they die. The city also added a multi-colored bicycle corral as part of the initiative to encourage residents to bike to local businesses.

Famous graffiti artist Shepard Fairey also had a mural in Hillcrest on Fifth Avenue three years ago, but it was later covered by a building.

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