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Imperial Beach Hopes New Hotel Draws Tourists, Spurs Redevelopment

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Jim Janney, mayor, Imperial Beach

Cindy Gompper-Graves, CEO, South County Economic Development Council

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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.

But, you may be surprised by its location. The new Pier South hotel is in Imperial Beach.

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.

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