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It’s well known that opening a restaurant is a risky endeavor. Staying in business for a few years is an achievement. Twenty-five years is remarkable, an eon in an industry that is fiercely competitive.


Renovations on five floors at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar San Diego have begun, creating a new 50-room collection of skyline guestrooms, suites and penthouses.


The Maritime Museum of San Diego announced that Jeffrey Levenson has joined the firm as director of development.


From new retail to industrial parks to more than 2,500 planned housing units, the city of Carlsbad continues to push its envelope.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has two ships at sea along the West Coast of California and Mexico where passengers are experiencing gastrointestinal ailments that include vomiting and diarrhea.


Rancho Bernardo-based Excel Trust Inc. (NYSE: EXL) has agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Property Partners LP for $2 billion, or $15.85 per share, in an all-cash transaction.

City of San Diego stakeholders have helped fund the international, widespread distribution of a National Geographic Channel documentary highlighting the city’s innovation, technology and people that make the city vibrant.


Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the 11th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance this weekend. Whether you restore vintage vehicles in your free time or just love watching “Top Gear,” the elite car show offers a variety of exhibitions and events, from exclusive to family-friendly. Either way, chances are high that you’ll see your dream car.


A launch has been indefinitely delayed for a full-size replica of the Spanish ship whose 1542 arrival in San Diego marked the beginning of European settlement in California.

San Diego-based parking management company Ace Parking said it has partnered with BluCar, an on-demand parking app.


The five North County cities along the state Route 78 Corridor, which sometimes have been at odds with each other when trying to lure or retain companies, have formed a united front called Innovate 78.


The area in and around the Ocean Ranch Business Park in Oceanside is about to experience a surge of new development during the next two years.

The first of a two-part renovation plan for the Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara in Carlsbad has been completed.

Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside, located in Oceanside, has completed its floor-to-ceiling renovation of all guest suites and public spaces, the hotel reported Monday.


Bosses, don’t be surprised if several employees call in “sick” next Thursday: It’s the fifth annual Opening Day block party at Petco Park.


The Downtown San Diego hotel will be expanded from 80,000 square feet to nearly 240,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event venues.

Valley View Casino & Hotel and AEG announced Tuesday a multiyear extension of the naming rights agreement for Valley View Casino Center.


McDonald’s Corp. will experiment with serving breakfast all day at some San Diego-area locations as CEO Steve Easterbrook seeks to pull the restaurant chain out of a U.S. sales slump.

While studying at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Candace Moon worked as a bartender at Hamilton’s Tavern, a craft beer bar in San Diego’s South Park neighborhood. The job not only helped Moon pay her bills, but also gave her the chance to meet many people in the craft beer industry. But Moon says she wasn’t sure what to do with her law degree until she met a wine lawyer about a year after her 2008 graduation.

When the job conversation gets around to talking about benefits, applicants and employees know to ask about 401(k) plans and health insurance. But what about 5-star perks like fertility benefit programs, childcare or concierge services? Today’s savviest companies know that providing high-quality perks can help them recruit and retain the very best employees.

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