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Sean Gailey has been a geeky, programming, artistic, fantasy-loving gamer since he was 7. In 1999, he pioneered a space by founding J!NX, a lifestyle clothing and toy company that revolves around gaming and geek culture.

Rick Haux has worked in nearly every position of Mor Furniture for Less since it began as his father’s waterbed emporium in 1977.

While the exact locations have yet to be announced, Orange County-based Nekter plans to open 23 new juice bar outlets before the end of the year, including locations in Carmel Mountain Ranch, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Temecula.

To most, the words “Torrey Pines” bring to mind either the world-class golf course that hosted the 2008 U.S. Open and will do so again in 2021, or the endangered pinus torreyana tree that grows exclusively in San Diego County (and on one of the Channel Islands).

Strategic Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BEE) reports it has completed the buyback of the 63.6 interest in the 757-room Hotel del Coronado from The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) for $210 million.

The San Diego City Council appointed Marilyn Hannes to the San Diego Convention Center Corp.’s board of directors Tuesday.

Duane Morris partner Grant Puleo recently represented Atlas Hotels Inc. in its forming of a joint venture with Lowe Enterprises and AECOM Capital, the investment fund of AECOM Technology Corp., to own, operate and reposition the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley.

San Diego-based Kelly Investment Group has acquired S.S. of Kansas Inc., and with it, 16 steakhouse-style restaurants in Kansas and Oklahoma. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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.

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