BREWING: Brand, Story and Taste May Not Travel Well
The sale of San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. may have come as a surprise to local craft beer consumers, but industry experts say it holds lessons for other brewers in understanding market forces and the complexities of expansion.
TOURISM: Some Include Breweries, Pipe Production Site
Several cannabis tour companies have sprung up in San Diego County recently, filling a niche in the industry in an unexpected way.
TOURISM: SeaWorld Offers Thrills; Legoland Makes Hotel Stay Fun
SeaWorld, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, and Safari Park San Diego theme parks have several new offerings lined up for the summer, peak season for these Southern California parks.
The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners approved a new RV park on the Chula Vista Bayfront called Costa Vista RV Resort.
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual Binational Delegation to Mexico City began Sunday.
The FOXpress app allows consumers to make rental car reservations at any of Fox’s 20 corporate locations.
SeaWorld disclosed April 12 that it had received a Wells notice from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that recommended legal proceedings be brought against the theme park.
BREWING: She Increased Membership, Built Relations With Tourism Groups
When Paige McWey, 31, first started at the San Diego Brewers Guild as executive administrator, she was handed all of the nonprofit’s most important files in a single box and a flash drive.
The list names only small and independent breweries that have their own production at their facilities.
The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners has selected Protea Property Management, Inc. to manage and operate Seaport Village.
Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, San Diego Convention Center CEO and president, was nominated for the second vice chair of the board of International Association of Venue Managers.
San Diego-based Brain Corp and Tennant Co., a cleaning product company, have teamed up to create the T7 Micro-Rider floor scrubber.
Saffron Thai’s La Jolla location is scheduled to open June at 1055 Torrey Pines Road.
AIRPORT: Officials See Frankfurt as a Key Hub For European Travelers
San Diego International Airport has few changes in its international flight offerings: German airline Lufthansa Group began a direct Frankfurt to San Diego flight starting March 22. Edelweiss, Lufthansa’s Swiss subsidiary, resumed its direct service between San Diego to Zurich between April 2 and Nov. 12. And San Diego will lose nonstop service to Mexico City in mid-May.
ECONOMY: Low Interest Rates, Tax Reform Help Boost Confidence
San Diego businesses are feeling optimistic about the next six months, according to the San Diego Business Confidence Index. The spring 2018 results indicate a business confidence index (BCI) of 79 — that’s five points higher than the results of a similar survey taken in fall 2017.
FOOD: Passion, Place And Variety Serve Food Hall Operations
With the success of Liberty Public Market and three more food halls planned, San Diego is seeing an expansion of a nationwide trend that appeals to both consumers and the restaurant industry.
Rental car service Silvercar expanded its service to San Diego April 2.
IdentoGO will be enrolling travelers in TSA Precheck out of its mobile RV at Liberty Station starting April 9.
The six new restaurants and retailers will begin arriving in May.
Tyson & Mendes LLP launched the Autonomous Vehicles Liability Litigation practice group.
For the year, Omnitek reported $1.1 million in revenues compared with $1.3 million in 2016.
UK-based Rooftop Cinema Club opens at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego April 12.
San Diego-based Buona Forchetta and Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill are part of the Petco Park food lineup beginning Opening Day, March 29.
Award winning chef, Joseph Elevado, joins Prepkitchen as chief culinary officer.
California State Treasurer John Chiang will introduce the California Business Incentives Gateway (CBIG) to San Diego businesses March 28.
REAL ESTATE: He Finds Right Spot For Both Restaurant and Neighborhood
As Little Italy’s restaurant scene has exploded over the past few years, commercial real estate broker Nate Benedetto has played an active role in helping restaurateurs find the space for their concepts.
The San Diego-based brewing company will close its Virginia Beach production brewery and cease distribution to East Coast markets.
New Zealand Eats restaurant group adds another restaurant to its roster.
Japanese food producer, Ajinomoto Co. Inc., will take over operations of Circle Foods L.L.C.
San Diego based CDC Small Business Finance was awarded the Jody C. Raskin Microlender of the Year award by the Small Business Administration Administrator
The inaugural flight from Frankfurt International Airport landed at San Diego International Airport March 22.
Del Lewis was named 2018 president and will preside over the SDCCU Holiday Bowl.
San Diego Habitat for Humanity and local nonprofit Sustainable Surplus Exchange have announced a merger of their business operations.
The chef and restaurateur will instead focus on the company he co-founded, Puffer Malarkey Restaurants.
WSCUC accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and makes a school eligible for federal funding.
DINING: Kitchen Staff’s Fresh Role Chef-to-Table Concept
A new Italian restaurant, Maestoso, has begun offering a unique dining experience: chefs will both cook and serve guests their meals, a concept called “chef-to-table.”
Toni Giffin has been chosen as the new chief executive officer and president of Goodwill Industries of San Diego County.
AtYourGate allows passengers the ability to order food or retail items via mobile devices to be delivered at their gate.
Win Technologies USA will provide a casino management system for the new La Jolla Trading Post Casino.
Elizabeth Fitzsimons named vice president of leadership and engagement.
Stone Brewing Company, Green Flash Brewing Company, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company were listed.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts appointed Michael Feeley general manager of the Mission Bay hotel.
A new Italian restaurant, Maestoso, will offer a unique dining experience called "chef-to-table."