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DINING: Solid Fundamentals Back the Innovative Concept
A small boy looks on in amazement as he receives his dessert: a colorful, dome-shaped meringue shell filled with gelato, cream and fresh berries, topped with rainbow sprinkles and a chocolate sauce stick, and wrapped in a cloud of dry-ice smoke.
Developers planned an April 7 formal opening for the first dual-branded Marriott hotels on the former site of the Lane Field ballpark in downtown San Diego, part of a larger mixed-use project now known as BRIC.
Alternative lender National Funding is the latest sponsor of the San Diego Padres, the financial technology company said Wednesday.
The San Diego Tourism Authority’s board chairman has issued a statement opposing the San Diego Chargers’ proposal for a combined downtown stadium and convention facility, citing clients’ preference for space contiguous to the existing convention center.
A former SeaWorld San Diego manager has been arraigned on wire fraud charges, after allegedly embezzling more than $750,000 while working as a show producer at the marine park.
Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport was up 6.8 percent from a year ago in February, topping 1.43 million, according to the latest available data from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 4, 2016, and beyond.
Kono USA announced a new franchise agreement in San Diego April 1, with plans for 10 locations in the area as early as August of this year.
BREWING: In a Competitive, Growing Industry, Brewers Employ Stock, Cash, Culture and Other Methods to Retain Workers
The nation’s craft beer companies brewed 24.5 million barrels in 2015, according to figures recently reported by the Brewers Association trade group, besting the prior year’s production by 13 percent as retail sales grew by 16 percent, reaching $22.3 billion.
DINING: Independence, Flexibility and Interaction Cited as Sector Pluses
Women-owned restaurant businesses in the U.S. grew at a far faster pace than that of the overall industry nationwide between 2007 and 2012, according to a recent report by the National Restaurant Association.
The San Diego Chargers have released the final language of their initiative to finance a $1.8 billion downtown football stadium-convention center hybrid, which would raise the city’s hotel tax from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent if approved by voters in November.
JMI Realty, former Padres owner John Moores’ development company, will announce a proposal next week to turn the current Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley into a “west campus” for San Diego State University, including a stadium of its own.
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts announced March 28 it will change its name to the San Diego Festival of the Arts and move into a new location for the event’s 30th anniversary.
San Diego County’s lodging industry should see continued growth in 2016, with a “soft landing” expected for the local and U.S. markets in 2017 as hotel room demand slows, according to a newly issued forecast by San Diego-based consulting firm RAR Hospitality.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 28, 2016, and beyond.