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Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 29, 2016 and beyond.
GAMING: Tribes Get Stricter Interpretation Of Banker Rotation Rule
The long-running battle between local card rooms and tribal gaming casinos has a new skirmish line: a change in an obscure state rule that could cost local card rooms, including four in San Diego County, millions of dollars in revenue each year.
Consultants for the San Diego Chargers touted “significant positive impact” from a proposed $1.8 downtown stadium and convention facility, as the team unveiled final results of a 90-page consulting study that it commissioned.
San Diego County hotel revenue rose 3.5 percent from a year ago, topping $1.6 billion for the first seven months of 2016, even as occupancy dipped 0.4 percent to 78.4 percent, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.
Matt Savant, a resident of San Marcos, has been named President of Business Operations for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League.
Locally based Waypoint Public, Board & Brew, and Piacere Mio are among four new restaurants joining the tenant lineup at Del Sur Town Center, a new retail property in northeastern San Diego’s Del Sur neighborhood.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 22, 2016, and beyond.
PROPERTY: Prime Land Draws Interest; Sport Facing Challenges
Ever-changing business realities for the nation’s 14,000 golf course properties continue to be reflected in San Diego County, in the form of several recent sales, near-sales, closings and pending redevelopments.
The San Diego Tourism Marketing District will not formally campaign against the San Diego Chargers’ November ballot measure aimed at financing a downtown stadium and convention facility, despite issuing a consulting report that negatively critiqued the project.
TRAVEL: Stone’s Project May Rev Up the Business Climate
“We’re already getting emails from people saying they want to hold the first wedding at Stone Hotel,” said Steve Robbins, director of hospitality at Stone Brewing Co., describing public reaction to the recent announcement that the brewer is moving forward with plans for a full-service, 99-room hotel adjacent to its flagship Escondido brewing facilities.
Karen Totaro has been named senior vice president and general manager of San Diego Convention Center, effective Sept. 30. Totaro most recently served as general manager for the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey.
Atlanta-based Davidson Hotels & Resorts has been hired to manage the 215-room Cape Rey Carlsbad, an upscale Hilton resort located at 1 Ponto Road.
San Diego County’s hotel property transaction volume declined 38 percent from a year ago in the first half of 2016, with the dollar volume down 65 percent, according to a recent mid-year report by brokerage and consulting firm Atlas Hospitality Group.
San Diego-based McMillin LLC and Untitled Hospitality plan to develop a new arts-themed, $20 million hotel called The Barracks Hotel, using historic buildings at Liberty Station in Point Loma.