Sunday, March 20, 2011

March 2011 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • Christmas in The Park is being planned for 2011, but the organizer needs to replace $370,000 of funding that used to come from the city.
  • The city has developed a master plan for the area around Diridon Station incorporating  5 million sqft of office space, 420,000 sqft of retail, 2,600 residential units, 900 hotel rooms, and an underground train station.
  • MACLA (a center for Latin American arts) in SoFA has received a $100k Ford Foundation grant and is looking to expand its presence Downtown. There were only 12 organization to receive the grant from the 700 applicants
  • CJ's Cafe and Catering at 303 Almaden is under new ownership.
  • Us Studio Hair Salon is now open at 54 W. Santa Clara and also features vintage and custom designed clothing.
  • Team San Jose and Groundwerx have come to the rescue of two downtown Heritage clocks that stopped working. They are now operational again.
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