Mariel Concepcion

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Email: mconcepcion@sdbj.com
Phone: 646-409-3064

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California Sets Guidelines for Reopening Events Via Tiers

ENTERTAINMENT: San Diego’s Outdoor Venues Can Reopen at 20% Capacity, Operators Optimistic

Late last month, the California Department of Public Health issued a new set of guidelines for live outdoor events and gatherings. This also includes graduation ceremonies and theme parks.

Holistic Medicine Cos. See Growth During Pandemic

HEALTH: Larger Focus on Boosting Immune Systems

As more Americans focus on boosting their immune systems and overall health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, complementary and alternative medicine appears to be on the rise.

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Dining in the Dark Activation Coming to San Diego

RESTAURANTS: Patrons to Eat Blindfolded, 8 out of 10 Weeks Sold Out Already

Dining in the Dark, a gastronomic activation through which patrons eat with blindfolds on, is coming to San Diego.

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Nomad Donuts Expands Its Menu

Eclectic North Park Shop Will Now Offer Breakfast and Lunch

Nomad Donuts, the North Park shop best known for its artisanal donut creations, has expanded its food offering.

Wineries Generate Over $37M in Sales

Number of Wineries in County Rose From 142 to 150 Since Late 2019

Like most industries, the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on local wineries during the last year. But, despite the recent economic downturn, a report on the industry has some positive findings.

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Infinium Spirits Relocates to San Diego

BEVERAGE: Headquarters Move to Help Revive Downtown Economy

Infinium Spirits, a spirits portfolio management company, already has a strong presence in San Diego. Last month, the 2005-founded company with roughly 200 employees, relocated from Orange County to Gaslamp Quarter.

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Hop-On Jet Service Enters Local Market

JSX to Start Flights To Las Vegas April 9

Maya's Cookies Continues to Grow

Plant-Based Cookie Co. Gains National Spotlight

For Maya Madsen, a gourmet, plant-based cookie company was initially just a way to create an additional revenue stream while doing something she was passionate about: baking vegan goods.

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Oceanside Approves Permit for Indoor Arena

SPORT: Nearly 8,000 Seat Venue Tentatively Scheduled to Open in Late 2022

The city of Oceanside – and all of North County – will soon have its own indoor sports arena.

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The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa to Reopen

The 50+ acre complex will offer all 208 guest rooms and suites.

Balboa Park Venues Plan for Reopening

TOURISM: Museums, Cultural Institutions Prepare for Gradual Recovery

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Wonderfront Festival Spawns WonderBus Mobile Concerts

MUSIC: Double-Decker Bus Showcases Live Acts While Traveling Through San Diego

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Food Business Operators Turn to Membership Programs

DINING: Trust Restaurant Group, Urban Plates Launch Subscription Packages During Pandemic

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Filta Environmental Expands to Orange County

SERVICES: Oil Filtering Co. Projects Revenue Will Increase to $5M in 2021

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Legoland California Resort Readies to Reopen

TOURISM: Theme Park Begins to Retrain, Re-Employ Staff Members

Infinium Spirits Relocates to San Diego

Formerly based in Orange County, Infinium Spirits' main hub is now at 5 and Market in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Westfield Malls Reopens Indoor Operation of Dining, Theaters and Gyms

The announcement comes on the heels of San Diego County announcing it has entered the red tier.

Hospitality Group Plans for Future Growth

RESTAURANTS: Rise & Shine Signs Leases for Seven More Food Locations

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Birch Aquarium Appoints New COO

Charles Hopper Charged With Rebuilding Operational Support

Rooftop Cinema Reopening

Located at Manchester Grand Hyatt Downtown, Screenings Start on March 18

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SAN Adds New Seasonal Nonstop Routes Via Alaska Airlines

With the two new additions this summer, Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop service to 28 destinations from San Diego, more than any other carrier at SAN.

New Agreement Extends Naming Rights

SPORTS: Petco Park to Keep its Name Through 2027

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Comic Con 2021 Postponed to 2022

Three Days to be Held Online; Small Event Planned for November

Fitness Co. Opens First San Diego Site

The Exercise Coach Opens in Rancho Bernardo, Two More Centers Coming

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After Almost a Year, Flower Fields Reopen to the Public

TOURISM: North County Attraction to be Open Through May 9

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Pechanga Arena Announces First New Concert

ENTERTAINMENT: Venue Hopes to Welcome Back Sports Teams Later This Year

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Area Expected to Be Top Summer Destination

TOURISM: San Diego to Benefit from Vaccine, Pent-Up Travel Demand

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2 Top Destinations Earn 5 Star Awards

Seventh Year for Park Hyatt, Eighth for Rancho Valencia

Athletic Tape Becoming Big Business

RETAIL: Founder Honors Mother and Father with E-Commerce Company

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Trust Restaurant Group to Open New Steakhouse

DINING: Rare Society Solana Beach is Expected to Open in June

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Bag Co. On Track for Largest Revenue Year to Date

MANUFACTURING: Founder Projects Sash Group Will Reach $3.8M in 2021

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Tommy Bahama Opens Marlin Bar

Fashion Valley Mall Gets First Retail/Restaurant Combination

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San Diego-Based Andrew Rogers Named CEO of Upbeet Brands

Rogers will lead as CEO in partnership with Brian Wendel, founder and president of Forks Over Knives, Lucy Danziger, editorial director and chief content officer of The Beet.

Lifestyle Brand Opens First Local Store

Serena & Lily Now Has a Location at One Paseo

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Local Fitness Co. Hosts Arbery Event

Chuze Fitness Commemorates Slain African-American Jogger

Jewelry Company Expands, Growth Projections Doubled

RETAIL: Marrow Fine Opens Second Store in Newport Beach, Kicks Off National Trunk Show

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Hospitality Group Plans Expansion During Pandemic

RESTAURANTS: Good Time Design Opens Cerveza Jack’s, Plans to Open Four More This Year

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Operator Runs Oldest Black Owned Restaurant in San Diego

DINING: Ron Suel Creates Food Places that Cater to Local Black Community

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Destination Continues to Inspire

BEVERAGES: SIP Wine & Beer in Escondido is Largest Carrier of BIPOC Wine in California

Jack of All Trades

LEADERSHIP: Marshall Faulk Mentors the Next Generation While Building Empire

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Non-Alcohol Spirits Co. to Release Whiskey

Drink Monday Sales Expected to Reach $5M

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Comic-Con Museum Receives $100,000

One Step Closer to Opening Later This Year

AleSmith Ranks Among Top 10 Highest-Rated Breweries Worldwide

AleSmith is one of 100 breweries recognized internationally on the tally.

Coalition Plans for Return of Endurance Sports

SPORTS: Oceanside Events Bring More than $12 Million in Local Spending Annually

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Producers Join Forces

EVENTS: Group Puts Together Outline For Safe Reopening

Winery Has Rich History

BEVERAGES: Altipiano Vineyard and Winery Only Black Female-Owned Winery in SoCal

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Wahlberg Launches Carlsbad Apparel Co.

Teams with Former Callaway Golf Executive, Harry Arnett

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Seafood Company Launches Waste Effort

Collaboration Between Groups Encouraging Full Use of Fish

International Smoke Launches Ghost Kitchens

DINING: Bourbon Burger, Tokyo Hot Chicken and Mac ‘N Cue All Open in Last Six Months

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San Diego Symphony Launches 2021 Digital Season

ENTERTAINMENT: Orchestra Hopes to Open Outdoor Venue By Late Summer

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