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Local Hotels Post 6.4 Percent Revenue Gain in First 5 Months of 2017

San Diego County hotels saw total revenue rise 6.4 percent from a year ago in the first five months of 2017, topping $1.08 billion, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

By Lou Hirsh June 23, 2017 11:53 a.m. share »

Southwest Starting Direct Local Flights to Tampa in 2018

Southwest Airlines Co. plans to begin nonstop service between San Diego and Tampa, Fla., starting on Jan. 8, 2018, the Dallas-based carrier announced.

By Lou Hirsh June 23, 2017 11:29 a.m. share »
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San Diego Apartment Property Sells for $73 Million

Affiliates of Palo Alto-based Pacific Urban Residential have acquired a 169-unit Mira Mesa apartment property for approximately $73 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

By Lou Hirsh June 23, 2017 11:20 a.m. share »
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San Diego Medical Office Building Sells for $28.5 Million

A joint-venture affiliate of San Diego-based Coast Income Properties Inc. has acquired a medical office building in Carmel Valley for $28.5 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 1:41 p.m. share »
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Garden Shop Relocates; Bikes, Ballet And Cookies Make Their Move

Glendora-based Armstrong Garden Centers recently opened its relocated store in San Diego’s Morena neighborhood, now at 1364 Morena Blvd. after moving from 1350 W. Morena Blvd. Operators said the move was necessitated by changes in the neighborhood brought about by development of a new station as part of the Mid-Coast Trolley extension project. The garden supplies retailer operates 32 California stores, including seven in San Diego County.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 1:23 p.m. share »
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NYC’s Past Will Have Presence in Gaslamp

The eating and drinking lineup in downtown’s always-evolving Gaslamp Quarter is about to get a splashy new arrival, helmed by six veterans of San Diego’s hospitality scene. A multistory, 7,800-square foot venue called Queensborough — a 1920s-style cocktail bar, lounge and restaurant named for the New York City borough — will open in July in the space that formerly housed Maloney’s Tavern for 25 years at 777 Fifth Ave.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 1:20 p.m. share »
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Major Reconfiguration in the Works for UCSD Main Campus

Within the next six years, University of California, San Diego as it’s now known to visitors could be looking very different. Construction should be getting in gear starting next summer for what’s expected to be a major, long-range reconfiguration of the main campus in La Jolla.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 1:19 p.m. share »
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Flights to Bring Key Connection to Continental Europe

Airport and tourism officials say German carrier Lufthansa’s direct local flights to Frankfurt, set to begin next summer, will give the San Diego region its first major, full-year air connections with continental Europe.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 1:17 p.m. share »
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City Council Rejects Special Election for SoccerCity Project

The San Diego City Council has voted 5-4 to defer the proposed SoccerCity mixed-use development to the November 2018 general election, despite pleadings from project supporters that a vote was needed this year in order to meet timelines for delivering a pro soccer franchise to the city.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Bayfront Hotel Gets Official Approvals

After two decades of talk about developing Chula Vista’s waterfront, officials have set the stage for a $969.3 million hotel project that could give San Diego County’s second-largest city its first significant share of the region’s tourism and convention dollars.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 12:55 p.m. share »

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