Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 2014 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • 43 new Downtown San Jose eateries have opened in the past 18 months, representing 20% of the total restaurants Downtown today [Josh: a bit less than 20%, but still a huge number]
  • Da Kine Island Grill opened on March 8th and Paper Plane opens next month.
  • The Downtown Street Life plan is gaining traction and will provide 40 different projects aimed at creating more comfortable spaces Downtown.
  • Blackbird tavern is now using the neighboring space for private parties and events.
  • Electric Cloud has moved its Sunnyvale headquarters and about 70 employees to 35 S. First St.
  • A 20,000 SQFT space at 130 Almaden will become Paul Mitchel The School, hosting 30 employees training 200-25 cosmetology students at a time.
  • Free ultra high-speed internet is being offered as an incentive for companies that choose to locate in one of six older Downtown buildings with high vacancies.
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