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Old April 5th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:03 AM   #2
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Uniqlo Expansion Takes Retailer Out to West Coast
By DANA MATTIOLI

Uniqlo is opening its first West Coast location, part of a plan to open hundreds of stores in the U.S. at a time when domestic retailers are retrenching. Dana Mattioli has exclusive details on Lunch Break. Photo: AP

Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo is opening its first West Coast location as parent Fast Retailing Co. rolls out its plan to open hundreds of stores in the U.S., even as American retailers are retrenching.

The 29,000-square-foot San Francisco store, near where Gap Inc. first opened its doors, heralds more pressure on U.S. retailers already battered by foreign competitors. Uniqlo is also scouting locations in Los Angeles and other California cities, says U.S. Chief Executive Shin Odake.

Uniqlo's three existing U.S. stores all are in New York City. The San Francisco store will open in the fall . . . .
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...EYWORDS=Uniqlo
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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Old April 11th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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It's going to be at 111 Powell.
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It's going to be at 111 Powell.
Yes! Here's another little blurb about it from the SF Business Times:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranci...pen-first.html
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Old April 19th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #6
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April 18, 2012, 11:01 AM
Westfield Sells Shopping Malls to Starwood for $1.15 Billion
By Gillian Tan

Global property developer Westfield Group says it will sell eight non-core shopping centers in the U.S. for $1.15 billion.

“The proceeds from the transactions will initially pay down corporate debt and then be redeployed in higher return redevelopment opportunities in the U.S., including the World Trade Center,” Westfield Group co-chief executive officer Peter Lowy said in a statement.

Starwood Capital Group will take a 90% stake in seven centers . . . .
Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/dealjournalaust...ORDS=Westfield

In the print edition of the WSJ, the article listed the properties being sold. One of them is San Francisco's Metreon.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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Metreon can't catch a break. I was there a few days ago and it looks like it's starting to get better.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #8
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Metreon can't catch a break. I was there a few days ago and it looks like it's starting to get better.
Starwood is a good organization. I don't think this is necessarily bad for them. I can even see benefits to having two such powerful outfits--Starwood and Westfield--competing almost across the street (Mission St.), although Westfield must not be too worried about competition or they wouldn't be selling.

The print article also mentioned that the theme for Westfield is to divest "medium sized" malls and keep the biggies. That means Metreon goes, SF Center is a keeper.
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Yeah, the remodeled Metreon is looking great. I think it'll do just fine once the restaurants are built out and the Target is up and running.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #10
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Best Buy to close two Bay Area locations
San Francisco Business Times by John Sailors
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012, 6:58am PDT - Last Modified: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 9:48am PDT

Best Buy has named the stores it plans to close including its locations in Pittsburg and East Palo Alto.

The retailer is also shuttering its store in Manteca and four other California cities . . . .
Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranci...locations.html
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Old May 16th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #11
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Hard to believe H&M has been in San Francisco long enough for one of its stores to require a makeover, but it's true. The now-25,000-square-foot Westfield San Francisco Centre store reopened Thursday after a six-month renovation with a new lower level housing a men's department, plus a more "fashion-forward" interior and fixtures. The first 250 shoppers in line each day ending Sunday received gift passes and giveaways. And that isn't the only change at Westfield: Look for new doors Franchesca's Collection and Ecco (level 2), Steve Madden and Fossil (level 3), Henri Hubert San Francisco (level 4) and more food options throughout the center.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 06:18 AM   #12
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NikeTown in S.F. to get new name, new look
Andrew S. Ross, Chronicle Columnist
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Swoosh! Just like that, NikeTown will soon disappear from San Francisco.

The 50,000-square-foot store, an anchor tenant in Union Square for the past 15 years, will be closing within the next 12 months for a complete remodeling, according to two company sources.

When it reopens, it will be called NikeSF, or Nike San Francisco, I'm told, as part of a nationwide rebranding exercise by the Beaverton, Ore., athletic apparel giant. Similar changes are taking place at the NikeTown in Chicago, which closed for remodeling in March, and will be called Nike Chicago, said the sources . . . .
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Old May 18th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #13
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I guess this is "retail":

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Feisty New Player in Newspaper Fray
Todd Vogt Is Buying Local Publications and Ragging on Rivals
By SHIRA OVIDE

Todd Vogt, leader of an investor group that recently agreed to buy the San Francisco Bay Guardian—a left-leaning weekly that boasts of "printing the news and raising hell"—has plans to raise some of his own as a combative newcomer in the local newspaper industry.

