SD TRAVEL LEISURE

New CEO Carefully Picks Ingredients of Change

DINING: Eatery Reset to Combine Past Strengths With New Efforts

Announcing the arrival of the company’s newest CEO — the fourth to hold the post since 2011 — the current private-equity owners of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. described John H. Haywood as a veteran industry “turnaround specialist.”

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W Hotel Transitioning to Hotel Republic, Adding 3 Dining Venues

The former W hotel in downtown San Diego has undergone its second rebranding since late 2015 and will soon be operating as Hotel Republic San Diego, with three new dining venues from locally based The Patio Group.

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With Loss of Chargers, It Is Game Over for Mission Valley Tilted Kilt

As a new NFL season gets underway, the Chargers’ absence from San Diego has claimed its first apparent business casualty.

Business Calendar for Week of September 11, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of September 11, 2017, and beyond.

Garden Fresh Restaurants Taps Haywood as New CEO

San Diego-headquartered Garden Fresh Restaurants Corp. has named John W. Haywood as its new CEO, tasked with boosting growth prospects for the struggling operator of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes.

Stick Lacrosse in the San Diego Pro Sports Mix

Professional lacrosse is coming to San Diego, courtesy of a billionaire tech executive with a passion for the fast-paced sport.

Business Calendar for Week of Sept. 4, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of Sept. 4, 2017, and beyond.

Stick Lacrosse in the S.D. Pro Sports Mix

SPORT: NLL Team to Play at Valley View Center in 2018

Professional lacrosse is coming to San Diego, courtesy of a billionaire tech executive with a passion for the fast-paced sport.

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Former Publisher to Lead Chula Vista Training Center

Malcolm Bordelon has been tapped to be president of the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, the complex formerly known as the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He will begin the job in mid-September.

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Business Calendar for Week of August 28, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 28, 2017, and beyond.

Work Is Starting on Dual-Brand Hilton Campus in Chula Vista

Carlsbad-based hotel operator Sethi Management Inc. plans an Aug. 28 ground-breaking for a new 204-room, dual-branded Hilton campus being developed in Chula Vista’s Eastlake neighborhood.

Legoland California Resort Opening New Submarine Ride in 2018

Operators of Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad plan to debut a new submarine-themed ride called Lego City Deep Sea Adventure, opening in 2018 following a previously announced castle-themed hotel that is currently under construction.

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Mission Valley Joe’s Crab Shack Among 40 Nationwide Closings

Joe’s Crab Shack recently closed its restaurant in Mission Valley, among at least 40 abrupt closings carried out nationwide since early August by the struggling chain amid bankruptcy proceedings.

San Diego International Airport Passenger Traffic Rises 5.3%

Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport rose 5.3 percent from a year ago for the January-to-July period, topping 12.5 million, according to the latest monthly numbers from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

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Region’s Hotel Revenue Up 6.7% for First 7 Months of 2017

San Diego County hotel revenue rose 6.7 percent from a year ago in the first seven months of 2017, topping $1.69 billion, as the region continued to post strong numbers for its peak summer tourism season, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.