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Terminal 2 Parking Lot Reopens
Terminal 2 Transit Plaza Temporarily Condensed
Duty Free Store Coming to San Diego International Airport
Jewelry with a Socially Conscious Flair
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Terminal 2 Parking Lot Reopens


The short-term parking lot in front of Terminal 2 reopened in July, providing 700 short-term parking spaces for people headed to Terminal 2. The partial reopening of the parking lot took place two months ahead of schedule. In fact, the grand opening for The Green Build is now just one year out, with completion on track for a summer 2013 grand opening.


The reopened parking lot in front of Terminal 2 features gentle sloping that will aid in storm water collection.

The Terminal 2 parking lot was closed and temporarily relocated in April 2011 as part of The Green Build, the largest project in the airport's history. The temporary closure of the parking lot allowed construction crews to build the new dual-level roadway in front of the terminal and replace underground utilities.


In addition to the 700 spaces available now, 600 more parking spaces will open in the Terminal 2 lot in 2013, bringing the total number in front of Terminal 2 to approximately 1,300. The rate to park in the Terminal 2 lot is $4/hour for up to five hours and $28/day.


Terminal 2 Transit Plaza Temporarily Condensed 

A condensed transit plaza has been created to temporarily accommodate taxis and hotel and rental car shuttles during construction. While the temporary plaza remains easily accessible in front of Terminal 2, travelers will find that it has a smaller footprint to allow for development of the dual-level roadway in front of the terminal. Travelers can look forward to a greatly expanded transit plaza when The Green Build opens in summer 2013.


The new, expanded transit plaza will be located on level one of the dual-level roadway. 

Duty Free Store Coming to San Diego International Airport


Travelers can expect to see a duty free store at the airport in the not-too-distant future. Targeted to international travelers, the store will be designed, built and operated by Duty Free Americas San Diego, LLC, and will sell chocolate, liquor, perfume, tobacco and other common duty free products.


 The duty free store will be located in Terminal 2, near the gates serving international flights.
The number of international passengers and destinations an airport serves are carefully considered when determining the viability of a duty free store. With new service to Tokyo beginning December 2, in addition to current international service to London, Mexico and Canada, the number of international passengers traveling through San Diego has now reached a level that will support such a venture.


The duty free store is scheduled to open in December 2012.

Jewelry with a Socially Conscious Flair

Jewelry by Samantha Davimes


Jewelry by Samantha Davimes will open in 2013 in the new Terminal 2 Sunset Cove concessions core.


Jewelry-lovers leaving on a jet plane will soon be able to indulge in retail therapy when Jewelry by Samantha Davimes opens its first-ever retail store at San Diego International Airport. 


Owner Beverley Davimes (pronounced da-VEE-muss) has joined with Stellar Partners, a leading airport retailer, to launch the store, which features contemporary jewelry with an eclectic flair.


Beverley, a La Jolla resident, has lived in the San Diego region for more than 20 years. But until now, most San Diegans probably haven't had the good fortune to come across her jewelry, which is sold primarily in museum stores and art galleries across the United States.

The product lines offered in the Jewelry by Samantha Davimes store will focus on women, with supplementary lines for men (featuring cuff links, chains, rings and bracelets) and young girls. Prices will range from under $30 for selected bracelets, rings and earrings to very high-end pieces featuring diamonds, costing in the thousands of dollars.


"Our products are beautifully made, with bold colors and designs focused on current fashion trends," said Beverley, who can often be found exploring local markets in Africa and Asia in search of the next Samantha Davimes must-have.


Beverley also plans to give back to the local community by featuring a revolving exhibit of local San Diego jewelry designers.  

September 2012 

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