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Old Town Office Property to Become Hotel After $2.2 Million Purchase

San Diego-headquartered Hotel Investment Group (HIG) has acquired an Old Town office complex for $2.2 million, with plans to convert it into an extended-stay boutique hotel.

San Diego Airport Passenger Traffic Up 3.2 Percent So Far in 2016

Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport increased 3.2 percent from a year ago in the first 10 months of 2016, topping 17.3 million, according to the latest monthly data from airport operators.

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Foodies Joining Breakfast Club

DINING: Morning Diners Get Inventive Menu, Hip Settings, Hearty Servings

Restaurateur Johan Engman is doubling down on his bet that San Diego’s burgeoning foodie culture can translate to breakfast hours, especially on weekdays, when time-strapped commuters increasingly scarf down fast-food fare in their cars or at their work desks.

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Convention Center Generated $1.1B in Economic Impact During Fiscal 2016

The San Diego Convention Center generated $1.1 billion in regional economic impact during fiscal year 2016, including $658 million in direct attendee spending, center operators reported.

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North Golf Course at Torrey Pines Reopens After $12.6M Renovation

The North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course was recently reopened following a comprehensive nine-month, $12.6 million renovation of the city-owned property.

Business Calendar for Week of November 28, 2016

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of November 28, 2016 and beyond.

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Andaz San Diego Opens New Meeting, Events Space After Renovation

Andaz San Diego has opened a new meeting and events space called The Gallery, following a $400,000 renovation at the Gaslamp Quarter hotel.

San Diego Hotel Revenue Grows 4.1 Percent in First 10 Months

San Diego County hotels posted a 4.1 percent gain in revenue in the first 10 months of 2016, topping $2.29 billion, with year-over-year increases on most key metrics, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.

Business Calendar for Week of November 21, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of November 21, 2016, and beyond.

S.D.’s First ‘Open House’ Is Ticket To Show of Architectural Splendor

San Diego buildings will join famous edifices in New York and Chicago as the city hosts its first Open House Worldwide event next year.

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Moderation Guides Company and Cuisine

DINING: Luna Grill Expands Steadily in Familiar Markets

Healthy — or at least relatively healthy — continues to reign at U.S. restaurants, where diners increasingly look to minimize the junk food intake while keeping the tab around $12 or less.

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Alaska Airlines Announces New Nonstop Local Service to Baltimore

Alaska Airlines will offer new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Baltimore starting March 15, the carrier announced.

City Approves $79M Overhaul of Balboa Park’s Central Plaza

The San Diego City Council has approved a $79 million overhaul of Balboa Park’s central Plaza de Panama, slated to create more than six acres of vehicle-free parkland, gardens and plazas.

Business Calendar for Week of November 14, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of November 14, 2016, and beyond.

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Voters Hand Chargers and Developers Defeat at Ballot Box

POLITICS: Measures A, B, C and D Fail; Team Ponders Its Next Move

San Diego Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said the team was mulling its options after city voters firmly rejected a proposed hotel tax hike — Measure C — intended to finance a dual-purpose, $1.8 billion downtown stadium with convention facilities.