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Thesanjoseblog
2 days ago
Chicago

Angkor Chef has official ribbon cutting

Angkor Chef is the first dedicated Cambodian restaurant in Downtown San Jose, with a touching story behind its owner. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
2 months ago
Education

Downtown San Jose is getting a new high school

Hillbrook, an 87-year-old private school, is expanding to Downtown San Jose, leasing historic buildings to partner with local entities and focus on social impact and entrepreneurship. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
East Bay food

San Jose: Chinese restaurant Home Eat opens downtown with massive menu, late-night hours and those wings

Home Eat, a popular Chinese fusion restaurant, opens in downtown San Jose offering a diverse menu with a focus on woks and hot pots. [ more ]
#urban-revitalization
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Purple Lotus cannabis dispensary draws customers to downtown San Jose

A cannabis dispensary in downtown San Jose boosts local economy and foot traffic. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Boys & Girls club office moves to downtown San Jose, seeking urban site

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley moving its local headquarters to downtown San Jose, bringing jobs and potential patrons to the area.
The organization's new office is at the Wilcox Building in downtown San Jose, contributing to the economic rebound of the urban core. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Purple Lotus cannabis dispensary draws customers to downtown San Jose

A cannabis dispensary in downtown San Jose boosts local economy and foot traffic. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Boys & Girls club office moves to downtown San Jose, seeking urban site

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley moving its local headquarters to downtown San Jose, bringing jobs and potential patrons to the area.
The organization's new office is at the Wilcox Building in downtown San Jose, contributing to the economic rebound of the urban core. [ more ]
moreurban-revitalization
Thesanjoseblog
2 months ago
Wine

Elyse has a full-blown wine room

Elyse is not just a restaurant; it also operates as a wine merchant, offering a vast selection in a beautiful setting. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
3 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

The Fay, Downtown San Jose's newest residential high-rise is almost complete

SoFA's new 23-story high-rise in Downtown San Jose will feature rare amenities including a rooftop pool, gym, and retail space, set to welcome residents in 2025. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
3 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Hinodeya Ramen Bar coming to Downtown San Jose

Hinodeya Ramen Bar to replace China Wok in Downtown San Jose, potentially the first Japanese ramen bar in the area. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Downtown San Jose economy faces fresh jolts as two tenant exits loom

Downtown San Jose faces worsening economic conditions due to two major tenants exiting.
Office vacancy and availability rates in downtown San Jose are at all-time highs, putting pressure on the market. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
3 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Three new Downtown San Jose eateries casually announced

New attractions planned for Downtown San Jose include a destination restaurant, marketplace, and cafe/lounge.
The additions by Jay Paul Company aim to enhance the tenant experience and convenience in San Jose's downtown office market. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Downtown San Jose is St. Patrick's Day Central

Diverse St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Downtown San Jose
Events include leprechaun activities, 5K race, live music, and green beer [ more ]
#san-jose-state-university
Thesanjoseblog
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Downtown San Jose photo from the edge of SJSU

SJSU's close connection with Downtown San Jose is set to grow with new student housing and towers outside the campus.
Partnerships like the MLK Jr. Main Library show potential for further collaborations between SJSU and the city such as an AI program. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Around Town: Downtown San Jose loses another restaurant Togo's

Historic Togo's location in downtown San Jose closes, leaving no presence in the area. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Downtown San Jose photo from the edge of SJSU

SJSU's close connection with Downtown San Jose is set to grow with new student housing and towers outside the campus.
Partnerships like the MLK Jr. Main Library show potential for further collaborations between SJSU and the city such as an AI program. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Around Town: Downtown San Jose loses another restaurant Togo's

Historic Togo's location in downtown San Jose closes, leaving no presence in the area. [ more ]
moresan-jose-state-university
#miniature-golf
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Restaurant row kicks off in downtown San Jose with mini golf venue

Urban Putt attracted big crowds for an open house ahead of its official launch in downtown San Jose.
The mini golf venture at Urban Putt could help revitalize downtown San Jose's economy. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Urban Putt brings 18-hole mini-golf course, bar and restaurant to San Jose

Urban Putt San Jose is a new miniature golf course that combines mini golf, a full bar, and a restaurant.
The 18-hole course celebrates South Bay landmarks, providing a fun and immersive experience for visitors in downtown San Jose. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Restaurant row kicks off in downtown San Jose with mini golf venue

Urban Putt attracted big crowds for an open house ahead of its official launch in downtown San Jose.
The mini golf venture at Urban Putt could help revitalize downtown San Jose's economy. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Urban Putt brings 18-hole mini-golf course, bar and restaurant to San Jose

