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Business Calendar for Week of August 15, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 15, 2016, and beyond.

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Stone Is Moving Ahead With a Planned Escondido Hotel

TOURISM: Property To Have 99 Rooms on 13 Acres Near Brewery

Stone Brewing Co. is moving forward with a $26 million hotel previously announced for land adjacent to its headquarters and flagship brewing facilities in Escondido.

Marketing District Consultants Cite Problems with Stadium Proposal

The San Diego Chargers’ proposed $1.8 billion downtown stadium-convention facility does not address event planners’ needs, and its funding mechanism puts local tourism promotion at risk, according to findings in a consultants’ report commissioned by the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.

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Stone Brewing Moving Ahead with Planned Escondido Hotel

Stone Brewing Co. is moving forward with a $26 million hotel previously announced for land adjacent to its headquarters and flagship brewing facilities in Escondido.

City Launches Free Downtown Circulator Shuttle Service

San Diego city and business development leaders have officially launched a previously announced free downtown circulator shuttle service, now called FRED. The acronym for the service, which uses all-electric vehicles, stands for Free Ride Everywhere Downtown.

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Chargers’ Advisor: Tourism Funds Can Be Maintained in Stadium Plans

A joint-powers board proposed in the San Diego Chargers’ November stadium ballot measure should be able to maintain current funding for San Diego’s tourism marketing efforts, an advisor to the team said at a downtown forum on Aug. 9.

Business Calendar for Week of August 8, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 8, 2016, and beyond.

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Entertainment Center Planned at Former Boxing Club Site in East Village

Denver-based hospitality group Punch Bowl Social, which operates restaurant-entertainment centers, plans to open a new location at downtown San Diego’s Makers Quarter mixed-used development. It is planned for the building that once housed the historic Coliseum Federal Athletic Club, at 1485 E St. in East Village.

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San Diego International Passenger Traffic Rose 3.3 Percent in First Half

Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport increased 3.3 percent from a year ago in the first half of 2016, topping 9.93 million, according to data from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

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H20 Sushi Thinks Young With Design, Drinks and Dishes

DINING: Hillcrest Eatery Part of Bigger S.D. Plans For Restaurant Group

A restaurant group run by a chef turned entrepreneur is expanding into San Diego with the opening of H2O Sushi & Izakaya in Hillcrest.

If Only Winning Was As Easy As Making Money

Four years ago this month, Ron Fowler led the group that purchased the San Diego Padres and pledged to create an organization and team the community could be proud of. To their credit, they continue to improve Petco Park and the fan experience, and they have delivered superstar concerts and a great All-Star weekend.

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Local Players Choose Sides in Stadium Issue

SPORT: Chamber Backs Team; Others Call for Job-Hub

The San Diego Chargers recently obtained a key ally in its efforts to build a $1.8 billion downtown stadium and convention facility, when leaders of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce voted to support the team’s November ballot measure.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Sees First-half Declines in Revenue, Attendance

The parent company of SeaWorld San Diego posted nationwide declines in revenue and attendance for the first half of 2016, despite reporting year-over-improvements for its parks in San Diego and Texas.

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RAR Hospitality Announces Executive Promotions

San Diego-based hotel consulting and management firm RAR Hospitality recently named Marc Potash and Robert Moore to key executive leadership positions.

Business Calendar for Week of August 1, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 1, 2016, and beyond.