Local Production Seen As Start of Sea Change For Organic Coffee Scene
San Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters signed a deal with Oceanside’s Mraz Family Farms to sell the first San Diego-grown coffee and sold out in just four days.
RETAIL: Pricing, Action Sports Connection Help Drive Sales
In its first year in business, Blenders Eyewear, founded in 2013, sold about one thousand pairs of sunglasses.
Andrew Vassiliadis To Lead Club With Warren Smith
In mid-June, Sports Illustrated reported that retired professional soccer player Landon Donovan and his business partner, Warren Smith, were looking for local investment.
BEVERAGE: Ten Years In the Making, Co. Tapped Traditional Methods, Experts
San Diego-based Cutwater Spirits has revealed its latest creation: the brand’s first tequila offering.
According to a press release, Rich Pinnella is Luna Grill's first ever chief brand officer and Bob Bartlett its chief financial officer.
STARTUP: Company Went Through EvoNexus And Y Combinator
In 2010, when 25-year-old Nathan Resnick lived in China as part of a high school foreign exchange program and after starting his own fashion e-commerce business.
619 Spirits, with a 4,200 square foot distillery and tasting room located in North Park, was founded by San Diego local Nick Apostolopoulos in 2012.
According to a press release, this marked the first time a Geisha coffee varietal “has been grown and harvested on San Diego soil and made available online and to local consumers.”
According to a press release, Union Kitchen & Tap, with locations in Encinitas and Gaslamp, recently hit the streets of San Diego with its Union Kitchen & Catering Food Truck.
FOOD: Nonprofit Trains Workers While Feeding Those in Need
Since its founding in 2014, Kitchens for Good, a nonprofit that tackles issues of food waste, poverty and hunger, has helped more than 300 individuals.