Stories for October 2020

Thursday, October 29

Rapper Launches Ghost Restaurant

San Diego One of Eight Markets To Feature HotBox by Wiz

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40 Next Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalists Announced

San Diego Business Journal Honors 40 Leaders

San Diego Business Journal Honors 40 Leaders

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Mitchell Brings ‘XR’ Tech to Auto Repair

‘Extended Reality’ Headset Helps Technician in the Field

Organizations Step Up Fundraising to Counter COVID-19

GIVING: Need is Great in 2020 as They Wrestle With Pandemic

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Big Gains Seen in Hot Industrial Market

Otay Mesa Building Sells for $2M More than it Sold for a Year Ago

Apartment Complex Sold For $6.5M

Complex has 27 apartments

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Oceanside Office Building Sold

Building is 14,940 square feet

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ChromaCode Surpasses 1 Million COVID-19 Test Milestone

ChromaCode, a Carlsbad-based molecular diagnostics company, announced it has shipped over 1 million COVID-19 tests.

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El Cajon Industrial Building Leased

Lease is for 10 years

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Wednesday, October 28

Two Roots Brewing Co. Products to be Sold at Walmart Stores

BEVERAGES: Non-Alcoholic Beer Manufacturer Gets a ‘Yes’ at Open-Call Event

Two Roots Brewing Co., the Sorrento Valley based non-alcoholic beer company, is expanding.

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Truepic Collaborates With Qualcomm

Phones with Co.’s Tech Will Be Available in 2021

In 2019, Truepic, a San Diego startup joined forces with local tech giant Qualcomm, through a strategic partnership which aimed to leverage its image-verification technology to be fully integrated into mobile chipset devices.

TradeSun's Cloud-Based Platform Expands into Africa

FINANCE: Tech Automates Compliance Checks for Banks

TradeSun, a cloud-based trade finance platform, has partnered with Stanbic Bank Kenya to implement artificial intelligence in documentary trade finance.

Viasat Gets Unmanned Aircraft Work

Carlsbad Firm Partners With AeroVironment on Army Network

Viasat Inc. and AeroVironment Inc. announced on Oct. 15 that they will collaborate on a contract awarded under a U.S. Army initiative called Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems.

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Kearny Mesa Industrial Building Sold

A Kearny Mesa industrial building has been sold for $4.3 million.

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Tuesday, October 27

Project Has Industrial Revolution as its Theme

ARCHITECTURE: East Village Building Uses Steel as Central Design Element

Steel is a big part of the work Paul Basile’s BASILE Studio did in its award-winning design for Broadstone Makers Quarter in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

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Gatsby Provides Brands with Social Analytics

TECH: Company Will Seek to Raise Series A in Early 2021

San Diego-based Gatsby, a business-to-business influencer marketing platform, has launched an automated suite of tools to provide analytics on micro-influencers.

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Ware Malcomb Designs Logistics Co. Offices

Carlsbad Space Gives Company Modern, Cleaner Look

Ware Malcomb has designed new office space for Airspace Technologies in a Carlsbad building that had previously been renovated under a design by Ware Malcomb that split a single structure into two separate buildings with a paseo in between.

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Founder Launches Scholarship Program

Laura Johnson Encouraging Female Distillers

Laura Johnson, co-founder and CEO of You & Yours Distilling Co. in East Village, wants to help other female distillers break into the industry.

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Balboa Art Conservation Center Names New Executive Director

Gomez Franco will replace Janet Ruggles, who retired at the end of 2019 after 37years with BACC. Gomez Franco will start in early December.

Historic Mission Hills Property Sold

A 108-year-old Mission Hills building that combines apartments and commercial space has been sold for $3.6 million.

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Monday, October 26

Cue Receives $481M Award

BIOTECH: Co. Plans to Produce More Virus Tests

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded San Diego-based Cue Health Inc. $481 million to expand the capacity of its San Diego manufacturing plant.

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Holographic Solutions

TECH: IKIN Creates New Way of Interacting

IKIN, a San Diego-based company founded in 2017, is currently in discussions with some of the largest companies in the world to provide holographic solutions for both businesses and consumer experience applications.

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Pandemic Boosts Desire for New Homes

HOUSING: Presidio Residential Capital Ramps Up Investments to Meet Growing Demand

A San Diego firm that finances new housing developments throughout the Western U.S. has dramatically ramped up its investments as a result of COVID-19.

