AGRICULTURE: With a Growing $8.1B Market, Farmers Create New Markets, Methods
According to a report released in May, the hydroponics market is estimated at $8.1 billion in 2019 and projected to reach $16 billion by 2025.
DINING: Food Hall’s Variety May Be Big Draw In Sorrento Valley
Whisknladle Hospitality is a San Diego-based restaurant group behind La Jolla’s Whisknladle comfort food eatery.
According to a press release, Robert Cinelli will hold the general manager post at the Sycuan Casino Resort starting Jan. 1, 2020.
The "2019 Economic Impact of San Diego County Wines” report states there was a 9/7% increase in San Diego County wine industry jobs in 2018.
RETAIL: Portability Sells; Revenue Expected To Be $10 Million in 2019
According to Global Market Insights Inc., the worldwide bone broth market will be worth more than $2.8 billion by 2024.
DINING: Asian Restaurants Start With Advantage of Already Using Vegetables
While vegetables have traditionally been a predominant staple of Asian cuisine, along with rice and meat, it is only as of recent that they have become the chief ingredient.
CARB Goal Is to Have ZEB Fleets Replace Polluting Vehicles By 2040
On Oct. 19, 2017, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors unanimously approved an 18-month Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) pilot program.
According to WARN filing made with the Employment Development Department, the 174-room Karlan Hotel will be permanently closing on Dec. 31.
TOURISM: $400 Million Being Spent on Iconic Hotel
In late October, Hotel del Coronado, a Curio Collection by Hilton, and a historic beachfront hotel located in the city of Coronado, filed a WARN notice with the Employment Development Department.
RETAIL: Store is 85th In Mexico; Goal Is for 90 Locations in 2019
On Nov. 1, Petco Animal Supplies Inc., the San Diego-based pet specialty retailer, and Petco Mexico, opened the first Petco store in Tijuana.
Oceanside Site Sells for $2.5M
The building formerly known as Red & White Market has officially been sold.
Prior to becoming CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment, Sergio Rivera served as president and CEO of ILG Inc’s Vacation Ownership Segment.
Pluck Takes Humane Approach To Raising Chickens
From free-range to cage-free to the latest term pasture-raised, there are plenty of poultry production practices a chef and/or restaurant owner can choose from.
After closing its doors to the public late September, the building that housed Red & White Market on South Oceanside was sold by Red & White Properties for nearly $2.5 million early November.
According to a spokesperson, MTS deployed six battery-electric buses and is currently testing on routes 1, 2, 4, 10, 13, 815, 905 and 936, with the goal is for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.
RETAIL: Sunglasses Maker to Use Resources of New Owner
In mid-September, Bollé Brands, an eyewear company based out of France, acquired Carlsbad-headquartered SPY, makers of sunglasses, prescription eyewear, snow and MX goggles.
TOURISM: Improvements Are Planned for Both In And Outside the Facility
Cross Border Xpress, the 390-foot, one-of-a-kind pedestrian bridge that connects the United States to Mexico’s Tijuana International Airport from a terminal in San Diego.
ReVessel’s Containers Take on Many Tasks From Cooking to Storage
ReVessel is a company that makes sustainable, travel-friendly food storage containers.
Petco Tijuana is the 85th Petco store in Mexico, states the press release, with the goal of expanding to 90 locations by the end of 2019.
According to a press release, Burn Institute, Mama’s Kitchen and Wounded Warriors Homes will all benefit from Lyft rides grant program to further their causes.
Company Plans on Releasing a Cold Brew and Opening Second Location
Chocoana, made of housemade banana milk and cold brew concentrate; this is just one of Mostra Coffee Inc.’s best-sellers.
According to a press release, the list was based 37 different cost and convenience metrics, not scenic beauty, although weather forecasts, safety and variety of activities were also considered.
RETAIL: Founders Find a $35M Market In Everyday Efficiencies
From collapsible crates and totes, coolers and laundry caddies to inflatable outdoor chairs and its recently introduced Parcel LockBox (more on that later), CleverMade carries over 30 innovative products.
TOURISM: Sesame Place Bets on Big Bird Making Big Splash in Chula Vista
SeaWorld San Diego will soon have one up on SeaWorld Orlando with the addition of the second-ever Sesame Place theme park.
