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TOURISM: 2 Proposals By JMI Include Chargers’ Stadium
The developer of Petco Park has joined the convention center fray with its own proposals for a downtown facility that could double as convention space and a new home for the San Diego Chargers, as city officials weigh their options to salvage the existing $520 million plan to expand the convention center.
Some of the business events scheduled for the week of Aug. 18, 2014 in the county.
Florida-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to nearly double the size of the killer whale enclosure at SeaWorld San Diego, part of a multimillion-dollar effort to address controversies and resulting business damage tied to concerns over its treatment of performing orcas.
Rita’s GP LLC, the San Diego-based area franchise developer for Rita’s Italian Ice, has reached an agreement with ballpark operators to begin selling the company’s ices and custards at Petco Park starting in late August.
Vista-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. and San Diego seafood restaurant Mariscos El Pulpo have joined the roster of commercial offerings at Mercado Del Barrio, a mixed-use development in Barrio Logan.
The parent company of SeaWorld San Diego plans to invest savings in new attractions.
Facility includes a 19,000-square-foot terminal.
Endurance events like San Diego’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Carlsbad’s 5000 meter race generate significant economic benefits to the county, according to a new report from the National University System Institute for Policy Research, a think tank based in Torrey Pines.
San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group has opened its newest venue in Ocean Beach, called OB Warehouse at 4839 Newport Ave.
Some of the business events scheduled for the county for the week of Aug. 11, 2014.
The San Diego Padres named A.J. Preller as the team’s new executive vice president and general manager, replacing Josh Byrnes, who was fired in June.
San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. reported net income of $24.7 million for its fiscal third quarter ended July 6, compared with a net loss of $5.6 million for the like quarter of 2013.
A state appeals court has ruled against the funding mechanism for a planned $520 million expansion of San Diego Convention Center, saying a proposed tax on hotel room bills is unconstitutional because it was not approved by voters.
San Diego Convention Center officials have hired Cleveland-based The Superlative Group to provide consulting work in relation to potential naming-rights and sponsorship programs at the center.
GAMING: Local Tribe Gets into Online Poker As Brick-and-Mortar Casino Operators Wait and See
Online poker is coming to California eventually; at least, that’s the opinion among many leaders at the area’s American Indian casinos. And for one San Diego County tribe, the future is coming fast.