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Veterans Create Portable Workout Machine

BodyFly Fitness' BodyFly Designed to Replace Bulky Equipment

BodyFly Fitness, a Mission Valley-based provider of at-home gym equipment, is empowering fitness professionals to make the most out of their workouts with its product called BodyFly.

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The James M. Cox Foundation Awards $250,000 for COVID-19 Response Efforts

The James M. Cox Foundation granted a total of $250,000 to two San Diego County nonprofits, the Monarch School and Family Health Centers of San Diego.

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Sunday, October 25

Two Adjacent Hotels to Open in Oceanside in 2021

HOSPITALITY: $180M Project Will Add 387 Rooms and 400 Jobs

The city of Oceanside is about to get a major hospitality upgrade. The Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort, two adjacent oceanfront properties, are scheduled to open spring 2021.

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Military’s Economic Impact Estimated at $52.4 Billion

DEFENSE: Report Quantifies Presence of Navy, Marines, Contractors

The U.S. military was responsible for some $33.6 billion in direct spending in San Diego during fiscal 2020.

Supply Chains

The University of San Diego’s Supply Chain Management Institute holds a Supply Chain Fall Forum each year that brings more than 200 attendees from more than 80 companies.

Building Transformed at Mesa College

EDUCATION: 1970s Vintage Structure Escapes the Wrecking Ball

Once destined for the wrecking ball, a Mesa College building of 1970s vintage that climbs up a Clairemont Mesa hillside has been transformed into a fine arts building.

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Knockaround Sees Growth Spike Since COVID-19

APPAREL: Sunglasses Co. Projected to Grow Revenue by 40%

Knockaround, LLC, a sunglasses company based in Old Town and with 30 employees, will reach a significant milestone this year – thanks to COVID-19.

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Genalyte Receives Emergency Approval for Antibody Test

BIOTECH: Co. Touts 20-minute Time Frame to Detect COVID-19 Virus

Healthcare analytics and diagnostics company, Genalyte Inc. received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its rapid COVID-19 antibody test, SARS-CoV-2 Multi-Antigen Serology Panel on Oct. 15.

Friday, October 23

Holiday Bowl Canceled for 2020

Over the last decade, the Holiday Bowl has averaged $31 million in economic impact and more than 28,000 hotel room nights annual for San Diego.

Thursday, October 22

Fast Growing Bhu Foods Releases New Products

FOOD: Co’s. Keto Bars to be Available in Walmart and Target Stores Nationwide

Bhu Foods, an Otay Mesa-based manufacturer of clean snacks, is flourishing. As of this month, Bhu Foods will be available in 490 Whole Foods, more than 1,500 Target locations and 900-plus Walmart stores nationwide.

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Co. Builds Platform and Marketplace for LGBTQ Community

Lips Seeks to Raise $350K Pre-Seed Round

Entrepreneur Annie Brown, has launched a social commerce startup designed for women and LGBTQ community and is raising a $350,000 pre-seed round from investors.

Student Housing a Resilient Investment

Local Investor Owns Projects at 24 Universities

Despite outbreaks of COVID-19 at some college campuses and a switch by some to online classes, student housing is proving to be one of the most resilient markets for commercial real estate, according to Frederick W. Pierce IV.

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FDA Approves Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its first COVID-19 treatment: Gilead Science Inc.’s antiviral drug remdesivir. The FDA and Foster City-based Gilead (Nasdaq: GILD) announced the news on Oct. 22.

Annual San Diego Beer Week Goes Online

Brewers Guild Plans Virtual Beer-and-Food Pairings, Live Stream Concert

COVID-19 isn’t stopping the San Diego Brewers Guild from bringing “hoppiness” to San Diegans.

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Westcore Buys Texas Industrial Parks

Westcore, a commercial real estate investment firm based in San Diego, has acquired a portfolio of 35 industrial buildings in three Texas cities for an undisclosed price.

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Spill the Beans Opens Second Location

Spill the Beans will offer counter service with a few tables for outdoor seating.

Wednesday, October 21

Kearny Mesa Townhome Apartment Complex Sold For $107M

A Kearny Mesa townhome apartment complex has been sold for $107 million. Prime Residential of San Francisco bought Agave Ridge apartments from Goldrich & Kest, a real estate investment and operating company based in Los Angeles.

