SD TRAVEL LEISURE

New Eatery Isn’t Just in Encinitas, It Is Part of Encinitas

DINING: Local Flavors, Local Art and the Locals Are All Part of Biz Plan

Founder and CEO of the real estate, hospitality and lifestyle company, American National Investments (ANI), Gina Champion-Cain, continues to invigorate the food and beverage landscape of San Diego, this time opening a new restaurant in Encinitas as part of ANI’s The Patio Group division.

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Green Flash Brewing Co. Opens New Location in Nebraska

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. has opened its first full-scale restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska, next to the University of Nebraska campus.

S.D. Airport to Open New International Facility

Paid for by the San Diego County Airport Authority, the estimated total cost of the project is $229.4 million and it was a joint venture by contractors Turner Construction Company and PCL Construction Services, Inc.

Convention Center Is Ready If It Gets Go From Voters

PROPERTY: Rare Coalition Plots Steps for Expansion

Preliminary construction on a $685 million project to expand the San Diego Convention Center could start as soon as next summer — pending voter approval of a November ballot measure to pay for it.

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New Restaurant Has The Right Hooks

DINING: Gritty Past, Fun, Social Atmosphere Should Fit in East Village

Archie Moore, Ken Norton and “Cinderella Man” Jimmy Braddock fought there.

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Alaska Airlines Announces Nonstop Service Between S.D. and Spokane

Embraer 175 jets will fly the route.

Business Calendar for Week of June 18, 2018

Business events planned in the county for the week of June 18, 2018, and beyond.

Airline Eyes Fall Start, Pending Environmental Approval

San Diego County officials are now evaluating an application from Carlsbad’s California Pacific Airlines to operate commercial service out of McClellan-Palomar Airport.

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More Victories Needed to Establish San Diego’s Sports Cred

TOURISM: Beach Games Give Something to Build On

Earlier this year, the Associated Press crowned San Diego the worst sports city in the country. But local groups like the San Diego Tourism Authority and the San Diego Sports Commission say the city shouldn’t be counted out just yet.

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Luna Fine Tunes Food, Décor as It Expands

DINING: Eatery Plans to Add 10 to 15 Locations in a Year

For Maria Pourteymour, co-founder and chief cuisine officer of San Diego-based Luna Grill Restaurants LLC, the love for good, simple yet high-quality food has been a tradition passed down through her family, from generation to generation.

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Gearbox Hits Right Composite Formulas

RETAIL: Sports Co. Cultivates Next Generation Of Players and Paddles

It was during his five-year stint in the United States military that Rafael Filippini, founder and president of Gearbox Sports, discovered the game — and the business — of racquetball.

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Frontier Announces New Flights from S.D. to Midwest and East Coast

The new destinations include Cleveland, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Raleigh/Durham.

HMG Hospitality Names VP of Development

San Diego-based HMG Hospitality manages brands such as JW Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Radisson Hotels.

Historic Streetcar Restaurant Re-Opens in Barrio Logan

El Carrito has an upgraded look and an updated menu.

Hollywood Casino Renamed Jamul Casino

San Diego Gaming Ventures LLC had managed and operated Hollywood Casino since its 2016 opening.