Urban Putt San Jose is a new miniature golf course that combines mini golf, a full bar, and a restaurant.
The 18-hole course celebrates South Bay landmarks, providing a fun and immersive experience for visitors in downtown San Jose. [ more ]
moreminiature-golf
#santa-clara-valley-transportation-authority
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

VTA ditches quest to grab San Jose site as train station design shifts

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has abandoned its plan to seize a downtown San Jose property through eminent domain after the proposed BART station design shifted.
This marks the second time the VTA has given up a purchase effort on East Santa Clara Street.
The VTA stated that it did not need the property for the construction of the Downtown San Jose BART Station. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
East Bay (California)

VTA scuttles seizure of San Jose tower site delay may hurt project

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has abandoned its plans to seize a prime site near a future BART station in downtown San Jose through eminent domain, potentially derailing a housing highrise project.
The VTA stated that it no longer needed the property to build a component of the train station, removing the need to acquire it.
The legal threats from the VTA have created new problems for the property, potentially impacting the development process. [ more ]
The Mercury News
7 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

VTA buys prime downtown San Jose property near bullet train right-of-way

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has purchased a property in downtown San Jose near the right-of-way for a bullet train line.
The purchase by the VTA appears to have terminated plans for a big housing development at the site. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

VTA ditches quest to grab San Jose site as train station design shifts

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has abandoned its plan to seize a downtown San Jose property through eminent domain after the proposed BART station design shifted.
This marks the second time the VTA has given up a purchase effort on East Santa Clara Street.
The VTA stated that it did not need the property for the construction of the Downtown San Jose BART Station. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
East Bay (California)

VTA scuttles seizure of San Jose tower site delay may hurt project

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has abandoned its plans to seize a prime site near a future BART station in downtown San Jose through eminent domain, potentially derailing a housing highrise project.
The VTA stated that it no longer needed the property to build a component of the train station, removing the need to acquire it.
The legal threats from the VTA have created new problems for the property, potentially impacting the development process. [ more ]
The Mercury News
7 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

VTA buys prime downtown San Jose property near bullet train right-of-way

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has purchased a property in downtown San Jose near the right-of-way for a bullet train line.
The purchase by the VTA appears to have terminated plans for a big housing development at the site. [ more ]
moresanta-clara-valley-transportation-authority
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
East Bay (California)

Lucid Motors downtown San Jose dealership site details begin to emerge

Lucid Motors has filed a proposal for an electric vehicle dealership in downtown San Jose at a location near Google's proposed transit-oriented village.
The dealership would be developed in an existing building and would primarily occupy the ground floor, with no new floor area or improvements added. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

New university opening in Downtown San Jose with business and tech degrees

California Miramar University to open campus in Downtown San Jose's SoFA District
University will offer Bachelor's Degrees in data science and business management, and a Master's Degree in AI [ more ]
#food-hall
The Mercury News
5 months ago
Silicon Valley food

Downtown San Jose Food Hall dishes up grand opening at choice site

The grand opening of the CloudKitchens Food Hall in downtown San Jose was successful, attracting a lot of customers and foot traffic.
Local business leaders and politicians hope that the Food Hall can revive the economy of downtown San Jose and contribute to its growth. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Downtown San Jose Food Hall preps for first orders and customers

Uber co-founder, Travis Kalanick, is developing a food hall in downtown San Jose
The food hall aims to modernize the traditional food hall experience [ more ]
The Mercury News
5 months ago
Silicon Valley food

Downtown San Jose Food Hall dishes up grand opening at choice site

The grand opening of the CloudKitchens Food Hall in downtown San Jose was successful, attracting a lot of customers and foot traffic.
Local business leaders and politicians hope that the Food Hall can revive the economy of downtown San Jose and contribute to its growth. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Downtown San Jose Food Hall preps for first orders and customers

Uber co-founder, Travis Kalanick, is developing a food hall in downtown San Jose
The food hall aims to modernize the traditional food hall experience [ more ]
morefood-hall
Thesanjoseblog
6 months ago
San Francisco

San Pedro Square in Downtown San Jose is officially closed to cars... permanently

San Pedro Square in Downtown San Jose will become a permanent pedestrian mall.
The closure of the street to traffic during COVID helped businesses survive and activate the area. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
East Bay (California)

It's going to be a Santastic weekend in downtown San Jose

The Santa Run Silicon Valley is returning to downtown San Jose for its 12th year, with a new morning start time of 8 a.m.
The race supports Christmas in the Park and Downtown Streets Team. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
7 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Santa Clara County building 213-units of affordable housing in Downtown San Jose

