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Keeping It Casual

Abnormal Wine Co. Finds Approachability Serves It Well in Brewing, Dining and WineL earning to appreciate the nuances and intricacies of wine can be daunting.

By Sarah de Crescenzo October 20, 2016 4:24 p.m.   $$ Share
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Home Sharing Dollars Stay in Our Community

The San Diego City Council recently took a bold stance by rejecting a proposal by councilwomen Sherri Lightner and Lorie Zapf that would have put an end to home sharing in the city.

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Casino Center Is Example for The Q on Aging Gracefully

SPORT: Hahn Sees Ways to Make Stadium Good Again

Critics long have called for the replacement of the aging Qualcomm Stadium, the current home of the San Diego Chargers, but not everyone thinks the structure is ready for the wrecking ball.

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Casino Center Discovers Secret to Longevity

VENUE: Upgrades Keep Facility Fresh, Relevant

The Valley View Casino Center — formerly the San Diego Sports Arena — is seemingly immune to the passage of time.

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Liberty Public Market Ranks 13th Among U.S. Food Halls

San Diego’s Liberty Public Market in Point Loma placed at No. 13 in a recent national ranking of the top 20 food halls, as part of an urban retail report by brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield.

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Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel in Mission Valley Gets New Owner

A private client of Irvine-based Brighton Management has purchased the 419-room Crowne Plaza Hanalei hotel in Mission Valley for an undisclosed price, according to brokerage firm CBRE Group Inc.

SeaWorld San Diego Cutting 60 Jobs Amid Nationwide Layoffs

SeaWorld San Diego is laying off 60 workers, as part of 320 nationwide job cuts announced Dec. 6 by its Florida-based parent firm, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

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US Grant Hotel Nears Completion of $13 Million Revamp

Operators are nearing completion of a $13 million revamp of downtown San Diego’s The US Grant hotel, which included an update of its lobby, meeting and wedding venues, fitness center and all 270 guest rooms.

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Croughan Named GM of Two Carmel Valley Hotels

RAR Hospitality has named David Croughan as general manager of two of its hotels in Carmel Valley – the 84-room Hilton Garden Inn San Diego-Del Mar and the 120-room Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar.

Diners' Reviews Bring National Recognition for Local Restaurant

A San Diego restaurant has been ranked among the top 100 in the nation by OpenTable, an online reservation network for fine dining.

Business Calendar for Week of December 5, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of December 5, 2016, and beyond.

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Carlsbad Mall Renovation Brings in Cheesecake Factory, Yard House

The Cheesecake Factory and Yard House restaurants, along with clothing retailer Zara, will join the tenant roster in 2017 as part of an extensive renovation currently underway at The Shoppes at Carlsbad, mall operator Rouse Properties announced.

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Convention Center’s 2016 Economic Impact: $1.1B

The San Diego Convention Center generated $1.1 billion in regional economic impact during fiscal year 2016, including $658 million in direct attendee spending, center operators reported.

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Old Town Office Property to Become Hotel After $2.2 Million Purchase

San Diego-headquartered Hotel Investment Group (HIG) has acquired an Old Town office complex for $2.2 million, with plans to convert it into an extended-stay boutique hotel.

San Diego Airport Passenger Traffic Up 3.2 Percent So Far in 2016

Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport increased 3.2 percent from a year ago in the first 10 months of 2016, topping 17.3 million, according to the latest monthly data from airport operators.

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Foodies Joining Breakfast Club

DINING: Morning Diners Get Inventive Menu, Hip Settings, Hearty Servings

Restaurateur Johan Engman is doubling down on his bet that San Diego’s burgeoning foodie culture can translate to breakfast hours, especially on weekdays, when time-strapped commuters increasingly scarf down fast-food fare in their cars or at their work desks.