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Border Terminal Has a Good Problem: Crowds

Operators say demand is running well ahead of expectations for the $120 million, privately funded Cross Border Xpress, which opened in December 2015 in Otay Mesa.

By Lou Hirsh February 2, 2017 2:27 p.m. share »

Chargers Pay City $12.5M to Officially Terminate Stadium Lease

The former San Diego Chargers have wired the city more than $12.5 million, to satisfy the early-termination clause of the team’s contract to use the city-owned Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.

By Lou Hirsh February 2, 2017 12:29 p.m. share »
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Work Starts on $11M Restoration of Belmont Park’s Plunge Pool Facility

San Diego-based Pacifica Enterprises has broken ground on a long-anticipated, $11 million renovation and restoration of the historic Plunge swimming pool at Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

By Lou Hirsh February 1, 2017 3:20 p.m. share »
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Five Local Properties Make 2017 AAA Five Diamond List

Four San Diego County hotels are included in the annual AAA listing of the nation’s Five Diamond hospitality properties. The list also includes one local hotel restaurant.

By Lou Hirsh February 1, 2017 12:23 p.m. share »

Frontier Airlines Adding New Direct Flights from San Diego

Frontier Airlines is adding 10 new direct routes in 10 U.S. cities, including new nonstop flights that will connect San Diego with Austin, Cincinnati and Cleveland later this year.

By Lou Hirsh January 31, 2017 11:34 a.m. share »
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Univision Exec Joins Group Aiming to Bring MLS to San Diego

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of the Spanish-language Univision Deportes, has joined the investment group looking to bring a new Major League Soccer team to San Diego. The announcement was made Jan. 30 as the investors formally submitted their application to MLS Commissioner Don Garber, during a rally aboard the USS Midway Museum.

By Lou Hirsh January 30, 2017 4:03 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of January 30, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 30, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek January 27, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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San Diego International Airport Traffic Rose 3.2 Percent in 2016

More than 20.7 million passengers flew into and out of San Diego International Airport during 2016, as traffic increased 3.2 percent over the prior year.

By Lou Hirsh January 27, 2017 10:50 a.m. share »
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UTC Realizing the Vision of Live-Work-Play

ou’ve seen the cranes. You’ve heard about the plans. You know all about the more than $1 billion in investment activity currently underway in University Towne Centre. (See map of projects on pages 14-15.)

By Doug Holte January 26, 2017 3:54 p.m. share »
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Stakeholders Seek Details of Mission Valley Stadium Plan

With the former San Diego Chargers now officially out of the picture, city and business leaders have yet another potential vision to ponder for the Mission Valley site of the aging Qualcomm Stadium.

By Lou Hirsh January 26, 2017 3:20 p.m. share »

Court Rules Convention Center Project Was Properly Reviewed

Government leaders have prevailed in a lawsuit that claimed officials approved an expansion of San Diego Convention Center without fully complying with California environmental review laws. However, officials have not yet devised a project funding mechanism to replace plans that were struck down by the courts in an earlier lawsuit.

By Lou Hirsh January 26, 2017 12:16 p.m. share »
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Report: County Saw 43 Percent Boost in New Hotel Room Development in 2016

San Diego County added more than 1,000 new hotel rooms to its inventory during 2016, an increase of 43 percent from the number added in 2015, according to the latest year-end California hotel development survey from brokerage and research firm Atlas Hospitality Group.

By Lou Hirsh January 25, 2017 2:24 p.m. share »

S.D. Bowl Game Association Ends Poinsettia Bowl

San Diego will host one, not two, bowl games in 2017, the San Diego Bowl Game Association board of directors announced Wednesday on its website.

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 25, 2017 2:05 p.m. share »
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Two Local Golf Cos. Land Big-Name Endorsement Deals

Two of the golf industry's major manufacturers, both based in Carlsbad, have signed two of the sport's biggest stars.

By Brad Graves January 25, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

Several New Dining Venues Coming to Westfield UTC

Mall owner Westfield Corp. has signed leases with at least nine new dining-oriented tenants, slated to open in the company’s Westfield UTC in October 2017.

By Lou Hirsh January 24, 2017 3:15 p.m. share »