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For the past few days sculptors have been packing sand along the San Diego Bay in preparation for the fourth annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge, which culminates Labor Day weekend.


San Marcos-based Welk Resort Group is projecting revenues of $190 million in 2015, compared with $147 million in 2014, and the numbers are only expected to get stronger next year.


Come spring of 2016, Santee’s Magnolia Avenue will have a new bloom: the Santee Station development.

A small, but fast-growing North County craft beer company is expanding operations and plans to open its fourth brewery.


Solana Beach-based Concordia Homes continues to process plans for Safari Highlands Ranch, a 550-home development on a 1,098-acre site north in Escondido of San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The restoration and expansive redevelopment of Horton Plaza won’t be completed in time for the 105th anniversary in October of both its iconic fountain’s unveiling and the grand opening of the historic U.S. Grant Hotel across the street ­-- as was planned just a few months ago -- but officials still hope to celebrate its public re-opening by sometime in December.

Despite some opposition from the community and a delayed start, Minneapolis, Minn.-based Target has set the opening of a TargetExpress in South Park for Oct. 7.

If you ever thought skydiving was too expensive or dangerous, then Airborne San Diego might have the solution for you.

With the transformation being dubbed a “retail resort,” Westfield UTC is in the midst of a $500 million revitalization.

San Diego's downtown skyline temporarily lost a landmark this summer as a construction crane removed the long-faded 2,000-pound neon sign for the Hotel Churchill, bringing it down from the seven-story perch where it had stood since the eve of World War II.

Anyone who's visited downtown San Diego recently can't help but notice the construction cranes that dot the skyline. A number of the cranes are at hotel construction sites; one of those hotels is scheduled to open this fall and two more will open next year.

The Jamul Indian Village and its partner, Penn National Gaming, are betting on San Diegans’ continued appetite for casino-style gaming. Soon to join the ranks of nearly a dozen such destinations in the county is the $360 million Hollywood Casino Jamul, for which a June or July 2016 grand opening is foreseen.

San Diego-based Sudberry Properties expects to break ground by the end of the year on the first phase of the 45,000-square-foot Breakwater Town Center, a showcase redevelopment project at the strategic juncture of Ninth Street and state Route 75 in Imperial Beach.

As El Cajon gets set for the historic groundbreaking of a four-star Courtyard by Marriott this fall, a proposal to bring another hotel of that caliber to the city recently received the initial backing of local officials.


Now that Washington state-based Haggen Inc. has announced it will close six grocery stores in San Diego County over the next 60 days, just how long the spaces will remain dark is an open question.

Put Coasterra on your must-visit list when planning the next happy hour or are hosting out-of-town guests. The newest restaurant from Cohn Restaurant Group, which spans 28,000 square feet on the water’s edge at Harbor Island, has one of the best views in the city.


The mid-year average price per hotel room increased by more than 43 percent year over year, according to an Atlas Hospitality Group report.

Supermarket owner Haggen announced Friday that it will be closing 27 stores including six in San Diego County within the next 60 days.


This weekend is packed with cultural and charity events.

A surge in the restaurant business is boosting the San Diego economy. Anyone who has gone out for dinner in the hot areas of Gaslamp, Little Italy and North Park can see the popularity of eating out — seven nights a week.

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