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County’s Hotel Property Deal Volume Declined in First Half

San Diego County’s hotel property transaction volume declined 38 percent from a year ago in the first half of 2016, with the dollar volume down 65 percent, according to a recent mid-year report by brokerage and consulting firm Atlas Hospitality Group.

Staffing Agency to Pay $175,000 to Settle Federal Complaint

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday TEG Staffing Inc., a San Diego-based temporary staffing agency also known as Eastridge Workforce Solutions, has agreed to pay $175,000 in civil penalties and undergo federal monitoring to settle an immigration-related discrimination claim.

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Barracks to be Converted into $20M Hotel at Liberty Station

San Diego-based McMillin LLC and Untitled Hospitality plan to develop a new arts-themed, $20 million hotel called The Barracks Hotel, using historic buildings at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

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City’s Homelessness Strategy is Bad for Business

My guess is that some San Diego officials believe that the city’s current anti-homelessness policies are being executed in the service of local businesses. Actually, these policies are hurting our businesses – and, therefore, hurting our region’s economy and our overall quality of life.

Seasoned Real Estate Lawyer Joins Withers Bergman as a Partner

Marjorie J. Burchett has joined the San Diego office of Withers Bergman as a partner. Burchett is an experienced real estate lawyer who has worked across major residential, commercial and mixed-use development projects in California for the last 30 years. She joins Withers Bergman from Dentons, and was previously a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge and Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps.

Prosecutors Charge Two S.D. Businessmen With Insider Trading in Biotech Case

Federal prosecutors have charged two San Diego businessmen with insider trading for using a confidential tip to snag $83,000 in profit when local biotech Ardea Biosciences was acquired in 2012.

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Business and Recreation Work Together in Co-Locating

WORKFORCE: Sites Offer Work/Play Mix to Boost Morale, Creativity

As coworking spaces surge in popularity, some entrepreneurs are putting a new twist on the business model — targeting those who want to combine work with play.

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Teens Targeted With Subscription Skincare

RETAIL: E-Commerce Tactics To Open Up Market for Adigica

One of the biggest names in local biotech, David Hale, is joining forces with an e-commerce expert to bring the sale of skincare products into the digital age.

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Stone Brewing Moving Ahead with Planned Escondido Hotel

Stone Brewing Co. is moving forward with a $26 million hotel previously announced for land adjacent to its headquarters and flagship brewing facilities in Escondido.

City Launches Free Downtown Circulator Shuttle Service

San Diego city and business development leaders have officially launched a previously announced free downtown circulator shuttle service, now called FRED. The acronym for the service, which uses all-electric vehicles, stands for Free Ride Everywhere Downtown.

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Karina’s Closes Downtown Restaurant After Plumbing Mishap

Chula Vista-based Karina’s Mexican Seafood has permanently closed its downtown San Diego restaurant due to plumbing issues, just short of the eatery’s second anniversary at 925 B St.

Youngevity International Acquires Assets of Renew Interests

Chula Vista-based Youngevity International Inc. has acquired assets of Renew Interests LLC.

Dry Cleaning Chain Expanding into San Diego

Maryland-based Zips Dry Cleaners has signed a development deal with a Los Angeles area franchisee to build 110 locations in Southern California, including 15 in the San Diego market.

Sempra Energy Reports Q2 Earnings of $16M, Revenue of $2.16B

Sempra Energy reported earnings of $16 million, or 6 cents per share, during the second quarter of 2016. Total revenue was $2.16 billion, the company said Aug. 4.

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Entertainment Center Planned at Former Boxing Club Site in East Village

Denver-based hospitality group Punch Bowl Social, which operates restaurant-entertainment centers, plans to open a new location at downtown San Diego’s Makers Quarter mixed-used development. It is planned for the building that once housed the historic Coliseum Federal Athletic Club, at 1485 E St. in East Village.