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Developers looking for their next iconic project can focus their gaze on the South Bay, as the city of Chula Vista and Port of San Diego soon will release a request for qualifications for a convention center and resort hotel.


More than 500,000 square feet in parts of nine San Diego-area shopping centers, all or majority-owned by Florida-based Gatlin Development, are being marketed for a quick sale by San Diego-based Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate.


An old community rich with history, Golden Hill reflects the classic dichotomy of a neighborhood that's up and coming.


Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. announced Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 63.6 percent ownership interest in the 757-room Hotel del Coronado for $210 million.


The 47,869-square-foot, multi-tenant Presidio Trolley Plaza strip retail center at 5265-5401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego 92110, has been sold for $6.4 million.


Once known for its vacant buildings, dive bars and thriving artists’ colony, the East Village has been transformed by redevelopment in the last decade, spurred by the construction of Petco Park in 2004. It is now home to chic condos, upscale restaurants, trendy shops and a new, state-of-the-art Central Library. The area also is trying to maintain its identity as an arts district with lofts, studios and galleries, and plans to turn much of the area into a cluster for technology and design-oriented companies. East Village redevelopment will continue for years to come, as it still has much underutilized space.


While Jaime Partners is far from being the largest commercial construction management and contracting firm, it has found niches where it can shine. Jaime Partners, best known for its restaurant work, has also overseen the development of office, industrial, standard retail and hospitality spaces.

Elizabeth Morris shocked her parents and colleagues when she left her corporate job in pursuit of creative freedom as the owner of Va-Va Varnish Salon.

Picnic People, a San Diego-based outdoor events company specializing in picnics, tailgate parties and corporate team building activities, celebrated its 30th anniversary Wednesday. The company has thrown more than 20,000 picnics for a variety of clients, including families, corporations, schools and charities


The 120-room luxury Del Mar hotel L'Auberge Del Mar has hired Jenna Spittler as its leisure sales manager.


The San Diego Opera has officially parted ways with former chief executive Ian Campbell and his ex-wife and deputy general director Ann Spira Campbell, paving the way for a new director to lead it into its 50th anniversary year in 2015.


The Gaslamp Quarter is one of San Diego’s most well-known neighborhoods among locals and visitors. The 16 1/2 blocks that make up the district includes more than 200 restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs, more than a hundred shops and boutiques, theaters, art galleries and a mall. The historical district is home to more historic commercial buildings than any other neighborhood in San Diego. From its somewhat sordid beginning to its renaissance in the 1980s and ‘90s, the Gaslamp has been successfully reinvented as an entertainment, dining and shopping destination.

The San Diego Opera has raised $2 million over the past three weeks -- double the goal set by its interim president Carol Lazier -- with the help of a $100,000 donation on Wednesday from the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, triggering the release of $500,000 in matching funds from a group of local opera lovers.


Jack in the Box Inc.'s second-quarter profit jumped 19 percent as the restaurant operator cut costs to offset slower sales.

The developers of The Quartyard, a temporary mixed-use project that is repurposing a vacant lot in the East Village, has received a conditional use permit and their lease has been approved by Civic San Diego. The project broke ground earlier this month.

If you haven’t strolled down Harbor Drive along San Diego Bay lately, the area is going through a major transformation: A new waterfront park has just been installed, a hotel and park are under construction and improvements to the boardwalk and streets are close to completion.

The San Diego restaurant scene seems to be in a continual state of renewal, with several new venues slated to replace old favorites.

Groundbreaking took place May 8 for a project that will create a 253-room SpringHill Suites, a 147-room Residence Inn, approximately 27,000 square feet of retail space, more than 400 parking spaces and a public park at Lane Field along downtown San Diego's North Embarcadero. For Rob Lankford, president and CEO of Lankford & Associates, who eight years ago began the quest to obtain a ground lease option from the Port of San Diego and assembled the consortium that will build and manage the project, the groundbreaking was greeted with a mix of gratification, exhilaration and relief.

After opening its first location in Bay Park less than a year ago, Stehly Farms Market is set to launch a new grocery store on the ground floor of Kensington Commons, now under construction.

County Supervisor Ron Roberts reflects on the years it took to make an idea for a waterfront park downtown become a reality.

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