- A Downtown San Jose Street Life Plan is being developed to guide PBID investments over the next 10 years. The plan encourages social interaction, is pedestrian friendly, will enhance the image and brand of Downtown, and will amplify pride in the community.
- Business licenses taken out within the Downtown Business Improvement District increased from 2,050 to 2,112, showing that more businesses are locating Downtown.
- The San Jose Museum of Art has launched an online database of its permanent collection of more than 2,400 works of art. You can access these at collection.sjmusart.org.
- The Downtown First United Methodist Church across from City Hall held an open house and its first worship celebration on Jan. 12th.
- Koji has remodeled and reinvented itself as Nomikai on 48 S. First St.
- CREAM opened on Feb 1st at 27 Post St.
- Ozu Sushi is now open at 86 S. First St. in the former Smile Sushi location.
- The Louisina Bistro is open at 19 N. Market.
- Curry Pundits is open at 30 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 130.
- MUJI has started carrying a variety of Japanese snacks such as cookies, chips, crackers, candy, chocolates, teas, and coffees.
- The City Department of Transportation intends to install 1,200 Smart Meters in the Downtown core by the end of March. Eventually users will be able to pay using their phones or download an app that will direct them to unused spaces.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
February 2014 Downtown Dimension Highlights
Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension: