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March 22, 1997
After a long wait and a bitter fight over a few million dollars, Pasadena officials joined developers Danny Bakewell and Lonnie Bunkley on Friday in a ground-breaking ceremony for a shopping center. The Fair Grove Renaissance Plaza, a 5.1-acre project, is expected to serve as the "anchor of the northwest Pasadena community," Mayor William Paparian said.
August 2, 1997
Construction is scheduled to begin soon on Long Beach's largest-ever retail project--a $100-million shopping center whose prime location on former naval land once triggered criticism from neighboring cities. New on ramps and off ramps from the nearby 605 Freeway remain to be built, but Phoenix-based Vestar Development Co. says it expects to break ground this month on the Long Beach Towne Center.
January 13, 1985
A $7-million improvement and expansion program featuring the planting of citrus trees has been completed at East Anaheim Center, State College Boulevard and East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, and the shopping center has celebrated its "Grand Reopening." The project added 85,000 square feet of building area, bringing the center's current size to about 400,000 square feet, accommodating 60 retail stores, restaurants and services, along with parking for 1,600 cars.
August 20, 2000
Re "Shopper Killed in Shootout at Van Nuys Costco," Aug. 14. When I read LAPD Lt. [Jim] Grayson's comment, "It was a totally wanton disregard for the welfare of the people who were out there," I agreed completely, although perhaps not in the sense the lieutenant intended. The armored car personnel who engaged those robbers in a gun battle in a crowded parking lot were extremely irresponsible. Whoever trained and / or instructed those personnel to "draw and shoot" when faced with armed robbers, regardless of the location or the presence of crowds of innocent bystanders, was equally negligent.
March 9, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Real estate developer Rick Caruso said Tuesday that he has purchased the Golden Key Hotel in Glendale, clearing the way for an expansion of his Americana at Brand shopping center. Hotelier Ray Patel sold his 55-room inn to Caruso Affiliated for an undisclosed price and will continue to operate it as a tenant for the rest of the year, Caruso said. The transaction ends a standoff between Caruso and Patel, who previously rejected Caruso's $6-millon offer for the property. The hotel on Colorado Street and an adjacent former retail building Caruso bought earlier will be demolished to enlarge the mall.
June 29, 1986
Van Buren Plaza, a 37,000-square-foot retail shopping center at 5555 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, has been sold for $3.1 million to Van Buren Plaza, a general partnership. The purchaser was represented by Marcus & Millichap, Newport Beach, and the seller by the firm's Los Angeles office.
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