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August 29, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Developers of Oxnard's 36,000-square-foot Trolley Plaza Shopping Center, scheduled to open in early September near the Oxnard Airport, are in the process of selecting businesses and negotiating leases for the center's approximately 30 store spaces. Getting the right mix of shops for the location is a process that takes some strategic planning, said Aaron Raznick, president of Raznick & Sons Inc., the Woodland Hills-based developer of the center.
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January 7, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 200 acres of agricultural land would be replaced by a housing tract, school, hotel, restaurants and a shopping center under a proposal that will be publicly presented for the first time tonight The project's developers will take their proposal--which includes a 780-unit subdivision--before the board of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District, hoping to rally their support. As part of that effort, officials from HiJi Brothers and EJM Development Co. are offering to donate 33 1/2 acres to be used for youth soccer fields and 3 1/2 acres for a gymnasium and other recreation facilities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
McDonald's failed once in an effort to move into the Oakbrook shopping center in Thousand Oaks. Mobil Oil Corp. failed twice. And now McDonald's is back to try again. The fast-food restaurant chain is hoping the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission will buy its plans to sell Big Macs in what is now a vacant Marie Callender's in the shopping center. McDonald's Corp. wants to purchase the building near Avenida de Los Arboles and Erbes Road to open a restaurant with drive-through service.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Burnham Pacific Properties in San Diego has signed a purchase agreement for Simi Valley Plaza, a 219,775-square-foot entertainment and promotional center, for about $24.5 million. The company expects initially to acquire a 49% minority interest in the Simi Valley center and has the right to acquire the remaining interest by December 1998. Simi Valley Plaza is anchored by Home Base and Edwards Theatres. Other major tenants include Boston Market and Payless Shoes.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jan Owsley of Ventura is glad to have a place to market her handmade ceramic moons and cow-shaped gravy boats without having to open up her own store. Likewise, Camarillo's Dawn Wetzell is pleased to sell her wood-crafted goods without the intensive, long hours required for crafts fairs. Both Owsley and Wetzell rent booths at My Own Space, a crafters' mall on Thompson Avenue in Ventura.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Construction has begun on new Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores that will anchor the Shopping at the Rose retail center, at the Ventura Freeway and Rose Avenue in Oxnard. The units, which are expected to provide 400 jobs, will mark the entry into Ventura County of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest retailer. The company plans to employ 250 workers in the 145,000-square-foot Wal-Mart and 150 in the 135,000-square-foot Sam's Club membership warehouse outlet.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1992 | JACK SEARLES
Ventura County now boasts not one but two major real estate properties that have been put on the market with identical price tags of $29.5 million. The new offering is Mountain Gate Plaza, Simi Valley's largest shopping center. The 282,000-square-foot mall joins a package of buildings and acreage at Oxnard's Channel Islands Business Center on the sales block at the same asking price. Mountain Gate has had several face lifts since opening in 1963.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
An Encino commercial real estate concern that is involved in developing a regional mall in Simi Valley has opened a branch office there. The brokerage, Capital Commercial Real Estate, is representing Forest City Development and the city of Simi Valley in negotiating to buy 80 acres for the proposed Simi Valley Regional Mall. Developers hope to build five department stores on the property, at the Simi Valley Freeway between Erringer Road and 1st Street.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1992 | JACK SEARLES
The leasing market for neighborhood and community shopping centers on the Oxnard Plain has bottomed out and should show a slight improvement during the rest of the year, said Reed Henkelman, a vice president of CB Commercial Real Estate Group in Ventura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 200 acres of agricultural land would be replaced by a housing tract, school, hotel, restaurants and a shopping center under a proposal that will be publicly presented for the first time tonight The project's developers will take their proposal--which includes a 780-unit subdivision--before the board of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District, hoping to rally their support. As part of that effort, officials from HiJi Brothers and EJM Development Co. are offering to donate 33 1/2 acres to be used for youth soccer fields and 3 1/2 acres for a gymnasium and other recreation facilities.
BUSINESS
January 2, 1996 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Ciarelli was pleased to see theatergoers flocking to the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks for the recent production of "Les Miserables." It's not that Ciarelli had a hand in the show. It's more that he was a very interested bystander. The Thousand Oaks resident is the owner of The New Jungleland Cafe, a bistro-style restaurant just down the street from the arts complex, in the Select Conejo Plaza shopping center on Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With shopping centers sprouting up out of barren lots all over Ventura County, and existing retail complexes expanding in multiple phases of development, The Oaks shopping center in Thousand Oaks sits where it has for 17 years, virtually unchanged. Well, not quite. With last week's opening of the Track 'N Trail shoe and apparel store, The Oaks has welcomed a dozen new retailers to the 140-store mall since mid-October, the majority arriving since the beginning of November.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
An Encino commercial real estate concern that is involved in developing a regional mall in Simi Valley has opened a branch office there. The brokerage, Capital Commercial Real Estate, is representing Forest City Development and the city of Simi Valley in negotiating to buy 80 acres for the proposed Simi Valley Regional Mall. Developers hope to build five department stores on the property, at the Simi Valley Freeway between Erringer Road and 1st Street.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As developers of the Camarillo Factory Stores and the Oxnard Factory Outlet expand their highly visible locations along the Ventura Freeway, a neighboring freeway-side shopping hub, Oxnard's Shopping at the Rose center, is busily going about its own growth. Finishing touches are currently being put on a 47,000-square-foot Best Buy electronics and appliance store, which is expected to open at the shopping center within two weeks.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Developers of Oxnard's 36,000-square-foot Trolley Plaza Shopping Center, scheduled to open in early September near the Oxnard Airport, are in the process of selecting businesses and negotiating leases for the center's approximately 30 store spaces. Getting the right mix of shops for the location is a process that takes some strategic planning, said Aaron Raznick, president of Raznick & Sons Inc., the Woodland Hills-based developer of the center.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jan Owsley of Ventura is glad to have a place to market her handmade ceramic moons and cow-shaped gravy boats without having to open up her own store. Likewise, Camarillo's Dawn Wetzell is pleased to sell her wood-crafted goods without the intensive, long hours required for crafts fairs. Both Owsley and Wetzell rent booths at My Own Space, a crafters' mall on Thompson Avenue in Ventura.
NEWS
February 14, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Julie Gassert could no longer face the boarded-up storefronts and cracked walls of her favorite San Fernando Valley malls, she headed west this week for a more therapeutic shopping experience in Ventura County. "It feels like a ghost town over there," said the Reseda resident, shivering as she rested on a bench at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. "Here, it feels like another world. It's nice to see normal operations and normal things going on."
BUSINESS
November 28, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With shopping centers sprouting up out of barren lots all over Ventura County, and existing retail complexes expanding in multiple phases of development, The Oaks shopping center in Thousand Oaks sits where it has for 17 years, virtually unchanged. Well, not quite. With last week's opening of the Track 'N Trail shoe and apparel store, The Oaks has welcomed a dozen new retailers to the 140-store mall since mid-October, the majority arriving since the beginning of November.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One thing that has surprised Peggy Wimberley in her first five months as general manager of the Oxnard Factory Outlet is the number of cars that pass by the 148,000-square-foot complex as they travel along the Ventura Freeway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. "In our situation, the daily traffic count is 120,000," she said.
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