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As many expected, owners of the San Diego Chargers have submitted a formal application to the National Football League, seeking to relocate the team to Los Angeles.
The Bay Club Co. of San Francisco has completed a $3.2 million renovation of its Bay Club Carmel Valley fitness and spa venue, at 12000 Carmel Country Road.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 4, 2016, and beyond.
Anaheim-based Fortune Hospitality LLC has acquired the 78-room Best Western Plus hotel in La Mesa for $12.4 million, according to CoStar Group and brokerage company Atlas Hospitality Group.
SeaWorld San Diego has filed a lawsuit challenging a recent California Coastal Commission decision impacting its planned killer whale habitat expansion, reiterating its prior contention that the coastal panel does not have authority to ban the breeding of captive orcas.
Before the famous lighted ball drops on New Year’s Eve, many of the 1 million or more celebrants gathered at New York’s Times Square will also take in a pitch for San Diego tourism amid the hoopla.
Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport rose 7.2 percent from a year ago in the first 11 months of 2015, with more than 18.4 million using the facility, according to the latest data from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
BREWING: Expansions, Acquisitions and Growth Brought Sector to Next Level
The California Craft Brewers Association recently announced that there are now more than 600 craft breweries across the state, generating $6.5 billion in annual revenue.
HOSPITALITY: Cos. Consolidate, Employ Their Own Innovations
In 2016, San Diego County’s hospitality industry — including operators of 7,000 restaurants and hundreds of hotels — will be looking for a continuation of what has generally been a strong-performing local economy during the past three years.
TRAVEL: Possible TOT Initiative Could Change Sector’s Landscape Locally
By several measures, 2015 was a record year for the region’s tourism economy. As the year drew to a close, the San Diego Tourism Authority was projecting that the region would rack up $9.9 billion in spending by visitors at local attractions, shops and restaurants.
SPORTS: If They Stay, A New Stadium Opens Up World of Possibilities
Forecasting the future of San Diego’s sports industry is a tall order before NFL owners meet later this month to debate which teams, if any, will move to Los Angeles.
San Diego Convention Center operators are projecting a record $708.1 million in direct attendee spending to be generated from a total of 108 events slated for the facility in 2016.
The California Nations Indian Gaming Association, a Sacramento-based advocacy group, has named Steve Stallings as its chairman.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of Dec. 28 and beyond.
Harry’s Bar and American Grill, a staple at University Towne Center for more than a decade and a popular gathering spot for local business leaders, will be relocating to Bankers Hill in 2016.