Mariel Concepcion

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Recent Stories

SD Climate Delivers for Coffee Drinkers

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.

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Glasses Focus on Style, Lifestyle

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.

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Soccer Team Owner Sees It as a Business And a Community Investment

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.

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Cutwater Tequila Proudly Took the Long Way to Market

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.

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Luna Grill Appoints Chief Brand Officer, New CFO

According to a press release, Rich Pinnella is Luna Grill's first ever chief brand officer and Bob Bartlett its chief financial officer.

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Sourcify Connects Cos. to Overseas Manufacturing

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.

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619 Spirits Gets USA TODAY’s Best Craft Vodka Distillery Nod

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.

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First San Diego-Grown Coffee Sells Out at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

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.”

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Union Kitchen & Tap Launches Food Truck

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.

Kitchens Changes Lives Through Culinary Career Paths

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.

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