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Port Finishes $24M Upgrade to 10th Avenue Marine Terminal

LOGISTICS: New Route Planned for Truck Traffic Related to Ocean Shipping

Clearing the way for a wider variety of bulk and oversize cargo, the Port of San Diego recently completed its $24 million modernization of its 10th Avenue Marine Terminal.

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Jet Training Takes Poway Co. to Idaho

PKL Services to Get Singapore Military Familiar With Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force awarded PKL Services Inc. of Poway a $13.8 million modification to a 2018 contract. Under the deal, PKL will continue to provide training on the maintenance and operations of F-15 SG jets to the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

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Carlsbad Building Sold for $2.7M

A Carlsbad industrial and research and development building has been sold for $2.7 million. SpeedHQ bought the 11,486 square-foot building at 2772 Loker Ave. from PWI Loker.

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Cedros Design District Building Sold

A Solana Beach mixed-use building that combines retail and office space has been sold for an undisclosed price. The buyer was a tenant.

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Airbnb generated nearly $700M for San Diego in 2019

The figures are based on internal Airbnb data and a 2020 survey of guests that booked a stay or activity in San Diego last year.

Tuesday, October 20

Dümmen Orange Relocates Mum Production

AGRICULTURE: Move to Encinitas Provides Ideal Coastal Conditions

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Sudberry Completes First of Two Buildings in Purl Complex

DEVELOPMENT: Apartments Part of Mission Valley’s Civita Project

Sudberry Properties has completed the first of two buildings that comprise its Purl apartment complex in the Civita development in Mission Valley.

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Before the Butcher Releases Affordable Plant-Based Meat Product

FOOD: ‘Mainstream’ to be Available in Stores by the End of the Year

Before the Butcher, a San Diego-based plant-based meat manufacturer, wants no American left out of the meat analogue trend.

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Creo Seeks to Commercialize

Co. Has Partnered with Genomatica, Raised $50M

San Diego-based startup Creo, an ingredient company that produces rare and novel cannabinoids, has officially launched after spending four years in research and development mode.

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Oceanside Stands Out as Suburb with Urban Feel

National Survey Ranks Cities Based on Amenities

Oceanside has been tagged by a recent national survey as the best little suburb with an urban feel in San Diego County.

TradeSun Expands Into Africa

TradeSun, a cloud-based trade finance platform, has partnered with Stanbic Bank Kenya.

Monday, October 19

Voxox Taps Seasoned CEO

TECH: Co. to Hire 50 Staffers in 2021

San Diego-­based Voxox, a leader in the cloud communication services industry, has appointed seasoned tech entrepreneur Cleve Adams as its new chief executive.

Grant Program Launches

INVESTMENT: $500K Available to Minority Cos.

San Diego-based investment firm, Founders First Capital Partners announced it has launched the San Diego Clydesdale Community Leaders Program with a $500,000 combined grant.

Shipware Reduces Shipping Costs

TECH: Fast Growing Co. Aims For $50M In Annual Revenue

Shipware, a company which specializes in shipping strategy and auditing, has weathered the coronavirus headwinds and anticipates steady growth over the next several years.

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GA-ASI Warbirds Gain New Capability

New System Lets Army Fly Aircraft Using a Laptop

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has developed a way for its U.S. Army customer to operate one of its 2 ton unmanned aircraft using a ruggedized laptop computer.

Biocom and centrexIT Partner to Launch IT Deal Desk

TECH: Connects Life Science Companies with Over 300 vetted IT Providers

Together, Biocom and centrexIT created IT Deal Desk, a digital platform that provides life science companies with cost-effective IT solutions.

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Convoy Pan Asian District in Line for Formal Recognition

The city of San Diego is poised to designate a dining and shopping destination in Kearny Mesa as the Convoy Pan Asian Business Innovation District.

Tri-City Medical Center Earns Eight Awards

HEALTHCARE: Achievements Honored by the American Heart and Stroke Association

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Sunday, October 18

BioLegend’s New $100M Campus Reflects Mission

ARCHITECTURE: Distinctive Design Makes Community Statement

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Convention Center Prepares for Hybrid Events

TOURISM: Majority of Clients Plan Such Meetings in 2021

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North Park Apartments Big on the Outdoors

ARCHITECTURE: New Complex Uses an ‘Inverse Design Strategy’

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Thursday, October 15

Triton Program Finds Successes, Faces Budget Headwinds

DEFENSE: U.S. Navy Calls the High-Altitude Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft 'Invaluable'

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) lifted the curtain on its high-altitude Triton unmanned aircraft program recently and offered a glimpse into several worlds.

