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TOURISM: Hotel Proposal Seeks 175 Rooms; Cohn Plans Eatery
Port of San Diego officials in coming months will discuss long-term development prospects for waterfront areas like Harbor Island, where locally based Sunroad Enterprises plans to build a new 175-room hotel.
News from the police blotter. Local dietary supplement retailer Ultimate Fitness Nutrition Inc. pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors, including the selling of dietary supplements stuffed with steroids and caffeine and questionable advertising practices, according to a news release from the city attorney’s office.
SPORT: Torrey Pines Golf Tournament Brings Company, County Exposure
Farmers Insurance was hailed as a white knight coming to rescue when agreed to be the title sponsor for San Diego’s biggest golf tournament in 2010.
TOURISM: Plan Calls for Establishing $30M Reserve To Deal With Litigation
The city of San Diego and the Tourism Marketing District leaders have agreed on a plan to free up at least $6 million and jump-start regional visitor-promotion efforts that have been stalled by political and legal disputes over funding.
Specialty women’s clothing retailer Free People will open its first city of San Diego location Dec. 6 at Westfield UTC mall, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive.
Blue Bridge Hospitality of Coronado plans a spring 2014 opening for Stake Chophouse + Bar, the company’s sixth restaurant concept and eighth location in that city.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will add new daily nonstop flights between San Diego International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, beginning June 2, 2014.
Operators plan a multimillion-dollar renovation of The Declan Suites San Diego, a downtown hotel that recently switched from the Sheraton Suites banner.
REVA Air Ambulance, a fixed-wing air ambulance service provider, has completed the acquisition of American Care Air Ambulance and its affiliates.
California Coast Credit Union signed a 10-year, $3.25 million naming rights agreement with San Diego State University for its Open Air Theatre.
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter operators plan a mid-December opening for City Sights, a glass-enclosed balcony venue being added to the hotel’s rooftop Altitude Sky Lounge.
Active Network, the San Diego based provider of online registration services, said Vista Equity Partners, the private equity firm that agreed to purchase the company in September, completed its tender offer on all of Active’s common stock, closing the transaction.
Some of the business events happening around the county for the week of November 18, 2013.
The San Diego Venture Group released the names of the 10 startups that will battle for $25,000 in cash at its annual PitchFest set for Dec. 12 in La Jolla. The semifinalists were chosen from more than 90 applications.
San Diego State University said it’s more than half way toward raising sufficient funds to build a new basketball practice facility on the campus, which will help it to maintain its status as a rising college hoops power.