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San Diego Brewers Guild Launches New Website

The San Diego Brewers Guild, which promotes the region’s breweries and related companies, has launched a new website,, streaming craft beer content for a general audience in addition to its members.

The Business Calendar for the Week of December 19, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of December 19, 2016, and beyond.

Slater’s 50/50 Restaurants to be Sold

Scott Slater, whose University Heights eatery S&M Sausage and Meat closed last month, said this week he will sell his six-unit chain of Slater’s 50/50 restaurants, best known for burgers half-bacon and half-ground beef.

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Anthony’s Fish Grotto Plans Jan. 31 Closing for San Diego Restaurant

Operators of Anthony’s Fish Grotto have announced a Jan. 31 closing for the iconic San Diego restaurant, after 52 years at its current Harbor Drive location and 70 years total on the downtown waterfront.

Council Members Offer $1-per-year Mission Valley Lease to Chargers

Four San Diego City Council members are asking the San Diego Chargers to consider staying at the team’s current Mission Valley stadium location at a rate of $1 per year under a 99-year-lease. The council members deem the proposal “a good starting point” for their requested new negotiations to keep the Chargers from leaving the city for Los Angeles.

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Operators Complete $12 Million Renovation of DoubleTree Hotel

Operators of the 174-room Hotel Karlan have completed a $12 million renovation and rebranding of the DoubleTree hotel in San Diego’s Carmel Highland community.

Rose, Fiesta, Peach, Orange... Add Up to $1.5 Billion

A new study by San Diego State and George Washington universities estimates the economic impact of the nation’s 41 post-season college bowl games at $1.5 billion per year, with benefits of individual events varying according to the timing of the competitions and prominence of the teams involved.

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Harrah’s Resort Opens On-site Craft Brewery

Harrah’s Resort Southern California recently opened SR76, a new 5,000-square-foot brewery adjacent to the resort and casino in Valley Center.

National Funding to Give Military, First Responders a Holiday Bowl Experience

San Diego-based alternative lender National Funding will give 8,000 tickets to the Holiday Bowl to first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, and military personnel, the company said.

Business Calendar for Week of December 12, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of December 12, 2016, and beyond.

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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, according to brokerage firm CBRE Group Inc. The price was initially not disclosed by the buyer or seller, but was subsequently reported by CoStar Group at approximately $49 million.