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Private-Company CFO Considerations for SPACs

Custom Content

Custom Content: Special-purpose acquisition companies are booming. For some CFOs, these public entities created to identify and acquire businesses offer an attractive alternative to a traditional IPO.

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San Diego Business Journal Leaders in Law Awards 2020 - Nomination Deadline: October 21

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Custom Content: Executive Q&A with Ryan Peddycord, CEO of Tide Rock Holdings

Tide Rock Holdings was the Gold Sponsor for the San Diego Business Journal’s 12th annual event, and as Tide Rock’s CEO, Peddycord welcomed all to the ceremony.

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Opera, Symphony Partner For Drive-In Event

Expect between 500 and 800 Vehicles Per Night

The San Diego Opera, which produces three grand operas per year during normal times, hasn’t played a revenue-producing concert since mid-March. That is about to change.

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A Stinker and a Gem are Chosen

Annual Orchids & Onions Awards Given Out by Architectural Foundation

"Absolutely no redeeming value whatsoever.” So said 12 jurors in the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s annual Orchids & Onions 2020 presentations about a downtown apartment complex that received the Grand Onion as the stinker of the year for architectural projects.

Gaslamp Quarter Building Sold

An historic downtown San Diego commercial building has been sold with plans to renovate it in combination with an adjacent building to create an apartment and hotel project.

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Wednesday, October 14

Rightdevice Connects Patients to Quality Information

Co. Has More Than 30,000 Surgeons On Its Platform

San Diego-based Rightdevice, a company which claims to have created the first open-source platform for the medical device industry, is working to modernize the medical industry.

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Bulldogs and a Motorcycle

Unconventional Feel Starts Right Up Front in These Law Offices

Paul Batta wanted something unconventional when he and his partner, Dan Fulkerson, moved from downtown to new offices in Mission Hills.

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Airport Authority Hosts Virtual “Meet the Primes” Event

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will host its annual “Meet the Primes” event virtually this year.

Tuesday, October 13

Local Vitamin-Infused Coffee Co. Sees Growth During COVID-19

NUTRITION: $20M Company Projected to Reach $23M in Revenue in 2020

A local coffee company wants java drinkers to have their cake – or cup of joe – and eat it, too.

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Carruth Cellars to Open a Multi-Use Venue in Oceanside

MANUFACTURING: ‘The Hangar’ Will Be the Fourth Tasting Room for the Winery

Carruth Cellars, the largest urban winery in San Diego County with three locations, is expanding.

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GA-ASI Gets $131M Unmanned Aircraft Deal

Gray Eagle Is the U.S. Army’s Version of the Remotely Piloted Predator

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway a $131.6 million contract modification covering Gray Eagle aircraft.

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Longfellow Real Estate Partners Buys Office Campus

Longfellow Real Estate Partners continues to gobble up San Diego office space with the latest purchase of a two-building office campus in Sorrento Mesa.

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Stos Partners Sells Miramar Industrial Building

Stos Partners based in Encinitas has sold a Miramar industrial building for $7.5 million. The buyer of the 27,500 square-foot building at 8330 Arjons Drive was not disclosed.

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Monday, October 12

Escient Raises $77.5M Series B

BIOTECH: Co. Testing Its First Drug

San Diego-based biotech Escient Pharmaceuticals, has announced it has raised a $77.5 million Series B funding round and started their first clinical trial.

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Co. Keeps Teams Connected

TECH: Collaborates With Major Contractors

Inertia Systems, a startup that provides a location-driven construction management platform to facilitate communication between teams, is collaborating in some of the largest construction projects helping shape San Diego’s skyline.

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Startup San Diego Launches Incubator For Early-Stage Cos.

Program Will Conclude In Demo Day For Investors

Startup San Diego, a non-profit formed by a group of tech entrepreneurs, has spun off a month-long incubator program to run in conjunction with its 2020’s event “San Diego Startup Month.”

