Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 2016 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • has been relaunched with a more personal touch [Josh: the new site looks great!]
  • For the first time, food traffic can reliably be counted along Downtown's eight busiest walking corridors. San Pedro Street, Santa Clara west of First, and First between Santa Clara and San Fernando have the highest consistent pedestrian volumes Downtown while SoFA has the lowest of the corridors monitored.
  • SJDA Recommendations on local measures:
    • Measure A ($950M affordable housing bonds) - YES
    • Measure B - street repair and transit improvements - YES
    • Measure E - small businesses must offer extra hours to part time workers - NO
    • Measure F - pension modification for public employees - YES
    • Measure G - business tax modernization - YES
  • The public is invited to the 30th SJDA annual meeting on Oct 14th at First United Methodist Church (24 N. Fifth) from 8am-9:30am.
  • Google purchased Apigee for $625 million.
  • NextSpace expands to a 7,000 SQFT pace 97 S. Second St.
  • Coast Poke Counter is now open at the San Pedro Square Public Market.
  • Five Points is a new craft cocktail bar at 169 W.Santa Clara Street with drinks inspired by the saloons that graced the Five Points neighborhood in New York City.
  • WESTCA, a boutique gym, is moving into the Sperry Station building at 30 N. Third St.
  • Steve Borkenhagan will be the first recipient of the Business Support for the Arts Award issued by the San Jose Arts Commission.
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1 comment:

  1. SoFa is really staring to smell like piss now. It's getting gross again.