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San Diego’s Scene & Small Business Spotlight: May 8-13

A look at some top stories of the week from San Diego’s scene and the small businesses that impact America’s Finest City

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From a new live music venue planned for the Del Mar Fairgrounds, to the 25th birthday of an Ocean Beach staple, here’s a look at some of the stories that shaped our Local Business Spotlight and San Diego Scene this week.

New Live Music Venue Planned for Del Mar Fairgrounds
The owners and operators of the Del Mar Fairgrounds have hired an architecture/planning firm, Bastien and Associates, to design a new, 1,900-seat venue to be used for live music. The plans call for an extensive remodel and renovations to the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ existing Surfside Race Place.

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USCIS Honors Olympian Meb Keflezighi as ‘Outstanding American by Choice’
Olympic medalist, marathon legend and San Diego resident Meb Keflezighi earned a honor close to his heart this week: the “Outstanding American by Choice” award from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Keflezighi and his family, originally from Eritrea, came to the U.S. in the late 1980s. The moved changed the course of the famed runner’s life, and afforded him opportunities for which he will forever be grateful.

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Ocean Beach Farmers Market Turns 25
They grow up so fast. The free-spirited, quirky Ocean Beach Farmers Market turns 25 this year. The weekly market along Newport Avenue, between Cable and Bacon streets, is a lively gathering where you can snag everything from fresh, local produce to quirky homemade crafts, all while listening to live music from local bands.

2 New Nonstop Flights, From San Diego to Europe
Flying to Europe from San Diego this summer just got easier, with two European airlines offering nonstop flights to Germany and Switzerland. While travelers will enjoy direct service, the new flights may also bring a big boost to San Diego’s economy. 

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Quartyard’s New Lease on Life
Quartyard, the hip urban park situated on a 28,000-square-foot, city-owned parking lot on Market Street in downtown San Diego, is planning to relocate – but it’s not going too far. The new version of Quartyard still plans to host everything locals have grown to love about the urban park, from live music to beer gardens.

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