Extension granted for hotel developer

In 2004, San Diego used eminent domain to take Ahmad Mesdaq's downtown cigar lounge to make way for a four-star Marriott, and the hotel developers yesterday got more time to build it. As yet, the prime Gaslamp District corner at Fifth Avenue and J Street is still a parking lot. http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/may/07/1m7cigar233958-extension-granted-hotel-developer/