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TOURISM: Midway and Maritime Museum Draw Crowds to Their Ships
At a spot on the downtown waterfront, within sight of the exact place where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first sailed into what is now called San Diego Bay in 1542, workers are busily assembling a full-scale replica of the explorer’s Spanish galleon, known as the San Salvador.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. was hit with a shareholder lawsuit alleging the operator of three SeaWorld parks, including the original venue at Mission Bay, mislead investors by publicly stating declining attendance last year was caused by bad weather when it actually was the result of the documentary movie “Blackfish,” which alleged the company used questionable practices in the handling of its killer whales.
Kansas-based AMC Theatres has completed an extensive renovation of its AMC Chula Vista 10 movie theater, located at 555 Broadway in Chula Vista.
The San Diego City Council approved a resolution supporting the city's interest in hosting the America’s Cup in summer 2017.
The San Diego Padres extended player development contracts with their AAA and AA teams in El Paso and San Antonio, Texas.
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.