The original deadline to appoint the members was Jan. 8 but was moved as part of ongoing discussions with investors Jana Partners LLC to explore “strategic and financing alternatives to maximize shareholders value.”
Casey previously served as president and CEO of PepperJax Grill and as president of QDOBA Mexican Grill. Prior, he was vice president at Starbucks Coffee Company.
DINING: Intricacies Span From Managing to Menu
The sun is shining on Rise & Shine Restaurant Group … now. A decade after opening his first restaurant in Pacific Beach, founder and owner Johan Engman today owns over a dozen restaurants throughout Southern California.
2019 Look Ahead: Tourism & Hospitality
After winning a three-year bidding war that included a host of American cities as well as seven countries, San Diego will host the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games October 2019.
2019 Look Ahead: Tourism & Hospitality
A search on the San Diego Distillers Guild website indicates there are approximately 15 craft distilleries as members in the county. According to the American Craft Spirits Association 2018 annual report, California leads in the number of craft spirits distilleries in the country with 156, up from 148 the year prior.
Following a close call with eviction, San Diego’s Benchmark Brewing Co. will remain open, for now.
Just seven months after opening its second location — a tasting room in Santee — Council Brewing Co., founded in 2014 and headquartered in Kearny Mesa, has officially — and sadly — closed.
Greupner, who joined the club in December 2010 as Vice President, General Counsel, had served as Chief Operating Officer for the Padres since November 2016.
A couple of years ago, Jay Ruskey, a seasoned California farmer, tapped San Diego to grow high-end coffee that he and his team believe will sell for around $15 a cup.
According to a press release, impacted cities include Carlsbad, San Jose, Reno-Tahoe, Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa.
Gentry joined Kimpton Solamar Hotel as director of rooms in 2013.
Miller-Coleman is set to start in her new role starting January.
RETAIL: Carriers, Cases Both Protect and Stylishly Promote Products
It was the combination of a padded postal envelope and a pricey laptop that inspired Ethan Nyholm, founder and global CEO of STM Brands, to design his very first laptop bag back in 1998 while attending college for business marketing in Sydney, Australia.
Thanks to its attorneys, according to Benchmark co-founder, Rachael Akin, the brewery will be able to remain in its headquarters, hopefully at least until the contract runs out in seven years.
After attempting for a decade to get the privately held commercial service airline off the ground, Ted Vallas’ California Pacific Airlines finally launched with its inaugural flight Nov. 2 out of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport.
On Nov. 3, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse at the waterfront InterContinental San Diego hotel opened its doors. Despite joining the buzzing downtown area, which is saturated with nearly a dozen other steakhouses, business at the 16,650 square foot, $10 million, two-story restaurant is “as good as projected,” said a spokesperson.
The city of San Diego in 2018 finally addressed the issue of short-term rentals only to have that progress upended by opponents.
San Diego’s third quarter unemployment rate came in at 3.2 percent, down from 3.7 percent in the second quarter.
All Pacific Plastics employees, including all of its C-level executives, will remain post-acquisition.
Fun fact: Did you know that the Queen Bee Market, the bi-annual two-day shopping event that features handmade items from more than 100 local and national artisans and is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, is owned by two San Diego-based sisters?
Kisco Senior Living doesn’t want to be the traditional, medical-facility-like convalescent home.
The Board of Directors, management and legal team and financial advisers have yet to make an official decision as to which direction the company will go in or what timetable it is considering, but the company did say it has had discussions with potential buyers.
According to a press release, the closure will make way to a brand new employee parking lot as a result of the loss of the existing employee parking due to construction of a new stormwater infiltration system.
The acronym is K.I.S.S. Or, “keep it simple, stupid.” But, simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy. Just ask Burger Lounge’s President and CEO J. Dean Loring.
According to Ryan DiVita, the company’s director of sales and marketing, the airline will also add a spare aircraft, to be parked at Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport, starting at the end of the year as a precaution for the future.
According to a WARN filing, the company will be permanently closing starting Jan. 26, leaving 211 without jobs.
According to the SEC filing by SeaWorld, the U.S. Justice Department notified the company that it has decided not to take actions against the company.
According to a press release, the San Diego Strike Force will play at the Pechanga Arena San Diego, formerly known as the Valley View Casino Center, beginning in late February, when the 2019 IFL season launches.
Last year after a holiday dinner, Marina Qutab’s father asked her what she hopes her legacy would be.
ECONOMY: Craft Beer, Tourism and Overall Picture Remains Bright
Although big beer has been lurking around the craft beer neighborhood lately, it seems the latter isn’t too worried about the presence of the former just yet.
SPORT: Golf Still Strong Suit, While on Acquisition Course
Callaway Golf Co. is taking a shot.
The city will receive approximately $40,000 per year from the Naming Rights Agreement, or approximately $63,000 if the term expires in 2020.
Although definitely not new to the neighborhood, some others around town are getting some pretty noteworthy facelifts.
The full-service business and litigation AmLaw 200 firm’s downtown San Diego and Del Mar Heights offices now have a combined 62,000 square feet of space that was either added or refurbished.
"Lick the Plate" will air Monday through Friday during the first commercial break from 7pm to 10pm.
Xema Jacobson, who was involved with the construction of the facility and its 2001 expansion, will serve as 2019 board chair.
Filed in Los Angeles, the breach of contract and implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing lawsuit alleges Jack in the Box failed to perform its contractual duties.
RETAIL: College Outlets Are Path to Growth in Crowded Marketplace
While some students his age might have been more inclined to explore the culture of alcohol consumption on campus, it was a whole other type of beverage that then 21-year-old Kevin Gelfand was craving.
His appointment comes after an extensive nationwide search was done, says the release.
The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.
The economic impact of the San Diego Convention Center is anything but small.
More and more, businesses are turning to immersive entertainment events — mostly through the holiday season — versus traditional billboards and radio ads to drive traffic to and grow revenue for their properties. For the last three years, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel has also jumped on that sleigh.
What started as a passion project in 2016 for corporate-executive-turned-designer Jillian Sassone is now a full-blown craftsman jewelry business. Today, Marrow Fine boasts clients like reality star and designer Lauren Conrad, Natalia Cordova Buckley from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coco, Karrueche Tran from TNT’s Claws and San Diego Business Journal’s very own life sciences and health care reporter, Jared Whitlock.
This follows Jack in the Box’s sale of Qdoba earlier this year to private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC for about $305 million cash.
Developed with San Diego-based J Street Hospitality and Azul Hospitality Group, Moxy San Diego is a nine-story, 126-room, millennial-minded boutique hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.
Millennials, roughly ranging in age from 21 to 34, may seem relatively young and inexperienced in comparison to baby boomers.
DINING: Food, Art and Welcoming Environment Make an Impression
When San Diego-bred brothers Alex and Eric Adler first had the idea of opening a Mexican-inspired restaurant almost a decade ago, their immediate inclination was to create an upgraded version of the traditional Southern California hole-in-the-wall taco shop.
Chris Hughes, who recently served as president and CEO, will assume the role of Executive Director.
Prior to joining the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Schanzenbach served as CEO of the Vista Chamber of Commerce since 2009.
FOOD: As Eateries Struggle To Make Profit With Tech, Ghost Restaurants Open
The boom in food delivery apps available in San Diego has mushroomed exponentially the last several years. And, data shows they aren’t going away anytime soon.