Biotech Raises Profile Among San Diego’s Public Companies

FINANCE: In Some Cases, Market Caps Almost Quadruple

Every year, the San Diego Business Journal compiles a list of public companies with headquarters in San Diego County. This year’s list seems to tell a story. Call it Rise of the Biotechs.

Business Leaders Recognized at Annual CEO Event

Local Executives Honored for Achievements in an Extraordinary Year

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Sunday, October 11

Fit Athletic Club Goes Virtual

Projects to Have 4,000 Users by 2021

Carruth Cellars to Open a Multi-Use Venue in Oceanside

MANUFACTURING: ‘The Hangar’ Will Be the Fourth Tasting Room for the Winery

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San Diego Startup Reduces Restaurant Check-Out Time

TECH: Co. Has Processed 1 Million Payments Through its Platform

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Grading to Begin on New Mira Mesa Community

DEVELOPMENT: 1,800-Home Project to Have Five Separate Neighborhoods

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Friday, October 9

Real Estate Veteran Forms New Firm

Pandemic Adds To Motivation

Dine Diego Initiative Encourages Locals to Eat Out

HOSPITALITY: Event Promoting Over 300 Restaurants Runs Through Oct. 15

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Burger Lounge Launches Plant-Based Test Kitchen

RESTAURANTS: Hillcrest Kitchen Will Be Followed by a Second in Del Mar

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UTC’s Costa Verde Center Converting to Mixed Use

REDEVELOPMENT: Genessee Avenue Project to Target Life Sciences

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Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $9M To Modify High-Flying Unmanned Aircraft

Building Deals Go to Burch, Heffler, I.E.-Pacific, Vander Werff

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Town and Country Debuts Renovation

Project Worth $90M; Half of Property Rezoned as Residential

South Park Infill Project Part of Changing Neighborhood

REAL ESTATE: 34 Unit Park Place Project Leads Trend

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Thursday, October 8

Apartment Complex Designed to Stand Out

Hillcrest’s Eitol Pushes People Out of Their Comfort Zones

Developers don’t typically design buildings to stand out so boldly that they demand attention and even offend a few people.

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Northrop Grumman Refines Plans for New Military Aircraft

DEFENSE: MQ-Next Program Also Attracts General Atomics Aeronautical

Northrop Grumman Corp., which runs its unmanned military aircraft programs in San Diego, has a new chance to be part of a significant U.S. Air Force program.

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Seismic Raises $92M Series F Round

Unicorn Tech Co. Now Valued at $1.6B

Seismic Software Inc., which designs software for sales professionals, has raised $92M in Series F funding.

Wednesday, October 7

Suburban Propane Takes 39% Stake in Oberon Fuels

ENERGY: San Diego Business Makes Alternative Fuel in Imperial Valley

Suburban Propane has taken a 39% stake in Oberon Fuels, a San Diego business that produces low carbon transportation fuel at a manufacturing plant in the Imperial Valley.

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Grain & Grit to Open Ghost Kitchen

Samwiches and Samburgers Will Be First Concepts at Seaport Village

Grain & Grit Collective, the Little Italy-based hospitality group, continues to break barriers in the local culinary world.

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Micronoma Appoints Magda Marquet to Chairman of the Board

Micronoma has appointed Magda Marquet as chairman of the firm's board.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar Names New General Manager

In his new post, Michael O'Donohue will be responsible for managing the overall team and operations, performance and strategic direction.

Imperial Beach Apartments Sold

An Imperial Beach apartment complex has been sold for $2.6 million. The complex at 1193 Florence St. has 12 apartments.

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Tuesday, October 6

Del Mar Fairgrounds Launches Drive-in Concert Series

ENTERTAINMENT: Teams With Production Co. to Host Events Through January

After postponing the 2020 San Diego County Fair in April and cancelling most of its 300-plus planned events for the year, the Del Mar Fairgrounds has pivoted to innovative ventures in order to generate revenue.

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Congratulations San Diego Business Journal's 2020 CEO of the Year Awards Winners

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Hard Kombucha Sees Spike in Sales During COVID

BEVERAGE: San Diego-based Boochcraft, JuneShine and Local Roots See Growth

COVID-19 has changed consumers’ food and beverage purchasing and consumption habits, leading them to make healthier choices. Alcohol is no exception.

