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September 26, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
In yet another transaction involving the sale of a Southern California resort property to Japanese investors, the 300-room Le Meridien San Diego at Coronado luxury hotel is to be purchased by Chiyoda Finance Inc., the hotel's seller said Monday. The sale price was not disclosed. Derek Thomas, director of real estate consulting at Kenneth Leventhal & Co.
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September 30, 1991 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huge gray warships are moored in startling proximity to pleasure boat marinas, hotel resorts and gleaming downtown office buildings. The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet has held its position in the harbor despite a decade of phenomenal population growth and a shift in the city's character to high technology and light industry. Long gone is San Diego's image as a "sleepy Navy town."
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November 10, 1989 | GENE YASUDA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese contracting giant Shimizu Corp. has acquired a majority interest in the $171-million Great American Plaza office complex now under construction in downtown San Diego, Great American Bank announced. Thursday's announcement capped a two-year search for financing by Great American, a $16.4-billion savings and loan based in San Diego that will move its headquarters to the site upon completion in 1991. Shimizu Land Corp.
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November 10, 1989 | GENE YASUDA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese contracting giant Shimizu Corp. has acquired a majority interest in the $171-million Great American Plaza office complex now under construction in downtown San Diego, Great American Bank announced. Thursday's announcement capped a two-year search for financing by Great American, a $16.4-billion savings and loan based in San Diego that will move its headquarters to the site upon completion in 1991. Shimizu Land Corp.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
Continuing its manufacturing buildup in the San Diego-Tijuana area, Sony Corp. of America announced Friday that it will invest an additional $100 million in its television plant here so that it can begin making its fast-selling 32-inch color sets here by next summer. Currently, all picture tubes for Sony's 32-inch color TVs sold in the United States are made in Japan, then assembled with consoles made in Tijuana.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1991 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huge gray warships are moored in startling proximity to pleasure boat marinas, hotel resorts and gleaming downtown office buildings. The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet has held its position in the harbor despite a decade of phenomenal population growth and a shift in the city's character to high technology and light industry. Long gone is San Diego's image as a "sleepy Navy town."
BUSINESS
November 4, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
Continuing its manufacturing buildup in the San Diego-Tijuana area, Sony Corp. of America announced Friday that it will invest an additional $100 million in its television plant here so that it can begin making its fast-selling 32-inch color sets here by next summer. Currently, all picture tubes for Sony's 32-inch color TVs sold in the United States are made in Japan, then assembled with consoles made in Tijuana.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
In yet another transaction involving the sale of a Southern California resort property to Japanese investors, the 300-room Le Meridien San Diego at Coronado luxury hotel is to be purchased by Chiyoda Finance Inc., the hotel's seller said Monday. The sale price was not disclosed. Derek Thomas, director of real estate consulting at Kenneth Leventhal & Co.
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