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Hoping for business: Carlsbad merchants eye lifting of restrictions

The historic Twin Inns building is shown at sunrise behind Carlsbad’s downtown sign. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)

Bella Ross

June 12, 2020

Carlsbad, a city that has long been fueled by its strong tourism and industrial sectors, faces an entirely different set of considerations when it comes to approaching business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city generates the second highest tourism revenue in San Diego County.

Detour Salon in Encinitas closes as coronavirus business restrictions lift

Detour Salon in Encinitas is closing after 22 years, the owners announced on Wednesday, May 27. (Google Street View photo)

North Coast Current

May 28, 2020

Detour Salon, a go-to spot in downtown Encinitas for haircuts, styling supplies and accessories for 22 years, announced its closure Wednesday, May 27, a casualty of challenging business conditions amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas shops work to recover from flood

Flooding from heavy rain reaches the driveway and halfway up the windows of the Sunshine Gardens property in Encinitas on Friday, April 10. (Sunshine Gardens photo)

Julia Shapero

April 24, 2020

Sunshine Gardens and other Encinitas businesses suffered severe damage the weekend of April 10 after the San Diego region experienced unusually high rainfall. Despite the losses, the nursery and North County Olive Oil have been able to reopen. San Dieguito Tennis Club is assessing mudslide damage.

Hoping for business: Solana Beach is ‘pretty much all shut down’

The marquee of Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern announces the sale of downloadable past shows in place of live concerts Friday, April 10, as a stay-at-home order continues amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Bella Ross

April 16, 2020

The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has 54 food establishments within its membership, but 42 of them have been able to stay open for delivery and takeout as of April 16 since the current global pandemic forced most businesses to shut their doors. It’s a reality that’s tightened its grip on the global scale.

Oceanside, other local business groups part of merchant support effort

Business news. (James Abbott via Freeimages)

North Coast Current

April 13, 2020

The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista chambers of commerce are among more than 80 business associations that have joined forces across the U.S. to create the Save Small Business Coalition.

ENCINITAS: City, San Diego Law Library present business workshop June 11

Ideas. (Diego PH via Unsplash)

June 9, 2019

ENCINITAS — The city of Encinitas partners with the San Diego Law Library to present a Small Business 101 Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Beginning business owners and the experienced professionals can learn from experts about business registration, permitting, legal aspects of business...

SAN MARCOS: Farm to Table to Profit event set for March 3

Farm to Table. (FreeImages photo by Lyn Belisle)

February 27, 2016

SAN MARCOS — Nonprofit microlender Accion hosts Farm to Table to Profit, a free business resource event, March 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farm to Table to Profit focuses on providing technical assistance to small businesses involved in the food supply chain. The workshop is for start-up or existing businesses...

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