Mariel Concepcion

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Pure Project Expanding

Miramar-Based Brewery to Open in Vista and North Park

Organics Unlimited Adds Fair Trade Certified Label to Bananas

The organic label joins Organics Unlimited’s existing socially responsible GROW label and Organics Unlimited label.

Wood Plant Hanger Company Grows During Pandemic

MANUFACTURING: Moving Direct to Consumer, Braid & Wood Sees Highest Sales in April, May

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Luna Grill Names New Chief Operations Officer

Rounding out the new executive team, Holliday will report directly to company President Rich Pinnella.

Mamma Chia Capitalizing on Superfood Trend

BEVERAGES: Chiamilk Now Available in Sprouts, Will Soon Launch at Walmart

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Saint Archer Teams with Local Tea Co.

Releases Limited Edition Beer in Partnership with Paru Tea Bar

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Inspired by Success, Swagyu Chop Shop Expanding

FOOD: Founded Last Summer, Butcher Shop to Open Third Location This Month

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Stone Distributing Co. Grows Roster

BEVERAGES: Co. Adds San Diego-Based Societe Brewing Co. to Portfolio

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Saffron & Sage Expands Leadership Team

Dr. Trupti Gokani Becomes Holistic Health Club’s Chief Medical Officer

San Diego Convention Center Announces 2021 Board Officers

Elvin Lai, a San Diego-based hospitality executive and entrepreneur, will serve as board chair.

Sandy Naranjo Named Port Commissioner for National City

GOVERNMENT: Political Economist Involved in Civic and Labor Issues

Public Library Addresses Community Tech Needs

Foundation Provided 300 Laptops to Those Working Remotely

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Japan Airlines Resumes Nonstop Flights to Tokyo from SAN

The service will operate three times a week starting March 2. The resumption comes after Japan Airlines suspended service in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Samburgers Opens in Little Italy Food Hall

Originally launched October 2020 in Seaport Village, Samburgers will be the third Eats by Sam concept to open at the Food Hall; Not Not Tacos opened July 2018 and Graze by Sam in February 2019.

Rubio’s Mexican Food Chain Enters Plant-Based Segment

DINING: Co. Adds Impossible Meat Items to Menu as It Exits from Chapter 11

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Om Mushroom Superfood Releases New Products

FOOD: Mushroom Broth and Coffee Blend are Latest Offerings

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March and Ash Opens Fourth Dispensary in City Heights

RETAIL: High End Cannabis Business Projects Monthly Sales of More Than $800K for New Location

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Hyatt Hotels Support Small Businesses

Initiative to Uplift and Collaborate With Those Hurt By COVID-19

Costa Vista RV Resort is 75% Complete

RECREATION: Part of the Chula Vista’s Bayfront Master Plan, the Park is Scheduled to Open April 1

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Local Modeling Agency Expects Spike in 2021

Bensimon Projects Surge in Work This Year

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Sandy Naranjo Named New Port Commissioner

Naranjo is a South Bay native, a political economist, environmental justice and labor advocate and a community organizer.

Pro Kids Names Julie Dubick as Executive Director

Dubick was the chief of staff to former Mayor Jerry Sanders and a former partner in the law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek.

Liberty Station Sees Surge in Openings

HOSPITALITY: Con Pane, Rad Burger and Slurp Are Among Latest Additions

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Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners Selects Joe Stuyvesant as President/CEO

Stuyvesant will replace previous President/CEO Randa J. Coniglio and is expected to assume his duties Feb. 1.

Cutwater Spirits Launches New Flavor

White Russian is the Co.’s Latest Canned Cocktail Release

DKN Hotels Opens SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Carlsbad

The hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by DKN Hotels of Irvine.

Fine-Dining Seafood Delivery Co. to Launch in San Diego

FOOD: PureFish Will Offer Three Pre-Fixe Options Delivered to Customers’ Doors

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Common Ground Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Season

ENTERTAINMENT: San Diego’s Premiere Black Theater Plans for Virtual, Outdoor Productions

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San Ysidro Health Opens New Clinic in El Cajon

The site includes a new, federally qualified health center and a Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a program designed to address the healthcare needs of elderly individuals 55 years or older.

Grater Grilled Cheese Opens Fourth Restaurant

Otay Ranch Location Opened Dec. 11, North County and Los Angeles Planned for 2021

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar Becomes Sharecare Health Security Verified with Forbes Travel Guide

The verification was developed by Forbes Travel Guide.

Malls Innovate to Spread Holiday Cheer

RETAIL: Virtual Visits, Contactless In-Person Photos with Santa, Among Attractions

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New Program to Help Local Restaurants

In Good Company to Sell Chef-Created Frozen Meals via Sustainable Delivery Service

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Front Desk Supply Pivots During COVID-19

HOSPITALITY: Supplier Now Offers Key Card Cleaners, Sanitizers

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San Ysidro Health Hosts 2nd Annual El Zapaton Event

The affair will take place at the organization’s corporate site, San Ysidro Health, Precision park.

Carlsbad Sauce Company Launches Music Division

ENTERTAINMENT: Co. Teams with Universal Music Group for Distribution

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Soccer Team Opens Store

The Shop at SD Loyal To SellTeam Merchandise

Partnership Launches ‘High Road Kitchens’ Program

RESTARAUNTS: Initiative Provides Jobs, Meals, Training for Restaurant Workers

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Jollibee Opens Store in Mira Mesa

The Mira Mesa store, opened Dec. 3, is the company’s 21st store in California and is located near the Mira Mesa Mall.

Nashville Hot Chicken Trend Takes Off in San Diego

DINING: Dave’s Hot Chicken, Main Chick are the Latest Brands to Open Local Restaurants

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Gourmet Cannabis Brand Expands into Michigan

Kaneh Co. is Expected to Grow Revenue by 35% in 2021

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Shared Brewery, Winery and Restaurant Space to Open in Vista

Co-Lab Vista, a Multi-Concept Venue, is Scheduled to Open February 2021

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First San Diego Qdoba Opening Dec. 11

Mission Valley Location Will Also Serve as a Test Kitchen

San Diego Automotive Museum Names New CEO

Leszczynski, a native San Diegan, joined the museum as executive director in January 2020.

Sky Deck Collective to Open in May

DINING: Part of $120M Del Mar Highlands Town Center Expansion

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Grand Restaurant Group Opens Wine Store

Cork & Knife Escondido Will Offer Close to 100 Wine Varieties

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Cross Border Adds Facial Comparison Tech

Pedestrian Skybridge Hopes to Further Secure Check-In Process

Fit Athletic Club Owner Opens Café

Baked located in the East Village, Specializes in Bagels and Buns

Cymbiotika Moves Headquarters to San Diego

HEALTH: Company Centralizing All Departments

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Cesarina Restaurant Owners Grow Brand

Scheduled to Open a Commissary Kitchen in Early Q1

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