SD TRAVEL LEISURE

Phil Mickelson Onboard With Callaway Golf for Rest of Competitive Career

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. said Sept. 26 that it has extended its relationship with golfer Phil Mickelson.

San Diego International Airport Passenger Traffic Up 6 Percent for 2017

Total passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport rose six percent from a year ago in the first eight months of 2017, topping 14.6 million.

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Business Calendar for September 25, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Sept. 25, 2017, and beyond.

Strong Summer Boosts San Diego Hotel Metrics For 2017

The San Diego region’s hotels continued to demonstrate post-recession resilience in the first eight months of 2017.

Council Vote on Permits Delays Approval of Cerullo’s Legacy Center Project

San Diego City Council has voted down zoning and related permit approvals that would have cleared the way for development of the proposed $160 million Legacy International Center in Mission Valley.

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San Diego Ranks Fourth for Summer Airbnb Stays

San Diego was the nation’s fourth-busiest city for short-term stays booked through Airbnb during the summer of 2017, the San Francisco-based company reported.

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Hard Rock Cafe Closing Downtown San Diego Location

Downtown’s Hard Rock Cafe San Diego will close at the end of 2017, though operators did not specify reasons for the shuttering of the Gaslamp Quarter restaurant.

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Business Calendar for Week of September 18, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of Sept. 18, 2017, and beyond.

New CEO Carefully Picks Ingredients of Change

DINING: Eatery Reset to Combine Past Strengths With New Efforts

Announcing the arrival of the company’s newest CEO — the fourth to hold the post since 2011 — the current private-equity owners of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. described John H. Haywood as a veteran industry “turnaround specialist.”

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W Hotel Transitioning to Hotel Republic, Adding 3 Dining Venues

The former W hotel in downtown San Diego has undergone its second rebranding since late 2015 and will soon be operating as Hotel Republic San Diego, with three new dining venues from locally based The Patio Group.

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With Loss of Chargers, It Is Game Over for Mission Valley Tilted Kilt

As a new NFL season gets underway, the Chargers’ absence from San Diego has claimed its first apparent business casualty.

Business Calendar for Week of September 11, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of September 11, 2017, and beyond.

Garden Fresh Restaurants Taps Haywood as New CEO

San Diego-headquartered Garden Fresh Restaurants Corp. has named John W. Haywood as its new CEO, tasked with boosting growth prospects for the struggling operator of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes.

Stick Lacrosse in the San Diego Pro Sports Mix

Professional lacrosse is coming to San Diego, courtesy of a billionaire tech executive with a passion for the fast-paced sport.

Business Calendar for Week of Sept. 4, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of Sept. 4, 2017, and beyond.