Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 2010 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • High Speed Rail officials have decided that an aerial structure should be used to bring HSR into downtown San Jose (as opposed to an underground option).
  • The City Council approved a 4 story parking facility near the HP Pavilion if a Downtown San Jose A's Stadium is approved.
  • The State is planning to build a 20-courtroom, 234,000sqft facility across from St. James Park.
  • The second Dine Downtown week resulted in at least 4,500 three+ course dinners sold!
  • 12 new pieces of art have been installed on utility doors throughout Downtown.  This brings the total to 37 pieces of art from 15 participating high schools.
  • Ruffled Feathers Eatery is now open!  They are in the same spot as the former Asqew Grill, right next to Camera 12.
  • The Agenda Restaurant is now Bayonne and their basement is a speakeasy-style lounge called Single Barrel.
  • A sports bar called Savu is replacing Hawg's Seafood next to The Rep. They signed a 10 year least with 2 additional 5 year options, and are paying market rent.
  • San Jose is getting 2 major sporting events in 2012, th US Figure Skating Championships and the US Olympic trials for men's and women's gymnastics.
  • Groundwerx is about to initiate their next beautification project at on San Carlos St. between 2nd and 4th St. 
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