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Entertainment Center Planned at Former Boxing Club Site in East Village

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.

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San Diego International Passenger Traffic Rose 3.3 Percent in First Half

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.

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H20 Sushi Thinks Young With Design, Drinks and Dishes

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.

If Only Winning Was As Easy As Making Money

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.

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Local Players Choose Sides in Stadium Issue

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.

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SeaWorld Entertainment Sees First-half Declines in Revenue, Attendance

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.

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RAR Hospitality Announces Executive Promotions

San Diego-based hotel consulting and management firm RAR Hospitality recently named Marc Potash and Robert Moore to key executive leadership positions.

Business Calendar for Week of August 1, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of August 1, 2016, and beyond.

Chamber Supports Chargers’ Plan for Downtown Stadium

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.

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Construction Starting on $127.8 Million Airport Parking Plaza

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.

Business Calendar for Week of July 25, 2016

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 25, 2016, and beyond.

App-Enabled Jet Booking Service Expands to San Diego

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.

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Alaska Airlines Offering New Direct Local Flights to Newark

Alaska Airlines will offer new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey, beginning Nov. 21, the carrier and San Diego International Airport officials announced.

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The Future of Fitness - Lymber Lets People Exercise Options

TECH: App Opens Fitness Marketplace With Dynamic Pricing

San Diego tech company Lymber is dialing in on those noncommittal gym-goers by making an app that gets users active without tying them to monthly memberships.

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Despite Frothy Competition, Brewer Stays Its Course

HOSPITALITY: Karl Strauss To Open Brew Pubs in OC, LA

“Karlifornia” has lately been appearing with increasing frequency on the caps, T-shirts and other paraphernalia sold at the craft beer brewery restaurants operated by San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Co.