Imperial Beach Hopes New Hotel Draws Tourists, Spurs Redevelopment
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Aired 1/8/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Jim Janney, mayor, Imperial Beach
Cindy Gompper-Graves, CEO, South County Economic Development Council
A new beachfront resort is about to open in San Diego. It's newly designed, it includes a new Cohn restaurant and it's built literally right on the sand.
The construction is part of an effort to breathe new economic life into a region of San Diego County often overlooked by both tourists and investors. And Imperial Beach is pinning a lot of hope on the success of the new hotel, which has been a decade in the making.
Pier South begins taking reservations Jan. 15. The restaurant, SEA 180° Coastal Tavern, opened last month.