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Legoland Looks to Build on Successes With New Attractions

PARK: Castle-Themed Hotel Is Expected To Open in 2018

Owner Merlin Entertainments has invested millions in a steady stream of new attractions at Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad over the past five years, and the theme park’s operators expect changes to keep coming well into the next decade.

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Construction Begins on $127.8M Airport Parking Plaza

San Diego International Airport has begun construction on a $127.8 million parking plaza at Terminal 2, slated to open in time for summer travel in 2018.

Business Calendar for Week of September 12, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of September 12, 2016, and beyond.

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Work Beginning on New Carté Hotel in Downtown San Diego

A Sept. 9 ground-breaking is planned for Carté Hotel & Suites San Diego, a new 240-room downtown hotel being built at a cost of approximately $62 million.

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Festival Provides Prime Product Placement

ECONOMY: KAABOO Hits Demographic Bull’s-Eye

San Diego companies are prepared to broaden their name recognition and get their products into new customers’ hands this month at KAABOO, a three-day music festival in Del Mar that is ready to kick off its second year with a commitment to return for an additional four years.

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Harrah’s Resort Names Pilant to Succeed Beronio as GM

Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center has appointed Darrell Pilant to be its next general manager. Pilant will succeed Janet Beronio, who is retiring later this month after serving as senior vice president and general manager since 2003.

Tourism Authority, Hotel-Motel Association Oppose Measures C, D

The San Diego Tourism Authority and the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association have issued a joint statement opposing both November ballot measures that call for hikes in the city’s hotel taxes.

Business Calendar for the Week of September 5, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of September 5, 2016, and beyond.

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Stone Brewing Taps Engels as New CEO

Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co. has named Dominic Engels as its new chief executive officer, effective Sept. 6, as current CEO and co-founder Greg Koch is promoted to a previously announced role as executive chairman.

Court Dismisses Lawsuit over Tourism Marketing District Fee

The Superior Court of California has issued a tentative ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed over a hotelier-approved assessment on hotel room bills, which funds operations of the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.

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Maritime Museum Debuting Tours of San Salvador Replica

A $6.2 million replica of the ship that first brought explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo to local shores in 1542 is scheduled to make its public debut for tours Sept. 3-5 at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Business Calendar for Week of August 29, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 29, 2016 and beyond.

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Investment Shows Chargers Willing to Play Ball

It is a great source of community pride, and a powerful economic engine, to have the Chargers and Padres in San Diego. For decades, our beloved sports teams put San Diego in the national spotlight. It is hard to imagine what it would be like without the San Diego Chargers being in our collective lives for half a century.

Reinterpretation of Rule Could Be Costly for Card Clubs

GAMING: Tribes Get Stricter Interpretation Of Banker Rotation Rule

The long-running battle between local card rooms and tribal gaming casinos has a new skirmish line: a change in an obscure state rule that could cost local card rooms, including four in San Diego County, millions of dollars in revenue each year.

Chargers’ Consultants Tout Benefits of Downtown ‘Convadium’

Consultants for the San Diego Chargers touted “significant positive impact” from a proposed $1.8 downtown stadium and convention facility, as the team unveiled final results of a 90-page consulting study that it commissioned.