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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.
A joint-powers board proposed in the San Diego Chargers’ November stadium ballot measure should be able to maintain current funding for San Diego’s tourism marketing efforts, an advisor to the team said at a downtown forum on Aug. 9.
Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 8, 2016, and beyond.
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.
Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport increased 3.3 percent from a year ago in the first half of 2016, topping 9.93 million, according to data from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
DINING: Hillcrest Eatery Part of Bigger S.D. Plans For Restaurant Group
A restaurant group run by a chef turned entrepreneur is expanding into San Diego with the opening of H2O Sushi & Izakaya in Hillcrest.
Four years ago this month, Ron Fowler led the group that purchased the San Diego Padres and pledged to create an organization and team the community could be proud of. To their credit, they continue to improve Petco Park and the fan experience, and they have delivered superstar concerts and a great All-Star weekend.
SPORT: Chamber Backs Team; Others Call for Job-Hub
The San Diego Chargers recently obtained a key ally in its efforts to build a $1.8 billion downtown stadium and convention facility, when leaders of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce voted to support the team’s November ballot measure.
The parent company of SeaWorld San Diego posted nationwide declines in revenue and attendance for the first half of 2016, despite reporting year-over-improvements for its parks in San Diego and Texas.
San Diego-based hotel consulting and management firm RAR Hospitality recently named Marc Potash and Robert Moore to key executive leadership positions.
Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 1, 2016, and beyond.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors has voted to support the San Diego Chargers’ November ballot initiative to build a multi-purpose stadium and convention facility in downtown’s East Village.
A portion of the parking lot a Terminal 2 will close Aug. 6, as construction begins on a new $127.8 million parking plaza at San Diego International Airport.
Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 25, 2016, and beyond.
Florida-based JetSmarter recently announced an expansion into the San Diego market for its app-enabled service that lets travelers book single seats on private jets.