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Jon Mangini of URBN Restaurants Inc. -- the guy behind Gang Kitchen, BASIC Urban Kitchen + Bar and URBN Coal Fired Pizza — recently announced plans to expand east into downtown El Cajon. Expected to open in early 2014, the dual-concept initiative will house a yet-to-be-named brewery and a third URBN Coal Fired Pizza to Mangini's repertoire.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego has completed renovations to its 1,628-room hotel.

There is currently more than 584,000 square feet of retail space under construction across San Diego County and more is on the way.

Wine tasting and dining at winery restaurants, hot air balloon flights, horseback riding, and now the new craft brew scene are among the variety of popular visitor activities in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

Escondido-based Realty Income Corp. (NYSE:O) announced Tuesday the company invested approximately $735 million in new properties and properties under development or expansion during the second quarter of 2013.

The OliverMcMillan Co. has sold three of its prime downtown San Diego apartment properties, totaling 459 units, for about $141.8 million in cash and assumed liens.

It is an industry that is projected to account for at least 215,000 square feet of industrial space demand within the next two years. It is the craft beer brewing business and it is growing in San Diego like nowhere else in the state.

With delinquencies on commercial mortgage-backed security and conventional loans on hotels in rapid decline, financing lodging construction may be getting easier.

Los Angeles-based cupcake and gourmet treats shop Yummy Cupcakes will open its first San Diego bakeshop and storefront in Encinitas on Monday, July 8. This location marks their seventh shop, adding to its three Los Angeles locations and three international stores.

The 113,422-square-foot Hawthorne Crossings shopping center alongside state Route 163 in Kearny Mesa, has been sold for a reported $41.5 million.

San Diego-based Summit Performance Group and Milwaukee-based Adelman Travel have formed an alliance to offer travel services ranging from onsite meetings to lodging management and airfare booking to ground transportation.

A 118-suite Residence Inn by Marriott at 3525 Valley Centre Drive in Del Mar Heights is scheduled to open Wednesday.

Because of the upcoming Comic-Con International convention and opening of the Del Mar races, Amtrak California reports that reservations will be required on all Pacific Surfliner trains throughout the entire route from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21.

The Cohn Restaurant Group and Carlsbad-based Daphne’s California Greek have been awarded the 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award from the California Restaurant Association.

Top golf course lawyer and Managing Partner of the San Diego office of Troutman Sanders, Michael Whitton, recently contributed his special knowledge on golf and resort financing, development and membership to The Daily Transcript's roundtable discussion on trends in the golf and resort industry.

Jerry Warner is executive sushi chef at Cafe Japengo.

A project designed to improve Imperial Beach and attract more visitors is one step closer to reality as the California Coastal Commission approved permits for Bikeway Village.

A total of 11 retail and restaurant buildings comprising much of the Rancho Penasquitos Town Centre on Black Mountain Road are part of a $935 million, 131-building transaction between UBS and a joint venture of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) and Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM).

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country celebrates golden, sunny days and autumn nights with Autumnfest Top 10 Festivals and Events from Labor Day weekend through Thanksgiving. Midweek getaways linger into the weekend with winery events, farmers markets, olive ranch tours, pumpkins, cornfield maze, quilt show, Race for the Cure, Halloween week, and Barrel Tasting Weekend.

Employers in San Diego County added 6,000 workers in May, pushing the local jobless rate down to 6.7 percent, according to the latest data from the state’s Employment Development Department.

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