Author: Janice Bitters (Janice Bitters)

Santa Clara mulls zoning overhaul that may draw live music

Santa Clara’s nightlife has been stunted because of red tape, costly regulations and outdated policies, some leaders say, but now they’re trying to change that. Mike Seitz would love to have live music at the planned Barebottle Brewery in Santa Clara, just like at the company’s San Francisco taproom, but he and his business partners...

Jay Paul Co. continues downtown San Jose buying spree

San Francisco developer Jay Paul Co.’s buying spree in downtown San Jose hasn’t yet slowed. On Friday, the company spent $100 million on two slices of land at 200 Park Ave. and 282 S. Almaden Blvd. That marks its third major property purchase in the city’s downtown in less than a year. Jay Paul Co....

Prime downtown San Jose tower sale to shatter records

One of downtown San Jose’s most prominent office towers, known as 50 West, or the KQED building, is set to sell to developer Jay Paul Co. in a deal that industry insiders say will break records and set a new high-water mark for commercial space in the city’s urban core. “It certainly as recognizable a...

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