All in Business
With just four weeks to go until the November election, and in the wake of the most successful Politifest event in the history of Politifests, I wanted to catch up with Nick Stone from SoccerCity to recap the scintillating debate that so many people attended.
Limited time only. Listen to the full audio from the Politifest debate moderated by Scott Lewis between SDSU West, SoccerCity or neither. Politifest Bonus Pod.
The SoccerCity Measure E campaign landed a major endorsement on Tuesday when VAVI Sports and Social Club declared its support for the fully privately funded plan to redevelop the Mission Valley stadium site that the Chargers used to call home.
The Community Plan Update sees the area re-zoned for more than 10,000 additional housing units and includes several new roads, 30 acres of new parkland, trails for walking and biking and seeks to connect San Diego Bay to Mission Bay, a new recreation center for future residents and a vibrant entertainment area that incorporates a mix of entertainment, office, retail, housing and park space to be potentially developed with the existing Sports Arena, with a new Sports Arena or even without a Sports Arena.
Several talking points have emerged in the week since Lewis’ story broke, including many that have appeared on this very site in recent weeks and months, but some command more attention than others.
In this episode, Chronicle contributor Denzel Walkes sits down with co-founder Jonathan Barbarin to talk about the origins of Thunderhawk Alements, the process that Jonathan and his business partner Bill Lindsay went through to execute the build out of their facility, some of the bullsh*t hipster beer culture that has sprung up around San Diego, the dearth of diversity in the industry and much more.
Former United States Men's and Women's National Team players Landon Donovan and Shannon Mac Millan, who have both joined the SoccerCity team were on hand to thank fans for their support and to have a little fun in a family-friendly environment akin to what SoccerCity would cultivate in the heart of Mission Valley.