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TOURISM: Cities Are Dealing With Airbnb Trend
As San Diego and other U.S. cities debate how to address neighborhood complaints related to short-term vacation rentals, operators of the most-used online booking site are supportive of a new Carlsbad law that limits those rentals to the city’s coastal zone.
EVENTS: Padres Score As Game Plan for Petco Goes Beyond Baseball
Sold-out concerts by the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney, along with the addition of Supercross and Monster Jam shows, are buoying Petco Park’s status as a premier venue and putting the Padres on track this year to collect record special-events revenues.
Chicago-based BizAir Shuttle plans a June 18 start for its new charter flights with service between Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
Welk Resort Group Inc. announced that it closed a $129.6 million securitization backed by notes receivable from vacation owners.
A San Diego citywide election related to a new Chargers stadium could occur this year, possibly by Dec. 15, city and county officials said in joint statement. The comments followed a second negotiating session involving government and team officials, with a third slated to take place within the next few days.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 8, 2015, and beyond.
TRAVEL: Millennials Draw Designer, High-Tech Properties
Downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter has long been a magnet for tourists and locals drawn to its lively bar and restaurant scene.
The East County community of Alpine has the region’s newest location of Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which recently opened at 2165 Arnold Way.
Attendance at SeaWorld San Diego dropped 12 percent last year, according to a report released Wednesday that found SeaWorld’s parks in San Diego and Orlando had the largest traffic declines of North America’s 20 largest theme parks.
San Diego city and county government leaders have begun negotiations with San Diego Chargers officials related to building a new local stadium, but participants are so far not divulging details of talks.
Insurance company The Hartford said Tuesday it will sponsor the San Diego Padres, along with four other teams and Major League Baseball itself, in a multiyear deal, and will use former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman in some of its advertising.
$1 Billion Master Plan for Brown Field Seen as Catalyst for Border Region
A local development group plans to break ground this December on Metropolitan Airpark at Brown Field Municipal Airport in Otay Mesa, a long-discussed project expected to bring more than $1 billion in aviation and other commercial improvements to the border region over the next 20 years.
GAMING: Wine Cave And Concert Venue Are Part of $5M Project
Pala Casino Spa & Resort sees potential in what several rural California counties have long banked on: wine.
Some of the business events planned for the week of June 1, 2015, and beyond.
Petco Park will host its first basketball game this winter, the San Diego Padres said Friday, with San Diego State University and University of San Diego teams facing off at an outdoor court built on the baseball stadium’s infield.