Plan For Urban Village At San Jose's New BART Station Raises Concerns With Local BusinessesThe Little Portugal neighborhood near Five Wounds church in San Jose will be transformed when BART pushes into downtown San Jose of the next decade.
California Eyes Shuttered Malls, Stores For New Housing To Address Ongoing ShortageCalifornia state lawmakers are grappling with a particularly 21st-century problem: What to do with the growing number of shopping malls and big box retail stores left empty by consumers shifting their purchases to the web.
Christesen's Western Wear in Pleasanton to Close Doors After 92 Years in BusinessAn iconic retail store that has been a fixture in downtown Pleasanton for decades, Christesen's Western Wear recently announced it is going out of business.
Fry's Electronics Shutting Down Operations; Victim Of COVID-19 Fiscal WoesLong-time San Francisco Bay Area retail mainstay Fry's Electronics has announced it will be shutting down its 31 stores across nine states as a result of the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Off-Duty Oakland Cops Hired to Patrol Big Retailers Hard-Hit by ThievesSome stores in Oakland are paying upwards of $100 per hour for off-duty police officers to provide security after crime rates spiked in the past few months.
Old Navy Moving Mission Bay Headquarters To SF EmbarcaderoOld Navy, Inc. is moving its headquarters from San Francisco's Mission Bay to the Embarcadero.
Google Unveils Mountain View Development Plans; Will Include Retail, Dining, HousingGoogle has revealed plans for a large development in Mountain View that includes affordable housing. The tech giant says its goal is to help solve the Bay Area housing crisis.
Macy’s Hilltop Mall Store In Richmond To Close In MarchThe Macy's store at the ailing Hilltop Mall in Richmond will close in March, the chain said Monday in a letter to city and county officials.
Bankruptcy Court Approves Sale Of Cash-Strapped J.C. PenneyJ.C. Penney is on course to emerge from bankruptcy by Thanksgiving, after a U.S. bankruptcy court approved the sale of the ailing 118-year-old retailer to its two largest landlords and its primary lenders.
Gap Inc. To Shutter 350 Stores by 2024, Leave Shopping MallsGap Inc. announced this week that the company plans to leave the nation's shopping malls.
Macy's Posts $431 Million Loss As In-Store Sales Drop 61%Macy’s got more people to shop on its website and app, but it wasn’t enough to make up for plummeting sales inside its department stores.
Gap Permanently Closing Stores In San Francisco's Embarcadero, Market Street, StonestownGap Inc. is permanently closing three of is stores in San Francisco, according to a report.
Danville Scales Back Street Closure After Retailer ComplaintsClosing down the main street to allow for outdoor dining has been a popular idea in many smaller Bay Area cities. But in some cases, the closures are hurting businesses.
Target Joins Walmart In Closing Stores On Thanksgiving Day Before 'Black Friday'Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales.
Santa Clara County To Lift Some Pandemic Restrictions On Business, Recreation FridayNew parts of Santa Clara County's economy and civic life will be allowed to reopen Friday after weeks of being shuttered by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the efforts to slow its spread.