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OC Register: Dana Point Harbor’s 2 marinas are merged into one as part of redevelopment, slip wait-lists are combined

The East and West marinas at Dana Point Harbor have been consolidated and a new plan for how boat slips are dispersed is being put in place. (Photo by ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/SCNG)

The East and West marinas at Dana Point Harbor have been consolidated and a new plan for how boat slips are dispersed is being put in place. (Photo by ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/SCNG)

(Photo by ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/SCNG)

DANA POINT — The East and West marinas in Dana Point Harbor have become one. The combined Marina at Dana Point will function as one boating community, after 47 years operating separately.

“We’re excited about having one marina,” said Joe Ueberroth, of Bellwether Financial Group, one of three development groups known collectively as Dana Point Harbor Partners which on Nov. 1 took over a 66-year lease from the County of Orange to run the harbor and oversee a $300 million redevelopment project. “It always has been one harbor. It allows us to have one set of rules for the whole community.”

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OC Register: Food will take flight at The Hangar at the Long Beach Exchange this month

Bryon Ward, left, and Steve Thorp inside their soon to open Hangar food court at their Long Beach Exchange development in Long Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Many of the restaurants in the Hangar will open in mid-February with the rest opening in the following weeks. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

Bryon Ward, left, and Steve Thorp inside their soon to open Hangar food court at their Long Beach Exchange development in Long Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Many of the restaurants in the Hangar will open in mid-February with the rest opening in the following weeks. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

A list of destinations are posted on a flight board inside The Hangar, but instead of cities, the locales are the options at the soon-to-open Long Beach food hall and include eateries such as Jay Bird’s Nashville Hot Chicken and Mexican restaurant Amorcito.

 

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. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

Gray whales, holiday lights and plans for renovation create a new buzz at Dana Point Harbor

Gray whales, holiday lights and plans for renovation create a new buzz at Dana Point Harbo

DANA POINT — Instead of braving the malls on Black Friday, a record number of people visited Dana Point Harbor the day after Thanksgiving to see if they could catch a glimpse of gray whales starting their annual migration.

The whales didn’t disappoint. Captains with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching and Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari spotted the magnificent behemoths just outside the harbor.

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(Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer)

OC Register: Newport Beach developer provides details on lease to renovate Dana Point Harbor

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DANA POINT — With a focus on an accelerated construction schedule, representatives of Dana Point Harbor Partners — a Newport Beach-based group selected by the county to tackle a $330 million overhaul of the Dana Point Harbor — for the first time publicly presented concepts to merchants and boaters.

The presentation on Monday night, July 2, at the Ocean Institute was part of the regular monthly meeting of Dana Point Harbor Advisory Board, a group of harbor business leaders who formed earlier this year to have an input in the harbor renovation.

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(File photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

OC Register: Newport Beach developer group wins county contract and 66-year lease for $200 million Dana Point Harbor revitalization

Renderings of the proposed Dana Point Harbor Revitalization project provided by  R.D. Olson Development

Renderings of the proposed Dana Point Harbor Revitalization project provided by R.D. Olson Development

SANTA ANA — A $200 million overhaul of Dana Point Harbor is expected to include buildings with gabled standing seam metal roofs, open plazas, unique restaurants and shops, two hotels and possibly a surf museum.

The long-awaited plan, a proposal by the Dana Point Harbor Partners LLC development group, was unanimously approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 17. It was a milestone in a harbor revitalization plan that has gone on for nearly two decades.

Dana Point Harbor Partners is made up of Burnham-Ward Properties for retail and restaurants, Bellwether Financial Group for the marinas, and R.D. Olson Development for hotels.

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