SD TRAVEL LEISURE

Parking Changes May Boost Infill Projects

BUILDING: Developers Applaud End of Regulation

Tim Foley, a San Diego developer who specializes in building infill apartment projects in the city’s urban neighborhoods, said he’ll likely be able to build more apartments for less money thanks to a new law that eases parking requirements.

SDBJ Insider: Padres Can Toast 50 Years With Swingin’ Friar

The San Diego Padres will commemorate 50 years in the city this year.

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Startup Comma.ai Moves Its Headquarters to San Diego

TECH: Rising Tech Scene and Lower Cost of Living Draws Co.

Comma.ai, a startup developing driver assistance systems for everyday vehicles, has moved its headquarters from San Francisco to San Diego.

Facilities, Food and Setting Give Event Space Selling Points

HOSPITALITY: Having Venue and Catering Changes Price Dynamic

When chef Nick Brune noticed a void in the San Diego event space market, he decided to expand his organic food catering business, Eco Caters, and open up private venues of his own.

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Urban Solace Restaurants Shut Down

Chef and owner Matt Gordon announced earlier this month on Facebook that Urban Solace restaurant, in North Park, and Solace & Moonlight Lounge, in Encinitas, will close their doors.

Big Games Bring $75M

The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl generated a huge economic impact in the county in 2018, according to a report prepared by San Diego State University Center for Hospitality and Tourism Research.

Association of Corporate Counsel Recognizes Lifetime Achievement

The San Diego Association of Corporate Counsel hosted its 18th annual gala, the Black & White Ball, at the Marriott Marquis hotel. Five-hundred in-house counsel and business leaders attended the spectacular “Old Hollywood” themed event.

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VAPA Foundation Strives to Promote Access to the Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts Foundation, or VAPA, hosted its Inaugural Spotlight fundraising event recently at the University Club Atop Symphony Towers. One hundred arts supporters attended the event to raise funds to enhance the quality and access to arts education for San Diego Unified School District students.

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Second Generation Keeps Eateries Current

DINING: Restaurant Group Sees Revenue of $8M – $12M

Well before San Diego’s Little Italy became a hotspot in the early 2000s, Joe Busalacchi, founder and president of Busalacchi Restaurants, saw its potential.

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Porsche Dealership Design Is Detour From Carlsbad’s Criteria

Building a new Porsche dealership in Carlsbad for came with some special challenges for Dempsey Construction.

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Good Distribution and Bad Hangovers Help Magic Bullet With Sales

Admittedly, Joe Edwards and Didi Edwards enjoy a good libation. But, like most drinkers, they don’t care for the hangover that can follow the morning after.

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Cooking Skills, Consulting Prowess Serve His Customers

As a child growing up in Montreal, Canada, chef and restaurateur Ken Irvine aspired to be a tuna fisherman.

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Charlotte Russe Going Out Of Business

San Diego-based Charlotte Russe is officially going out of business and closing all stores across 44 states and Puerto Rico.

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First California-Grown Coffee Tasting At Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

In partnership with Frinj Coffee, San Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters held a tasting of the first California-grown coffee in San Diego earlier this month. The varietal, a certified organic Cuicateco which scored a 92 from Coffee Review, was available in limited supply, according to a news release, and coffee roasters have plans to provide more beans in coming months.

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Grant Seeks To Share the Park Experience

The Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces, announced that it awarded a national grant to the Balboa Park Conservancy.

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