A parcel of land in Downtown San Jose is being redeveloped into affordable housing by Core Companies and Eden Housing.
There is pushback from local housing advocates who feel that the proposed buildings are not tall or dense enough. [ more ]
#downtown San Jose
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Weed dispensary plans new downtown San Jose store in expansion move

Purple Lotus, the No. 1 weed dispensary in San Jose, plans to open a store at a prominent downtown location.
The dispensary hopes to help revitalize downtown San Jose.
The downtown location will be an addition to Purple Lotus' existing operations. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose State University will buy downtown tower around end of 2025

San Jose State University plans to purchase a former hotel tower to convert into student housing in downtown San Jose.
The university will house 700 to 800 students in the tower starting in fall 2024.
SJSU aims to exercise its option to become the permanent owner of the tower by December 2025. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
8 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Hilton Signia Hotel

San Jose State University has reached a $113 million deal with a developer to convert a former hotel into a student residence hall.
The conversion is the largest post-pandemic conversion of commercial property in the Bay Area for residential use.
The project will provide affordable housing for undergraduate students and contribute to the expansion of the university's presence in downtown San Jose. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
8 months ago
Education

Downtown Hotel to Sell One Tower for Proposed San Jose State Student Housing

San Jose State University has made a $113 million lease-buy-back deal with Throckmorton Partners to convert a former hotel into a student residence hall.
The project will provide affordable housing units for undergraduate students by fall 2024.
The university's expansion in downtown San Jose will benefit small businesses and entertainment venues. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
8 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

SJSU student housing deal may be win-win for university, San Jose

San Jose State University is planning to use a $113 million deal to expand its influence and transform downtown San Jose into its campus.
The deal is seen as a win-win for the university and the city's downtown district, as it will enrich the urban core and provide opportunities for students.
San Jose State's impact and influence will extend well beyond the campus to the western edges of downtown San Jose. [ more ]
Funcheap
8 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose's "Downtown Ice" Ice Skating Sessions (Closing Day)

The downtown San Jose ice rink opens on November 17 and operates daily through January 15, 2024.
Admission fee is $21 but on opening day, special $10 admission is available.
Opening celebration on November 17, 2023, is free to watch. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Weed dispensary plans new downtown San Jose store in expansion move

Purple Lotus, the No. 1 weed dispensary in San Jose, plans to open a store at a prominent downtown location.
The dispensary hopes to help revitalize downtown San Jose.
The downtown location will be an addition to Purple Lotus' existing operations. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose State University will buy downtown tower around end of 2025

San Jose State University plans to purchase a former hotel tower to convert into student housing in downtown San Jose.
The university will house 700 to 800 students in the tower starting in fall 2024.
SJSU aims to exercise its option to become the permanent owner of the tower by December 2025. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
8 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Hilton Signia Hotel

San Jose State University has reached a $113 million deal with a developer to convert a former hotel into a student residence hall.
The conversion is the largest post-pandemic conversion of commercial property in the Bay Area for residential use.
The project will provide affordable housing for undergraduate students and contribute to the expansion of the university's presence in downtown San Jose. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
8 months ago
Education

Downtown Hotel to Sell One Tower for Proposed San Jose State Student Housing

San Jose State University has made a $113 million lease-buy-back deal with Throckmorton Partners to convert a former hotel into a student residence hall.
The project will provide affordable housing units for undergraduate students by fall 2024.
The university's expansion in downtown San Jose will benefit small businesses and entertainment venues. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
8 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

SJSU student housing deal may be win-win for university, San Jose

San Jose State University is planning to use a $113 million deal to expand its influence and transform downtown San Jose into its campus.
The deal is seen as a win-win for the university and the city's downtown district, as it will enrich the urban core and provide opportunities for students.
San Jose State's impact and influence will extend well beyond the campus to the western edges of downtown San Jose. [ more ]
Funcheap
8 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose's "Downtown Ice" Ice Skating Sessions (Closing Day)

The downtown San Jose ice rink opens on November 17 and operates daily through January 15, 2024.
Admission fee is $21 but on opening day, special $10 admission is available.
Opening celebration on November 17, 2023, is free to watch. [ more ]
moredowntown San Jose
Thesanjoseblog
7 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Spend $125 at San Jose Downtown Businesses and get a $25 gift card

The San Jose Downtown Association is offering a promotion to support local businesses in Downtown San Jose.
By spending $125 at Downtown San Jose businesses, customers can receive a $25 gift card. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
1 month ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Google might bring an affordable housing project to Downtown San Jose

Google's Downtown San Jose project is temporarily on hold, but progress is being made on building culture and an affordable housing project, signaling continued investment in the area. [ more ]
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