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Downtown’s W Hotel Rebranded as Marriott Renaissance

The owner of downtown San Diego’s W hotel has quietly rebranded the property as a Marriott Renaissance, following a change in management.

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Harry’s Restaurant Leaving UTC for Bankers Hill in 2016

Harry’s Bar and American Grill, a staple at University Towne Center for more than a decade and a popular gathering spot for local business leaders, will be relocating to Bankers Hill in 2016.

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Carlsbad Hotel Owner Obtains $29 Million Refinancing

Owner Wave Crest Resorts of Encinitas has obtained $29 million in refinancing for its Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach hotel, according to real estate services firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF), which arranged the financing.

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Pechanga Breaks Ground on $285M Resort Expansion

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians broke ground Dec. 16 on a $285 million expansion that will double the size of its resort near Temecula.

Abacus Data Gets Equity Investment

Abacus Data Systems Inc. received a strategic majority investment from a Rhode Island-based private equity firm, Providence Equity, the San Diego business announced Dec. 16. The amount of the investment was not immediately available.

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Baby Food-Maker Is Watching Sales Grow

RETAIL: Healthful Aspects Of Manufacturing Stressed

It’s not often a rather green entrepreneur launches a product one week, and then watches it land on the shelves of a major retailer a few days later. But as gurus in the startup space can attest, timing is everything and Cassandra Curtis entered the baby food market at a time when parents were demanding quality — and not finding it on the shelves.

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Yard House Permanently Shuts Downtown Restaurant

Long Beach-based Yard House has decided to shut down permanently its restaurant at Fourth Avenue and Broadway in downtown San Diego, citing extensive damage from recent flooding caused by a sewage leak.

National Funding's Line of Credit Gets $25 Million Boost

Alternative lender National Funding got a bump in its $50 million line of credit from Pacific Western Bank, bringing it up to $75 million, the company said Wednesday.

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Council Approves $27 Million Apartment Project Geared to LGBT Seniors

San Diego City Council has unanimously approved plans for a $27 million affordable housing project in North Park, described by developers as the city’s first LGBT-affirming senior housing community.

Law Project Gets a Cash Infusion for Its Bankruptcy Work

California Western’s Community Law Project has received a $5,000 grant from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to support the free legal services the project provides to individuals seeking counsel on bankruptcy-related issues.

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Local Hops Crops Hit The Spot for Brewers

BREWING: Niche Market Meets Demand for Freshness

San Diego is known for its craft beers, especially the bitter, aromatic IPAs from Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Inc., Stone Brewing Co., Alpine Beer Co. and others.

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New Venue On The Menu

DINING: Brigantine’s Success Helps It Land Prime Waterfront Location

As the president of the family-run Brigantine Restaurant Corp., Mike Morton Jr. knows the challenges of maintaining the track record of what has become a local dining institution — and which, after 46 years in business, is older than he is.

SoCalGas Responds to Leak

Southern California Gas Co. executives say they are doing what they can to ameliorate the effects of the gas leak near Porter Ranch that has been ongoing since late October and appears likely to continue for several months.

Eight S.D. Sushi Restaurants Admit Lying About Content of Lobster Rolls

Eight San Diego sushi restaurants have admitted there was no lobster in their lobster rolls, pleading guilty to violating false advertising laws, the City Attorney’s Office said Monday.

Minority, Small and Veteran Business Enterprises Sought for Construction Trades Partnership Series

Suffolk Construction announced that it will be expanding the company’s Trades Partnership Series to San Diego for the first time in January 2016 in partnership with the San Diego Housing Commission.