Founded in 1912, the 1,463-seat, six-story Spreckels Theatre was the brainchild of philanthropist John D. Spreckels.
With this move, Sidoriak will help elevate Carlsbad as a premier tourism destination in Southern California.
The $70M Co. Moves to Wells Fargo Plaza Downtown
Tipsy Elves Clothing, the $125 million company that designs creative and memorable apparel, has found a new home.
RETAIL: Stores in Long Beach, Oceanside, Inland Empire and Japan Opening This Year
Brixton Inc. is expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint. Headquartered in Oceanside, the privately owned premium apparel and accessories brand recently opened a 1,600 square foot store in Long Beach.
FITNESS: $74M Co. to Offer Bundled Membership Plans in Early 2022
Jazzercise Inc., the Carlsbad-based aerobics and dance fitness brand, continues to strategize to increase market share.
Partnership Will Help Fund Global Expansion
Chosen Foods, the Downtown-based avocado-centric brand, has received a notable investment from Butterfly.
TOURISM: Emperor Scheduled to Open March 2022
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. will soon set a new record. The Orlando, Fla.-based theme park, accredited zoo and aquarium is scheduled to open the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California in March 2022.
Front Porch and Lobby Get Restored, Main Entrance Redesigned
The Hotel del Coronado, the historic hotel founded in 1888 and the second oldest business in San Diego County, has wrapped up the third phase of its $400 million Master Plan reimagination.
DINING: Part of Effort to Expand Urban Kitchen Group's Market Reach
San Diego-based Urban Kitchen Group, which consists of five Southern California Italian eateries, has launched a new division that will expand its market reach.
Barrio Logan Chicken and Waffles Restaurant to Open Early 2022
Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles, the Los Angeles-based soul food restaurant chain with a reported revenue of $37 million annually, is bringing its culinary prowess to San Diego County.
NONPROFIT: New Chapter Offers Services for Veterans, First Responders
The Gary Sinise Foundation, headquartered in Los Angeles and with a focus on providing support for veterans and first responders, has opened its first West Coast chapter.
SDBJ's Best Places to Work 2021 Small Business Winners
Cultura, the San Diego-based company that designs, furnishes and creates work spaces, practices what it preaches.
Schieferdecker currently serves as senior vice president of convention sales at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Shows are Friday and Saturday Nights to Start
The National Comedy Theatre, located on San Diego’s India Street, is marking its return.
Wolfie’s Carousel Bar Makes a Full Rotation in 14.5 Minutes
LIttle Italy is now home to San Diego’s first and only rotating beverage bar.
SDCLA’s board of directors voted to approve the CHLA management agreement earlier this summer.
DINING: Market on 8th Scheduled to Open in September
San Diego’s South Bay will soon get its first food hall. Pacific Point Properties, an Imperial Beach located real estate company, is scheduled to open Market on 8th in September.
Combined, they total more than $673,000 for fire fuel reduction activities in Chula Vista and seven San Diego County preserves.
The Timken is one of 102 organizations, including 24 visual and performing arts grantees, that received funding from The Conrad Prebys Foundation as part of its summer 2021 grant cycle.
Tri-City Medical Center is home to acclaimed emergency room-based programs in heart attack and stroke care.
Three-Year, $55M Renovation Completed
After a three-year, $55 million renovation, Mingei International Inc. is readying to reopen its doors.
‘The Shell Provisions’ Created By Frank O'Dea Hospitality
The San Diego Symphony recently revealed details of the new culinary program at its new permanent waterfront venue, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.
DINING: Takes Over Former 4,000 Square Foot Denny’s Location
Scott Slater, better known as the founder of burger chain Slater’s 50/50, has a new culinary venture in the works.
Porteous previously served as vice president and chief administrative officer.
TOURISM: 120,000 Attendees Expected at Farmers Insurance Open
The Century Club of San Diego is welcoming back fans to the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, the annual professional golf tournament held at Torrey Pines Golf Course each January.
TOURISM: Vacasa Acquires La Jolla’s Seabreeze Vacation Rentals
Vacasa, a vacation rental management platform, wants a bigger piece of the Southern California sunshine.
