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Food Is the New Retail Attraction in Downtown La Mesa

Among the latest additions to La Mesa’s burgeoning downtown restaurant scene is the full-service Farmer’s Table, billed as a “farm-to-fork” eatery with a menu emphasizing locally sourced meats and produce.

By lou April 20, 2017 1:32 p.m. share »
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Casinos Are Betting Big

The East County casino scene is experiencing a burst of activity.

By Brad Graves April 20, 2017 1:28 p.m. share »
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Chemical Company’s Success in Sustainability Put It in Demand

What San Diego company shares the industrial process of the craft brewing sector, the genetic engineering know-how of the local University of California campus and the business model of a big local wireless company — all while offering a sustainable alternative to petrochemicals?

By Brad Graves April 13, 2017 2:37 p.m. share »
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Design, Build and Operate

Swinerton Builders didn’t see itself operating and maintaining renewable energy plants when it entered the solar industry nine years ago. As a general contractor, it just wanted to build them.

By Brad Graves April 13, 2017 2:28 p.m. share »
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Initiative Would Give Nonprofit Role in Pursuing Productions

San Diego doesn’t easily double for other cities, but in the new Netflix series “Ingobernable,” Balboa Park’s Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and the tall shadows of downtown at night make for a convincing Mexico City.

By John Cox April 6, 2017 2:12 p.m. share »
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No Days Off for Tourism

Things were already going well at the USS Midway Museum — yet another year of record attendance — when someone there noticed a detail that may point the way to future growth.

By John Cox April 6, 2017 2:09 p.m. share »
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3 Reasons Millennials Choose Coworking

San Diego’s coworking community continues to flourish, responding to demands from entrepreneurs for more flexible workspaces.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2017 10:06 a.m. share »
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Millennials Are Recasting San Diego’s Startup Scene

A group of millennials is edging its way into the startup community’s leadership, reshaping San Diego’s startup culture and filling a void in the region’s business community.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2017 10:04 a.m. share »
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The New Entrepreneur

Picture this: you’re graduating college in the spring of 2008. You have no job, no prospects, and looming student loan payments that will drain your bank account in a matter of months.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2017 10 a.m. share »
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From Cuisine to Culture, Liberty Station Offers Local Flavors

A recent report by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. noted that the gross leasable area devoted to food and beverage outlets in U.S. retail centers could rise to about 25 percent by 2020, compared with just 10 percent today.

By Lou Hirsh March 23, 2017 2:07 p.m. share »
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Coffee Company Acquisition Seems to Be More of a Blend Than a Takeover

S ome people conduct business over coffee. Chuck Patton and Jeff Taylor just engineered a mutual career switch that both coffeehouse owners say came at the right time in their lives.

By Lou Hirsh March 23, 2017 2:04 p.m. share »
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Bank Investor Looks to Turn the Negatives Into Positives

A community development bank that serves low- and moderate-income areas in San Diego has been thrown a lifeline by an investor with an eye for troubled banks with potential.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 16, 2017 3:23 p.m. share »