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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.


While those driving or walking in Mission Valley might think they are in a community that is virtually built out, they would be wrong.

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey on Tuesday proclaimed this week to be Ballast Point Week in San Diego, to recognize a local beermaker during American Craft Brew Week.


Landlords who have marijuana dispensaries for tenants are taking a risk -- and nobody knows that better than Seymor Weksler, who is being forced to evict two of the facilities on El Cajon Boulevard by the end of May.


How do you experience France without the tiresome and expensive flight to Europe? Areas of French Canada are a convenient option. Montreal and Québec City are obvious choices, but another kind of France lies in between.


You are standing in the middle of a block in New York City and need a decent hotel to spend the night.

University Towne Centre-based Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (Nasdaq: ROIC) will replace AMCOL International Corp. (NYSE: ACO) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, May 9.


Three large San Diego-area real estate investment trusts that focus heavily on the acquisition of retail properties nationwide continued to post strong numbers in the first quarter of the year.


The affluent coastal city of Carlsbad lies 35 miles north of downtown San Diego along a seven-mile stretch of Pacific coastline. The resort town encompasses 39.11 square miles and is bordered by Encinitas and Batiquitos Lagoon to the south, Oceanside to the north, and Vista and San Marcos to the east.


A friendly farming town with a close-knit community and rural ambience, Fallbrook came into being when the Vital Reche family settled here in 1869 and named the area after their former homestead in Pennsylvania.

San Diego’s maritime industry employs 46,000 people and had a total revenue of more than $14 billion in 2011, according to the 2012 San Diego Maritime Industry Report. These employees work in traditional maritime, high technology (the blue tech cluster representing the largest and fastest growing segment), and in traditional non-maritime industries with maritime-specific expertise, together comprising the “blue economy.”


The Donohue Schriber private real estate investment trust is planning an 80,000-square-foot expansion and upgrade of its current 283,000-square-foot Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

Raised-bed planters are like concentrated mini-gardens where you can focus your time, resources and gardening energy.

A $300 million plan to transform the Westfield Group's 1.1 million-square-foot Plaza Camino Real shopping center was unveiled this week.


Find out what all the excitement is about at the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Spring Family Day.

After at least 15 years of proposals, financing has been obtained and a groundbreaking has been set for May 8 for the northern portion of the Lane Field mixed-use project overlooking the North Embarcadero.

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