Small Business

Small Business Saturday promotes local holiday shopping

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Communities, Feature, Featured, Small Business | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff When it comes to holiday shopping, local merchants want to remind everyone that those special gifts can be found just up the street or around the corner. That’s why community business districts are encouraging Uptown shoppers to visit small businesses in their own neighborhoods as they celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.

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4 decades of orchids and onions

Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Communities, Feature, Featured, Small Business | No Comments

Voting on annual juried awards event begins soon By Dave Fidlin Other than starting with the letter “o,” orchids and onions, of course, are plants that are polar opposites. Adorned by their sweet fragrance, orchids boast widespread, flowering plants. Onions, by contrast, are plain in appearance and offer a pungent taste and smell. This juxtaposition has been the focal point of the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s (SDAF) Orchids and Onions juried awards program since its […]

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Shared spaces

Posted: June 3rd, 2016 | Communities, Feature, Small Business, Top Story | No Comments

Coffee and flower shops coexist under one roof

By Ken Williams | Editor

Armed with a biology degree, Jennifer “Jen” Byard took her first career step by becoming an autopsy assistant for a medical examiner. “The real CSI,” she said. “It was pretty interesting.” But the Gen-Xer’s career would wind down a twisting path, including 15 years in the nonprofit world, before the 44-year-old wife and mother of three boys decided upon her latest business venture.

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Fight against South Park TargetExpress continues

By Dave Schwab

A grass-roots community group and a nonprofit grocers association have joined forces to oppose a TargetExpress store proposed to go in the remodeled Gala Foods site on the corner of Grape and Fern streets.

Community activist group Care About South Park and Mark Arabo, CEO of the Neighborhood Market Association (NMA), are lobbying against Target’s proposal, claiming the corporation’s plans threaten area small businesses.

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HBC unveils ‘Marriage Equality’ beer

Hillcrest brewery toasts to same-sex marriage legislation nationwide Morgan M. Hurley | Uptown Assistant Editor Two years ago, just before San Diego’s 38th annual Pride celebration, MO’s Universe launched its fourth property in the shadow of the new 60’ Pride flag: the Hillcrest Brewing Company (HBC) at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street.

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