Restaurants Seizing the Opportunity to Expand

DINING: Operators Take Advantage of Turnkey Deals

Many restaurants are giving up their leases and shuttering their doors because of COVID-19. But, for every location that closes, it appears a new one is opening, as operators are seizing the opportunity to lease turnkey spaces and expand their operations.

Rapper Launches Ghost Restaurant

San Diego One of Eight Markets To Feature HotBox by Wiz

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Balboa Art Conservation Center Names New Executive Director

Gomez Franco will replace Janet Ruggles, who retired at the end of 2019 after 37years with BACC. Gomez Franco will start in early December.

Two Adjacent Hotels to Open in Oceanside in 2021

HOSPITALITY: $180M Project Will Add 387 Rooms and 400 Jobs

The city of Oceanside is about to get a major hospitality upgrade. The Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort, two adjacent oceanfront properties, are scheduled to open spring 2021.

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Carruth Cellars to Open a Multi-Use Venue in Oceanside

MANUFACTURING: ‘The Hangar’ Will Be the Fourth Tasting Room for the Winery

Carruth Cellars, the largest urban winery in San Diego County with three locations, is expanding.

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Grain & Grit to Open Ghost Kitchen

Samwiches and Samburgers Will Be First Concepts at Seaport Village

Grain & Grit Collective, the Little Italy-based hospitality group, continues to break barriers in the local culinary world.

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar Names New General Manager

In his new post, Michael O'Donohue will be responsible for managing the overall team and operations, performance and strategic direction.

San Diego Named No. 7 Best Large City in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler

San Diego has been named the 7th best large city in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler.

FTC Challenges Qualcomm Antitrust Win

TECH: Historically, Rehearing Requests Rarely Granted

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission urged a U.S. appeals court to reconsider an Aug. 11 ruling that threw out antitrust claims against San Diego chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.

Feeding San Diego Receives $50,000 Grant

Distribution of shelf stable products will continue to take place at regularly scheduled distribution centers through the fall and winter months.

Restaurant Week Pivots to ‘Dine Diego’ Initiative

HOSPITALITY: Month-long Event Encourages Locals to Eat Out

Running Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Dine Diego will take the place of San Diego Restaurant Week. Its goal is to encourage San Diegans to eat out and support participating restaurants in droves, and subsequently create work for servers, cooks, farmers, suppliers and other affected groups.

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Crack Shack Signs Expansion Deal

Fried Chicken Chain Plans To Open 3 More Stores in Next 12 Months

An investment firm plans to commit the necessary capital for Crack Shack to open three more units in the next 12 months, preferably outside of California.

LevitZacks Named Best Accounting Firm to Work For

LevitZacks has repeated its feat of being named the Best Accounting Firm to Work For in the small business category.

Asian Street Food Sees Boom During Pandemic

From Korean Fried Chicken to Chinese Take-Out, Demand is High

San Diego has long had an Asian food presence. Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa is home to nearly 100 Asian restaurants, from Korean BBQ to ramen places to sushi and Thai. In fact, the 1.5 mile long stretch has been touted as America’s No. 1 Asian restaurant row.

National Accounting Firm Leases UTC Space

Weaver’s San Diego Team Rapidly Expanding

Weaver – a national accounting firm that specializes in working with clients in the oil, gas and renewable fuels market – has moved its San Diego operations from coworking space it had been leasing in UTC to permanent offices in the same neighborhood.

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