The investor group's deal to acquire the Guardian in April followed its purchase in December of the San Francisco Examiner. Deal prices weren't disclosed. Mr. Vogt, 44 years old, says he may not stop there, and would like to piece together a Bay Area newspaper chain . . . .

To save money and free up Guardian staff to focus on news coverage, Mr. Vogt plans for the Examiner to take over some business functions from the Guardian, including printing copies of the weekly paper. Mr. Vogt has pledged to continue the Guardian's progressive viewpoints as he works to steady the paper's finances and perhaps buy another newspaper . . . .
The Bay Guardian and Examiner: Corporate siblings. Will wonders never cease? Now whose election endorsements can I read (in order to vote the opposite to what they recommend)?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #14
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A mega-Walgreens is headed for lower Powell Street
C.W. Nevius, Chronicle Columnist

An epic Walgreens store - "unlike anything you've ever seen," according to District Manager Dave Devencenzi - is planned for lower Powell Street, just off the cable car line. The store will remodel the lower floor of the existing Walgreens and then expand upstairs to take over Lori's Diner, which is moving up the street . . . .

It will feature its own bakery, a custom cosmetics department, fresh produce, a juice and coffee bar, and fine wines and alcohol. First, however, the location must have a liquor license approved.

. . . there are only two like it in the country, one in New York City and the other in Chicago.

At the Chicago grand opening in January, a Tribune reporter gushed about the sushi bar, mini health spa and $2,000 bottle of cognac . . . .
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius...et-3694215.php
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LA's Littlejohn's Candies Is Coming To Market Street
Friday, August 3, 2012, by Carolyn Alburger

Los Angeles old-timer treasure Littlejohns Candies is currently building out its first candy shop/English toffee house outside of LA in the former furniture store at 1422 Market Street. Littlejohn's has been doing its thing for about as long as our local See's Candies, and they've been in the same spot at the Farmers Market in LA since 1946 . . . . Littlejohn's San Francisco, a local candy kitchen and retail outpost that's been six years in the works, will be just about a half block from the new Twitter enclave (1355 Market). There will be a chocolate window looking onto Market Street, allowing passers-by to see the candy-making process. A huge retail case and an open kitchen with copper kettles will populate the interior.

The plan is to serve the exact same signature products they do down South: English toffee, handmade fudge, salted caramels, hand-dipped hand-rolled chocolates, these marshmallow caramel things, and more . . . .
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Virtually all of the ground floor commercial tenants have moved out of the Odd Fellows building in front of the Civic Center BART/MUNI station on the corner of 7th. It is the building that had a few Asian "restaurants," a Payday Loans, a barber shop, and a liquor store . . . .

The 1909 building was designed by G.A. Dodge as a meeting hall for the Odd Fellows Fraternal Order, who occupied the upper three floors while the first three floors were leased out. The Odd Fellows arrived in San Francisco during the Gold Rush and were housed on the site in previous buildings since the 1880s. In 1917, the store fronts were remodeled by architect Earl Bertz.

Building permits from June 2012 indicate that the ground floor will be occupied by CVS . . . . The entrance will be located at the corner where the cash checking business used to be, though it's unclear if the pharmacy will take up the entire ground floor retail space.

http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2012/0...lding.php#more

This change at 7th & Market is more excellent news for Mid-Market. This is one of the few areas downtown that actually needs a new drugstore since the Merrill's that was on the next block forever closed a few years ago. And one lest check cashing business is a good thing. The Chinese take-out place actually wasn't bad, though.
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I feel like screaming Hallelujah!

After 30 years of vacancy, the old Honda motorcycle dealership at Van Ness & Eddy is being fixed up (covered by scaffolding at the moment) and I was told today by one of the workers a Mini Cooper dealership is moving in.
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After 30 years of vacancy, the old Honda motorcycle dealership at Van Ness & Eddy is being fixed up (covered by scaffolding at the moment) and I was told today by one of the workers a Mini Cooper dealership is moving in.
Yes!!! Such a great building. Been dark for too long.
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http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranci...-flagship.html
No wonder why Old Navy covered up the northeast part of their flagship store... It'll be good to see both Levi's and Old Navy coexist in one prime spot indeed. The next question is: what would become of the future-vacant Levi's store on Stockton and Post?
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