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To say the San Diego International Airport Green Build Landside Project was built with the community in mind would be an understatement. From early community input into the design, to local subcontractor involvement, added sustainability elements, and the construction of the world’s largest United Service Organizations facility at an international airport, the $227 million Terminal 2 landside improvements are the result of significant community involvement.

"The Green Build," the largest construction project in the San Diego International Airport’s history, is nearly complete. Celebrating its grand opening Aug. 8, The Green Build includes a three-story, 460,000-square-foot expansion of Terminal 2. The project began construction in 2009, and will be completed on time and under budget.

When the 460,000-square-foot Green Build expansion officially opens to the traveling public on Aug. 13, the new shops and restaurants just might convince passengers to arrive a bit earlier for their flights.

Back in 1985, Su-Mei Yu opened San Diego’s first authentic Thai restaurant on India Street’s restaurant row. Over the years, some of Saffron Thai Grilled Chicken’s best customers have been pilots, flight attendants and air travelers headed to San Diego International Airport.

Pizza is arguably one of the most popular, well-known food items in the world. So needless to say, Tommy V’s Pizzeria was destined for San Diego International Airport. Pizza lovers will find Tommy V’s in Sunset Cove in Terminal 2 West.

You may be surprised to learn that San Diego is home to the oldest family owned and operated bookstore in the United States, Warwick’s. And come Tuesday, travelers will be able to make a stop there without even leaving the airport.


Local designer Mauricio Couturier and Voyeur co-founder Johnny Shockey have teamed up to renovate one of San Diego’s oldest buildings, turning part of it into an entertainment venue that could look like something out of a Quentin Tarantino film.


Improvements to Belmont Park in Mission Beach and parking at and around Lindbergh Field are on tap at a California Coastal Commission meeting Aug. 14 in Santa Cruz.


La Pensione Hotel, located at 606 W. Date St. in Little Italy, has completed a $4 million redesign of its 68 guestrooms.

San Diego’s hospitality and retail sectors are gaining their footing in the new economy with a combination of entrepreneurship and revitalization. The first half of 2013 saw the continued emergence of a local brewing industry, big changes at the airport and Balboa Park, a rebranded water park, and renovated shopping centers regionwide. Among the big stories in San Diego’s hospitality and retail sectors so far this year:

Our Editor's picks for the top videos produced by The Daily Transcript in the first half of 2013.


Escondido-based Realty Income Corp. continued its record-setting performance in the second quarter with a 63 percent increase in revenues year-over-year and strong net income figures as well.

ASB Real Estate Investments announced Friday it has acquired three adjacent buildings in the Gaslamp Quarter for a reported $15.25 million.

The San Diego Tourism Authority released more specifics regarding the layoff of 40 percent of its workforce, stating that the total number of employees affected is 31. Additionally, seven positions that opened over the last several months won’t be filled.


The Tourism Authority will be forced to lay off 40 percent of its staff next week as a result of the April contract signed by the Tourism Marketing District and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, according to reports.

There’s a reason it was called "The Green Build." Now that it’s complete, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority expects Lindbergh Field to be among the most sustainable airports in the nation through decreased water usage, reduced energy consumption and the use of alternative energy sources.


After a week of having costumed superheroes crowding downtown San Diego, the real superheroes turned out to be the cleanup crew from the Downtown San Diego Partnership, which disposed of 20 tons of garbage left behind by attendees of this year's Comic-Con convention.


Michael and Carrin Goldstein weren’t the founders of what was known as The Packard Co., but not long after they purchased the property management firm in 1998, they made it their own.


The San Diego apartment market is too strong to last, office market space demands may be smaller than expected, and retailers are diversifying outside their comfort zones.

Comic-Con International: San Diego has brought together more than 130,000 people in recent years -- so many people that the convention has had to expand to satellite locations in East Village and other areas of downtown San Diego. Take a peek at some of the imaginative new displays happening around town this year.

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