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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.

Commercial construction activity in California has reached its highest level since 2001, according to an Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey report.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will be holding its Performing and Visual Arts College Fair at the San Diego Convention Center on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

In a vote tied more to sentiment than the merits of its bid, the San Diego Board of Port Commissioners gave Anthony's Fish Grotto restaurant a stay of execution Tuesday, allowing it to compete for a renewal of its longstanding lease on the waterfront against a pair of competitors bidding to replace it with gleaming new structures designed to attract more visitors.

The San Diego Convention Center Corp. (SDCCC) announced Smart City Networks has been awarded a 10-year contract to provide data, telecommunications and technology services at the San Diego Convention Center.

Two popular California restaurant chains have set up their first shops in San Diego: Café Gratitude in Little Italy and Lemonade in Hillcrest.

Longtime Kearny Mesa retail property owners the McGrath family have sold nearly 300,000 square feet of shopping center properties in the central San Diego community to a commingled fund managed by Clarion Partners for a reported $107.15 million.

The Fish Market Restaurant on Harbor Drive reopened for business Monday after a fire forced it to close for repairs for two months.

Another Broken Egg Café, which calls itself America’s fastest-growing breakfast restaurant, will open 12 eateries throughout the San Diego area over the next five years.

Discerning diners are aware of the old adage that says “you can’t eat ambience,” and may be skeptical of booking a table at a restaurant known for having a scenic view and lots of tourist traffic, especially when you live in a beach vacation town like San Diego. The worries of winding up at a tourist trap and getting overpriced, subpar food come to mind.

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