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Legend 3D, the San Diego based business that converts two-dimensional film to three-dimensional formats, closed on a $10 million Series C stock offering, led by current investors, Northwater Capital Management Inc. of Toronto and Monaco-based Augustus Ventures Limited.
Operators of Hilton San Diego Del Mar recently completed a $15 million renovation of the 257-room property.
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is considering an expansion to its hotel and casino on its reservation near Alpine.
Operators recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of The Declan Suites hotel, located in the Cortez Hill neighborhood of downtown San Diego.
San Diego City Council recently voted 7-0 not to appeal a court ruling that invalidated the funding mechanism for a planned $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.
TOURISM: New Orca Enclosures and Research Efforts Pledged By Park
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to spend several hundred million dollars to overhaul its performing-whale enclosures, including a near doubling of its orca environment in San Diego, amid other moves to bolster its investments in marine research.
AVIATION: Edge-Tech Supplies Molds and Parts
Edge-Tech Design and Manufacturing has a seat on Icon Aircraft Inc.’s sporty little A5 aircraft — and it hopes to see revenue take off if aircraft sales do.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Aug. 25, 2014.
R.A. Rauch & Associates, a San Diego-based hospitality management and consulting firm, has entered into a partnership with locally headquartered Gotham Management, in which R.A. Rauch will manage and market Gotham’s Keating Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter.
San Diego placed fifth on the latest list of the nation’s top 50 meeting and event destinations, published by event management technology provider Cvent Inc.
Gaming: Viejas, Brown Agree on New Compact To Change Revenue Sharing
The likelihood of an Internet poker bill passing the California Legislature decreased as the days of August passed, meaning that California’s American Indian tribes will have to stick with conventional revenue sources — traditional casinos — until at least the 2015 session.
TOURISM: 2 Proposals By JMI Include Chargers’ Stadium
The developer of Petco Park has joined the convention center fray with its own proposals for a downtown facility that could double as convention space and a new home for the San Diego Chargers, as city officials weigh their options to salvage the existing $520 million plan to expand the convention center.
Some of the business events scheduled for the week of Aug. 18, 2014 in the county.
Florida-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to nearly double the size of the killer whale enclosure at SeaWorld San Diego, part of a multimillion-dollar effort to address controversies and resulting business damage tied to concerns over its treatment of performing orcas.
Rita’s GP LLC, the San Diego-based area franchise developer for Rita’s Italian Ice, has reached an agreement with ballpark operators to begin selling the company’s ices and custards at Petco Park starting in late August.