Gopuff Now Available Across the County
Gopuff, the Pennsylvania-headquartered instant delivery service, has expanded operations to San Diego County.
The new post is at the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood development and marks the ninth restaurant currently open for the company.
MANUFACTURING: Coola One of Only Three Brands to Show YOY Growth
In 2020, the overall sunscreen category was down approximately 30%. But Carlsbad-based Coola LLC and sister company Bare Republic were two of only three brands to show year-over-year growth.
Shepherd will oversee the company in its efforts to drive new revenue streams, sales, marketing and organizational strategy and product innovation.
Total Dollar Volume $621M for First Half of 2021
San Diego County has set a new record high for both the number of individual hotel sales as well as total dollar volume sales, according to Atlas Hospitality Group. The data was released earlier this month as part of the company’s California Hotel Sales 2021 Mid-Year Survey.
TOURISM: $28M in Grants for Tourism Marketing Planned for FY2022
The San Diego Tourism Marketing District (SDTMD), a tourism improvement district serving all areas within the City of San Diego, continues to boost tourism recovery in San Diego.
RETAIL: La Jolla Co. Makes Westfield UTC Physical Home
Pura Vida Bracelets, the La Jolla-based company that sells hand-crafted jewelry, is making a permanent, physical home at Westfield UTC.
This is the second year in a row that America’s Finest City Takes the top spot.
California Bib Gourmands and Stars to Be Revealed Sept. 15
For the first time, Michelin, the internationally-recognized culinary rating system, will reveal new additions prior to the release of the 2021 Michelin Guide California Bib Gourmands and Stars in late September.
Chefs Life Custom Blended by Founder/Restaurateur Brian Malarkey
Chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey has launched his own line of cooking oils.
RESTAURANTS: High Bluff Capital Partners Now Owns Over a Billion Dollars in Acquisitions
High Bluff Capital Partners LLC, a Del Mar-based private investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Church’s Chicken, the Atlanta, Georgia, headquartered fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken.
BEVERAGES: Boochcraft Now Available in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine
Boochcraft, a local hard kombucha company with a reported revenue of over $10 million annually, is now available in the East Coast.
TOURISM: 70 More Events on Calendar as Facility Opens Up After COVID-19
The San Diego Convention Center hosted its first event post-COVID-19 last week and the turn-out was promising.
Seneca Restaurant Sits Atop InterContinental Hotel
Consortium Holdings, better known as the restaurant and bar group CH Projects, has opened its latest and 16th project: Seneca restaurant.
DINING: Turns Former Buffet Area to Hell’s Kitchen Food Place
As of 2021, Gordon Ramsay’s net worth is $220 million. Now, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur and TV personality is bringing his culinary prowess to San Diego.
Speakeasy Co. Now Working With 250 Brands
Speakeasy Co., the Little Italy-based, direct-to-consumer beverage alcohol platform, continues to expand its reach.
RETAIL: Sweetgreen, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to Open in Carlsbad Shopping Center
The Beacon La Costa, formerly La Costa Towne Center located in Carlsbad, is quickly becoming a hotspot for booming food and beverage brands.
ENTERTAINMENT: Economic Impact Roughly $35 Million Annually
KAABOO San Diego, formerly KAABOO Del Mar, is making a return to San Diego.
Air Canada suspended service in March 2020 due to COVID-19.
Innovative Product Releases to Help Increase Annual Sales
Sony Electronics Inc., the San Diego-based audio/video electronics and information technology products manufacturer, continues to increase its product line.
The Coromega Company Drops Pup Packets
The Coromega Company, Inc., the Vista-based maker of nutritional supplements, wants furry friends to get their nutriments, too.
RETAIL: Both Expect Annual Revenues to Drastically Increase
Two San Diego companies have made it through Walmart’s Open Call.
First In-Person Event Hosted at Sotheby’s
Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) is taking New York. The organization is marking its return to in-person events with “The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion,” to be hosted in New York City on July 24.