Saturday, December 11, 2010

December 2010 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • Downtown San Jose is in full holiday swing with Downtown Ice, Christmas in the Park, Winter Wonderland, KALEID Holiday Show, the Holiday Parade, You-sing-it Messiah at California Theater, Carols in the California, Santa Go-round, and Concerts at St. Joseph's Cathedral.
  • The $120 million expansion of the Convention Center has been fast-tracked and they are hoping to start the project in 2011 and finish in late 2012. Most of the project will focus on tearing down the old city library and adding 45,000 sqft of ballroom space sitting on top of new meeting space [TSJB: maybe they can squeeze in a new retail space or two on the ground floor]
  • The parking lot underneath 280 on South First has been SoFAed up. The columns have been repainted with colors from the San Jose flag to brighten up the area. This is also the only lot to still offer free parking after 6pm each day.
  • SJSU broke ground on a $90 million project to renovate and expand the Student Union.
  • Four new taxi stands have been added: San Pedro Square, SoFA, and two off 2nd St. in the historic district.
  • PwC expands into the "Sobrato Tower."
  • Taste of Paris and Clubhouse are now open!
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