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Bowl Games Have $35.3M Economic Impact

TOURISM: Holiday Bowl Drew 39,000 Nonlocal FansSan Diego’s two postseason college football games combined to produce an economic impact of $35.3 million for the local region in 2014, up nearly $5 million from the previous year, according to a study conducted by the San Diego State University Center for Hospitality and Tourism Research.

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Movie Theaters, Events Space Planned at Liberty Station

La Jolla-based Backlot Hospitality plans to open a new events space with six movie theaters at the former Luce Auditorium, at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

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Johnny Rockets Restaurant Coming to Boomers in Vista

A new location of the Johnny Rockets hamburger restaurant is set to open this spring at the Vista location of Boomers family entertainment center, according to center operator Palace Entertainment.

No Blackouts for Undersold Chargers Games in 2015

It’s official: every San Diego Chargers game in the 2015 season will be televised.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Names Manby as its New President, CEO

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., parent company of SeaWorld San Diego and the Aquatica water park in Chula Vista, has named Joel Manby as its new president and CEO, effective April 7.

Business Events Calendar for Week of March 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 23, 2016.

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Mission Beach’s Cannonball Restaurant Reopening After $3.5 Million Overhaul

San Diego-based hospitality management company Eat.Drink.Sleep plans an April 1 reopening of its Cannonball restaurant, following a $3.5 million renovation of the building at 3105 Ocean Front Walk in Mission Beach.

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Solana Beach Firm Buys 2 Nevada Hotels for $20 Million

Solstar Investments LLC of Solana Beach has acquired the 120-room Marriott SpringHill Suites and 108-room Marriott TownePlace Suites hotels in Henderson, Nev., for a total of $20 million, according to Nevada public records.

San Diego Firms Buy Arizona Hotels for $8.65 Million

Hospitality management and consulting firm R.A. Rauch & Associates Inc. and investment firm PacVentures Inc., both of San Diego, recently acquired two Arizona hotel properties for a total of $8.65 million, the companies announced.

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Mission Valley Hilton Completes $12 Million Renovation

Operators recently completed a $12 million renovation of the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley hotel, with a new outdoor event deck and pool area expected to open this spring.

Business Events Calendar for Week of March 16, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 16, 2015, and beyond.

San Diego Airport Exploring European, Central American Routes

San Diego airport leaders continue their work to establish new service to international destinations.

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San Diego Theatres Names New CEO/President

Elizabeth Doran has been named president and chief executive officer of San Diego Theatres, the organization that manages the Civic Theatre and the historic Balboa Theatre downtown.

Task Force: Mission Valley Stadium Site Would Save $250 Million

Building a new San Diego Chargers stadium in Mission Valley rather than downtown will save roughly $250 million in project costs, leaders of a mayoral-appointed task force said at a March 12 news conference outside of Qualcomm Stadium.

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San Diego Opera Appoints David Bennett New General Director

David Bennett, former executive director of the Gotham Chamber Opera, has been named general director of the San Diego Opera.

Task Force Recommends Mission Valley for New Chargers Stadium

A task force created by Mayor Kevin Faulconer has rejected a downtown site in favor of Mission Valley as the preferred site for a new football stadium for the Chargers.