Housing, retail complex OK’d in downtown Sunnyvale

SUNNYVALE — City officials have approved plans for a new mixed-use residential and retail tower in downtown Sunnyvale that would become part of the successful CityLine Sunnyvale neighborhood.

Developers have proposed a new downtown Sunnyvale tower that would be 12 stories high and include homes and ground-floor retail and be adjacent to a town square expected to become a kind of “living room” for the neighborhood.

CityLine Sunnyvale is a new neighborhood of offices, shops, restaurants, homes, and open spaces that will effectively create a new downtown for the South Bay city.

The neighborhood is a project being built in phases by a joint venture of two major developers: Sares Regis Group of Northern California and Hunter Storm.

The Sunnyvale Planning Commission Monday night approved the two-building housing and retail tower.

“The approval of this project signals the continuing forward momentum for CityLine Sunnyvale following the opening of AMC Theaters and Whole Foods Market last year,” said Travis Duncan, an assistant vice president at Sares Regis Group of Northern California.

AMC DINE-IN Sunnyvale 12 movie complex and Whole Foods, which leased space in the same building, have effectively become the anchor tenants of the new downtown Sunnyvale.

Whole Foods occupies

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Barclay Street Real Estate capitalizing on hot retail condo market

In the multi-family residential market, condominiums have given way to rental units as more young people and those downsizing look for the benefits of living in new, modern spaces rather than spending their money on maintenance and other costs of ownership.

a train is parked on the side of a building: A rendering of Royal Vista Landing, a new condo development in northwest Calgary from Barclay Street Real Estate.

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A rendering of Royal Vista Landing, a new condo development in northwest Calgary from Barclay Street Real Estate.

Commercial real estate is a different matter. With banks eager to loan to owner-users at appealingly low rates, small businesses are taking the opportunity to invest in their own buildings.

George Larson and his team of Manish Adiani and Blair Best at Barclay Street Real Estate are pre-selling two attractive retail condo developments, one in the northwest and another in the northeast.

Construction is expected to begin this spring in Royal Vista Landing, a retail development on the corner of 112 th Avenue and Royal Vista Link N.W., in the same block as the private high-academic-achievement Renert School.

Larson says the location of the three-building complex amid vibrant and healthy northwest communities will benefit from the busy 112 th Avenue, which is the corridor past the Northwest Auto Mall to Beacon Hill Centre. And just to

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Greendigs Opens ‘Living Design Experience’, An Interactive Gardening Education Incubator and Experiential Retail Space

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Greendigs, the direct-to-consumer marketplace for design-forward plants and décor, is pleased to have opened its Living Design Experience in Columbus, Ohio. 

Equal parts experiential retail incubator, interactive gardening education center, and content creation studio, Greendigs’ Living Design Experience offers an immersive growing experience where people and plants can interact in ways like never before. A highly unique offering within its industry space, Greendigs designed the location intent on connecting with customers experientially, while also focusing on content. The result is a buildout perfect for both avid plant collectors and those new to the magic of live greenery, where visitors will find inspiration in the ideas, instruction and products featured inside. Plants and accessories on display can also be found at ShopGreendigs.com, the brand’s e-commerce site, and an array of products from local artisans will be available on location for purchase.

Acclaimed New York-based events designer David Stark and his team from David Stark Design & Production spent five months conceiving and transforming the 2,715-square foot street-level space into an inviting, living design studio and gardening inspiration center. Inspired by his love of greenery and passion for infusing life

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Mitch Gould of Consumer Products International Sees Home Improvement Retail Sales Staying Strong in 2021

Boca Raton, FL, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — When COVID-19 forced millions of people to stay at home, many of them got busy fixing up their homes, which is why retailers, such as Lowes and Home Depot, thrived during the pandemic.

Third-quarter sales for Lowes increased 30.1 percent to $22.3 billion, while Home Depot reported a 24 percent spike from 2019 as people spruced up their homes while stuck at home.

“The reason the U.S. economy has shown resiliency is that COVID-19 didn’t hurt all the consumer goods sections. For many consumers, they just switched from in-store purchases to online buying,” said Mitch Gould, founder and CEO of Boca-Raton based Consumer Products International. “Many consumer industries, such as home improvement, thrived during the health crisis.”

Gould said the U.S. economy in 2021 should continue to rebound as Americans receive stimulus and expanded unemployment checks, and businesses receive aid from the government.

“We have a $900 billion stimulus package that will fuel the immediate economy while the country expands its vaccination rollout to reach millions of people,” Gould said. “As more people receive the vaccine, I think you will see a return to normalcy.”

Annual expenditures for renovation and

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