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Dunkin' Donuts announced Tuesday the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with new franchise groups to develop about 30 new restaurants in northern San Diego and parts of Riverside County over the next few years.


With 10 rental car companies planning to move into San Diego International Airport's rental-car facility under construction, parcels of port land and other properties near the airport will become available for other use.


In a gambit to bolster its bottom line, the San Diego Opera has added three offerings to its 2014-15 season, ranging from a concert of songs from the big band era to a mariachi opera set during the Mexican Revolution in 1910.


There haven't been many huge leases since the beginning of the year, but some were notable. The largest industrial lease by dollar value, according to data provided to The Daily Transcript during the first quarter, was AleSmith Brewing Co., which quintupled its industrial space with a $9.7 million, 11-year lease for 105,600 square feet at 9990 Empire St. in Miramar. The property, leased from locally based Westcore Properties, will undergo substantial renovations before AleSmith occupies it January 2015.

Green Seal Inc., the leading organization in identifying and promoting sustainability in the marketplace, announced that the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina has been recertified with the Green Seal Standard for hotels and lodging properties at the gold- level.


Chingon Hot Sauce, a San Diego-based hot sauce maker, is looking to spread its appeal to a nationwide audience.


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.

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