New East Village Mini-Park Opens

New East Village Mini-Park

POSTED BY ALEXANDER NGUYEN ON JUNE 8, 2014 A recently constructed mini-park in the East Village neighborhood was opened to the public Saturday. City Council President Todd Gloria was on hand, along with other city and business leaders and neighborhood residents, during the opening ceremony for the small “pocket park” at  13th Avenue and J Street, according to the Downtown San Diego Partnership. Pocket parks, which […]

‘Tactical Urbanism’ Converting Vacant Lot In Downtown San Diego Into Urban Park

Downtown San Diego

Thursday, March 13, 2014 By Claire Trageser Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. Content can be viewed at actual source page: A new trend called “tactical urbanism” has been popping up in downtown San Diego. The term means creating quick, cheap and sometimes temporary projects that draw […]

Most Influential: Parking guru and Gaslamp king

Rancho Bernardo

by Mike Stetz February 18, 2014 Political leaders like Frye, Gloria and Goldsmith often get all the press coverage. But business people are also influencing our region.Here are two that you may not know, but you have likely felt their impact. Keith Jones Few people in San Diego have the pedigree of Keith Jones. His grandfathers are […]

New hotel coming to Rancho Bernardo; Hooters will close

15th & J

Elizabeth Marie Himchak Contact Reporter February 12, 2014, 10:12 AM An Aloft hotel is coming to Rancho Bernardo next door to the Hooters restaurant, which is closing by the end of this month, officials said. Aloft Rancho Bernardo will be part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. It is tentatively set to open in July […]

Aloft Hotels Slated to Debut in San Diego

Aloft Hotels San Diego

February 4, 2014, 9:35 a.m. ET Aloft Rancho Bernardo Opens in Mid-2016, Catering to the Next Generation of Travelers with Modern Style, Innovative Technologies and Live Music Programming STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 04, 2014– Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(R) (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its sizzling Aloft brand is ramping up portfolio growth in California with […]

HFF Closes Sale Of And Arranges Financing For Gaslamp CitySquare In Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego

Olivia Hennessey | Oct 25, 2013 IRVINE, CA – HFF announced today that it has closed the sale of and arranged financing for Gaslamp CitySquare, a 54,773-square-foot high-street retail asset in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Champion Real Estate Companies.  A joint venture between Clarion Partners and HP […]

Katsuya restaurant at Hollywood and Vine has a new landlord

Hollywood and Vine

By Roger Vincent 7:25 AM PDT, August 26, 2013 A ground-floor condominium at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street intended to house shops and restaurants has been sold to a San Diego real estate investor as the neighborhood around the famed Hollywood intersection attracts more growth. HP Investors bought the 10,800-square-foot condo in the Broadway Lofts, […]

There’s a Line to Get In Gaslamp Properties


By Lou Hirsh Monday, August 12, 2013 Commercial broker Danny Fitzgerald’s firm has fielded more than a dozen offers for the space being vacated by the popular Croce’s restaurant in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. A new tenant could be announced in mid-September by the property’s landlord, the Keating Hotel. Many of those queries are […]

Downtown SD building sold

Downtown San Diego Building

August 6, 2013 Chuck Klein and Kevin Held, of Cassidy Turley San Diego, represented the seller in the Deal of the Week. Bill Shrader, of Cushman & Wakefield, represented the buyer. The deal was the sale of an approximately 9,872-square-foot restaurant building at 705-709 Sixth Ave. in downtown San Diego occupied by Buca di Beppo for $5.7 […]