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Incubator Coaches Early-Stage Startups

Program Has Helped Over 27 Companies in First Year

In March, San Diego Miramar College launched the REC Innovation Lab to bring an entrepreneurship curriculum to first-time entrepreneurs in the region.

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San Diego Named No. 7 Best Large City in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler

San Diego has been named the 7th best large city in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler.

Monday, October 5

Illumina Acquires Grail

$8 Billion Deal to Close in 2021

Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN), a leading maker of the machines that sequence genes, will pay $8 billion in cash and stock for San Francisco-based Grail, a developer of a blood test that promises to detect cancer early.

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Elliott Eyes Cubic Corp.

TECH: Buys 15% Stake in Co.

Cubic Corp. has a newfound suitor, but the $1.5 billion corporation — based in Kearny Mesa — doesn’t seem to be rushing into any sort of marriage.

Meallogix Raises $1.25M For Meal Prep Software

STARTUP: Co. Helps Small Businesses Streamline Operations

San Diego-based Meallogix, an enterprise resource planning software company focused on the meal prep market, has closed $1.25 million for its oversubscribed seed round.

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Debut Bio Receives $1M Air Force Award

‘Grand Challenge’ Centered On Manufacturing Process

As he was building his biotechnology company, Debut Biotechnology CEO Joshua Britton drove for Uber to get money for legal fees and chemistry supplies. The gig had an advantage in that he could pitch the people riding in the passenger seat for funding.

Episcopal Community Services' CEO Announces Retirement

Lesslie Keller, CEO at Episcopal Community Services, is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2020.

KPBS' Tom Karlo to Retire After Nearly 50 Years in Public Media

Karlo will retire after 47 years of working at KPBS, where he began as a student while attending SDSU in 1973.

San Diego Firm Acquires Visalia Property

December construction planned

Sunday, October 4

$1.5 Billion Life Science Campus Planned

DEVELOPMENT: Manchester Pacific Gateway Property to Become Research District

A more than eight-acre chunk of the downtown San Diego waterfront property that had been part of the Manchester Pacific Gateway project will instead become a life science campus with an estimated price tag of about $1.5 billion.

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Accel Robotics to Be Player in Cashless Retail

TECH: Startup Raised $30M in Venture Capital Last Year

In San Diego, a local startup called Accel Robotics is one of a growing number of AI startups that is setting out to enable automated cashier-less stores around the globe.

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Providing Guidance

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego School of Business recently announced the appointment of Douglas Wilson, chairman and CEO of Douglas Wilson Companies as the newest member of its policy advisory board.

FTC Challenges Qualcomm Antitrust Win

TECH: Historically, Rehearing Requests Rarely Granted

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission urged a U.S. appeals court to reconsider an Aug. 11 ruling that threw out antitrust claims against San Diego chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.

Tourism Authority Rolls Out ‘Yay WeekYays’ Campaign

LODGING: Program Encourages Hotel Stays During Weeknights

With conventions and group meetings at a standstill due to COVID-19, the San Diego Tourism Authority is aiming to encourage vacationers to stay in San Diego hotels during the middle of the week.

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Feeding San Diego Receives $50,000 Grant

Distribution of shelf stable products will continue to take place at regularly scheduled distribution centers through the fall and winter months.

Thursday, October 1

Restaurant Week Pivots to ‘Dine Diego’ Initiative

HOSPITALITY: Month-long Event Encourages Locals to Eat Out

Running Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Dine Diego will take the place of San Diego Restaurant Week. Its goal is to encourage San Diegans to eat out and support participating restaurants in droves, and subsequently create work for servers, cooks, farmers, suppliers and other affected groups.

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Workiz Provides Digital ToolBox

Co. Has More Than 50,000 Using Its Platform

Workiz, a field management startup which helps field service professionals manage their work more efficiently, is seeking to build its empire in San Diego.

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Crack Shack Signs Expansion Deal

Fried Chicken Chain Plans To Open 3 More Stores in Next 12 Months

An investment firm plans to commit the necessary capital for Crack Shack to open three more units in the next 12 months, preferably outside of California.

Hillcrest Building Sold For $2M

A Hillcrest mixed-use building with a restaurant on the ground floor has been sold for $2 million.

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National City Industrial Building Sold

A 79,000-square-foot National City industrial building has been sold for $13.5 million.

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