NBA Player Supporting Golf Team For Howard University
Golf equipment manufacturer, Callaway Golf Co., and three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry, have partnered to bring the game of golf to underrepresented youth.
One-Way Tickets to L.A. Are $36 for Coach and $55 for Business Class
LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, which oversees the San Diego Surfliner service operation since 2015, is adding additional trips to and from the Southern California cities.
According to the Trip Advisor website, The Taco Stand prides itself in making handmade corn tortillas and guacamole and salsas made from scratch daily.
According to a press release, in order to better accommodate the growing number of travelers crossing the bridge every day, CBX has plans to expand “key areas” within terminals.
RETAIL: Co. Has Licensing Deals, Expects 10% Growth in 2019
Before Mike Barland launched MGP Caliper Covers a little over a decade ago, there were two common practices for beautifying a car’s calipers.
The Hoot Rides Shuttle Service can be hailed through the Hoot app and will take riders along the beach, pier and Harbor.
BEVERAGE: Drink Fits in With Craft Culture, Return to Nature
For a few decades now, San Diego has been distinctively known as the craft beer capital of America.
According to a press release, and as part of the initiative, Stephen Curry helped Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C., launch its first-ever Division 1 Golf Program last month, set to debut in 2020.
The Sesame Place theme park will mark the second location in the United States and the first on the west coast.
Extensive Market Research Backs Co.’s Products; Plan Is to Scale Slowly
When Rachel Eva and her husband and business partner Shawn Michael noticed the rise in the craft cocktail scene a few years back.
Company Has Leaders In Place to Handle Accelerated Growth
San Diego-based Luna Grill Restaurants LLC, continues on a path of growth.
According to a press release, Uber's Bike Lane Alerts feature aims to “increase the awareness of people on bikes and scooters via the Uber app by sending notifications to riders when their drop off is on or near a bike lane,."
Markstein Beverage Co.'s closure follows the acquisition of "key Markstein assets" in September by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The terms of that deal were undisclosed.
BEVERAGE: Ten Years In the Making, Co. Tapped Traditional Methods, Experts
San Diego-based Cutwater Spirits has revealed its latest creation: the brand’s first tequila offering.
Local Production Seen As Start of Sea Change For Organic Coffee Scene
San Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters signed a deal with Oceanside’s Mraz Family Farms to sell the first San Diego-grown coffee and sold out in just four days.
RETAIL: Pricing, Action Sports Connection Help Drive Sales
In its first year in business, Blenders Eyewear, founded in 2013, sold about one thousand pairs of sunglasses.
Andrew Vassiliadis To Lead Club With Warren Smith
In mid-June, Sports Illustrated reported that retired professional soccer player Landon Donovan and his business partner, Warren Smith, were looking for local investment.
According to a press release, Rich Pinnella is Luna Grill's first ever chief brand officer and Bob Bartlett its chief financial officer.
STARTUP: Company Went Through EvoNexus And Y Combinator
In 2010, when 25-year-old Nathan Resnick lived in China as part of a high school foreign exchange program and after starting his own fashion e-commerce business.
619 Spirits, with a 4,200 square foot distillery and tasting room located in North Park, was founded by San Diego local Nick Apostolopoulos in 2012.
According to a press release, this marked the first time a Geisha coffee varietal “has been grown and harvested on San Diego soil and made available online and to local consumers.”
According to a press release, Union Kitchen & Tap, with locations in Encinitas and Gaslamp, recently hit the streets of San Diego with its Union Kitchen & Catering Food Truck.
FOOD: Nonprofit Trains Workers While Feeding Those in Need
Since its founding in 2014, Kitchens for Good, a nonprofit that tackles issues of food waste, poverty and hunger, has helped more than 300 individuals.
According to a press release, Cutwater Spirits’ master distiller, Yuseff Cherney, has been working on the tequila, called Rayador Tequila Blanco and made of 100% blue Mexican agave, for the last decade.
From Marketing To Manufacturing, Startups Need Plan
According to a report released in July by Business Insider, San Diego — specifically the Carlsbad area — is the 11th top city in the nation for startups.
SERVICE: Company Sees $100 Million Revenue; Spaces Leased Month to Month
Phenix Inc., also known as Phenix Salon Suites, has 11 locations in San Diego, 69 throughout the state of California and more than 250 nationwide.