Monday, August 28, 2017

August 2017 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • Adobe Systems will add a fourth tower across the street from its current three-tower headquarters in Downtown San Jose. The new building will allow Adobe to more than double its San Jose headcount and add another 3,000 employees.
  • In a matter of a few months, Downtown has added multiple gourmet coffee shops including The Proper Cup at 1 S. Market, Chromatic at 17 N. Second, and Academic Coffee at 499 S. Street. Blue Bottle is also coming to 1 W. Santa Clara. This is in addition to Downtown's already stellar lineup of coffee shops: B2, Bel Bacio, Caffe Frascati, Devine Grind, Philz, Vero's, Voltair, Crema, Social Policy, and Ola's Exotic African Coffee and Tea.
  • The MarketCenter has added two new stores, Blaze Pizza and a Wells Fargo Bank.
  • Miami Beach Club at 417 S. First has opened a taco bar called Taco-a-go-go.
  • Several new business have come to Paseo de San Antonio:
    • Gong Cha Tea House replaced Quickly
    • Spoonfish Poke is opening this month
    • Tacomania has replaced Baja Fresh
  • JuiceAlize juice cart is now part San Pedro Square at 153 W. Santa Clara St. on weekdays from 8:30am-3:30pm.
  • Erik's DeliCafe now has a second Downtown location in Riverpark Tower I at 333 W. San Carlos.
  • City Dance San Jose returns each Thursday from Aug 24-Oct 12, offering free dance lessons at Plaza de Cesar Chavez from 5:30pm-9pm.
  • Silicon Valley Pride Festival will take place Aug. 26-27 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez and South First Street.
  • Two Bay Area developers have teamed up to propose a 1 million SQFT office compace at 440 W. Julian (behind the San Jose MarketCenter and near SAP Center/Diridon Station).
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