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A closed-door meeting has been set for 4 p.m. Tuesday at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club to hear U-T San Diego and Grand Del Mar owner Douglas Manchester and golfer Phil Mickelson discuss plans for the property that served as the site of the 1984 Olympic equestrian events.


After sitting vacant for more than 30 years, the derelict Pernicano's and Casa di Baffi restaurant spaces at Sixth Avenue between University and Robinson avenues and an adjacent parking lot are being put on the market by the Pernicano family for a reported $12 million.


The Hilton San Diego Del Mar has completed a multimillion dollar renovation to its hotel.

Realty Income Corp.(NYSE: O) has announced the appointment of Sumit Roy as chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1. Roy will continue to maintain his responsibilities as chief investment officer.


The Douglas Wilson Cos. has hired Michael Brekka as its senior managing director of real estate development.


Demolition is expected to begin in September for a 117-unit apartment development with ground floor retail in the East Village.

Land on the north side of San Diego International Airport, once occupied by General Dynamics until the late 1990s and most recently used as a parking lot, is taking shape as the airport's new consolidated rental car center.

On the northern fringe of San Diego's Little Italy, a gaping hole occupies the site where once stood one of the city's most distinctive landmarks: an art deco restaurant complex swathed in hot-pink paint, outlined by long strips of blue-and-white neon, and topped with a concrete spire that was long emblazoned with the names "Fat City" and "China Camp" in glowing English and Chinese characters in red and gold.

Residential units are coming to Fifth Avenue in Bankers Hill, targeting an underserved market and adding density to support the retail community.

San Diego’s hospitality industry continues to see growth in the heart of the city as a handful of new restaurants, bars and lounges are slated to open toward the end of the summer. Some of the most anticipated openings include Bottega Americano, Kettner Exchange, Swine Bar and a new restaurant helmed by a celebrity chef.

A four-story, 175-room hotel on East Harbor Island proposed by Sunroad Asset Management Inc. is in limbo until stakeholders and coastal authorities can figure out how best to offer affordable overnight accommodations with a priceless waterfront view.

Murals, tree sculptures and outdoor seating areas are being constructed to transform and update the 25-year-old Hillcrest Uptown District Shopping Center on University Avenue.

According to West Coaster, the number of brew houses operating in the county, from downtown to Alpine, exceeds 90, with more than 35 new breweries about to or planning to open in 2014 or early next year. The trend is particularly in evidence in North County, home to successful businesses including Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido and Karl Strauss in both Carlsbad and 4S Ranch.

After six years of planning, designing and permitting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, construction has officially commenced on an unprecedented port of entry that will link San Diego with the Tijuana International Airport.

The quadrant of Rancho Santa Fe Road and La Costa Avenue in southern Carlsbad is being transformed from dirt to a pedestrian-friendly, master-planned development due to open in November.

On the tiny reservation of Jamul Indian Village in East County, a big project -- in terms of its relative size and the opinions it has generated -- has been in progress since January.

Visitors to the various bargain stores in San Ysidro will soon have more choices to spend their money, as a new outlet center is nearing completion.

San Diego International Airport's vision for its north side is about to reach another milestone: The airport's new fixed-base operator is about to open.


The Oceanside Economic Development Commission this month approved a $1.5 million land sale to SD Malkin Properties for a two-hotel resort. This and an expected $13.5 million city subsidy will take the project closer to fruition — although financing is still being worked out.

“Family is a key word when you're talking about Poway. It's a very, very family-friendly community...from our concerts at the lake in the summer to the Christmas in the Park in December, there's always something every season for a family to do.” – Steve Vaus, longtime Poway resident, mayoral candidate and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter.

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