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Business Events Calendar for April 13, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 13, 2015, and beyond.

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Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley Sells for $49.2 Million

An affiliate of Los Angeles-based Oak Coast Properties LLC has acquired the 219-room Doubletree San Diego-Hotel Circle in Mission Valley for approximately $49.2 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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Manchester Sells Majority Stake in Grand Del Mar

TOURISM: The 88% Share Being Bought Is Valued at $230 Million

Private equity firm Blum Capital and the parent of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are acquiring a majority stake in Carmel Valley’s Grand Del Mar resort for a reported $230 million.

Business Calendar for Week of April 6, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 6, 2015.

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Councilman Proposes Mixed-Use Project For New Stadium

San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman has proposed a mixed-use redevelopment of the current Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley that would include a new stadium for the San Diego Chargers, using various potential combinations of mostly private dollars to finance the $1.2 billion project.

The Good News Keeps Arriving for the Local Hotel Industry

TRAVEL: Millennials’ Tastes, ‘Airbnb’ Options Are Sector’s Challenges

San Diego County’s hotel industry is on track to see another stellar year in 2015, and likely into 2016, said experts at a recent Lodging Industry Forecast forum in Carmel Valley.

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Texas Company Taking the Reins at Catalina Restaurant Group

DINING: Carrows, Coco’s Face Challenge From the Limited-Service Eateries

Catalina Restaurant Group Inc. is about to undergo the latest in what has become a series of corporate turnovers for the Carlsbad company’s flagship brands over the past two decades.

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Manchester Selling Majority Stake in Grand Del Mar Resort

Private equity firm Blum Capital and the parent of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are acquiring a majority stake in Carmel Valley’s Grand Del Mar resort for a reported $230 million.

Business Calendar for Week of March 30, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 30, 2015, and beyond.

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Movie Theaters, Events Space Planned at Liberty Station

La Jolla-based Backlot Hospitality plans to open a new events space with six movie theaters at the former Luce Auditorium, at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

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Johnny Rockets Restaurant Coming to Boomers in Vista

A new location of the Johnny Rockets hamburger restaurant is set to open this spring at the Vista location of Boomers family entertainment center, according to center operator Palace Entertainment.

No Blackouts for Undersold Chargers Games in 2015

It’s official: every San Diego Chargers game in the 2015 season will be televised.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Names Manby as its New President, CEO

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., parent company of SeaWorld San Diego and the Aquatica water park in Chula Vista, has named Joel Manby as its new president and CEO, effective April 7.

Business Events Calendar for Week of March 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 23, 2016.