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Marriott Shows Its Moxie In Pursuit Of Millennials With Opening of Moxy

Downtown San Diego has a new hotel that “flips the conventional hotel service model on its head.”

Senior Living Co. Taps Forbes’ Program To Upgrade Its Service to Luxury Level

Kisco Senior Living doesn’t want to be the traditional, medical-facility-like convalescent home. Instead, the Carlsbad-headquartered family-owned company, with 20 locations throughout the country, hopes to be in a category with five-star hotels.

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Local Owners Are Hands-On With Crafting Version of Queen Bee Market

Fun fact: Did you know that the Queen Bee Market, the bi-annual two-day shopping event that features handmade items from more than 100 local and national artisans and is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, is owned by two San Diego-based sisters?

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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. Says DOJ Ending 'BlackFish' Probe

According to the SEC filing by SeaWorld, the U.S. Justice Department notified the company that it has decided not to take actions against the company.

San Diego Economic Surveys Find Optimism Holding Fast

ECONOMY: Craft Beer, Tourism and Overall Picture Remains Bright

Although big beer has been lurking around the craft beer neighborhood lately, it seems the latter isn’t too worried about the presence of the former just yet.

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Callaway Is Game for Apparel, Gear Market

SPORT: Golf Still Strong Suit, While on Acquisition Course

Callaway Golf Co. is taking a shot.

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Pechanga Sports Arena Naming Rights Approved

The city will receive approximately $40,000 per year from the Naming Rights Agreement, or approximately $63,000 if the term expires in 2020.

Finding Some New Favorites

From new coffee shops to a new mezcal (or mescal) bar and tasting room, San Diego continues to grow its food and beverage scene with a bushel full of openings starting this holiday season through 2019.

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Making Some Changes

Although definitely not new to the neighborhood, some others around town are getting some pretty noteworthy facelifts.

Airport Authority Sees a New Terminal 1 Helping Land Business, Cut Traffic, Make Impression

Planning is underway for up to $3 billion worth of improvements to San Diego International Airport, including replacement of the airport’s aging Terminal 1 building, construction of a new road onto and off the property, more parking and an additional taxiway for commercial airliners, as well as a new administration building.

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San Diego Convention Center’s Bigger Bay Boom: A $1.1 Billion Impact

The economic impact of the San Diego Convention Center is anything but small.

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Hotel’s Holiday Spirit Makes For Good Cookies and Numbers

More and more, businesses are turning to immersive entertainment events — mostly through the holiday season — versus traditional billboards and radio ads to drive traffic to and grow revenue for their properties. For the last three years, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel has also jumped on that sleigh.

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Marrow Fine to Have a Dazzling Debut at One Paseo

What started as a passion project in 2016 for corporate-executive-turned-designer Jillian Sassone is now a full-blown craftsman jewelry business. Today, Marrow Fine boasts clients like reality star and designer Lauren Conrad, Natalia Cordova Buckley from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coco, Karrueche Tran from TNT’s Claws and San Diego Business Journal’s very own life sciences and health care reporter, Jared Whitlock.

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California Is Leading Way on Drone Policies

California was one of 10 states selected to participate in a new federal program that promises to bring drone policies into the 21st century, and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is already testing drones that could help combat fires.

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San Diego’s Moxy Hotel Opens

Developed with San Diego-based J Street Hospitality and Azul Hospitality Group, Moxy San Diego is a nine-story, 126-room, millennial-minded boutique hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

Changing Tastes, Millennial Market, New Laws Put Distillers in Good Position

Millennials, roughly ranging in age from 21 to 34, may seem relatively young and inexperienced in comparison to baby boomers.

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