Apple sign touts grand opening of new San Jose store

SAN JOSE — Apple is moving closer to a grand opening at San Jose’s Westfield Valley Fair mall for what would be one of the tech titan’s flagship stores.

The big new Apple store will be perched at a prominent location next to what’s already evolving into a busy dining district at the San Jose shopping, restaurant, and entertainment complex on Stevens Creek Boulevard.

An Apple logo and a sign touted the prospect of a soon-to-open Apple store that’s expected to be a two-store retail site in San Jose.

“We’ve got something special in store for you,” stated a sign on a wall of the future store. “Our grand opening is coming soon.” The Apple logo was in black.

Apple and Westfield Valley Fair made a wise move by placing the new Apple store next to the outdoor restaurant area of the shopping center, in the view of Nick Goddard,

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Remake eyed for big downtown San Jose project

SAN JOSE — A big mixed-use development on the eastern side of downtown San Jose is headed for a possible makeover because the government agency slated to occupy the site might wind up at another location in the city.



diagram, engineering drawing: Downtown San Jose mixed-use development of residences, residences, retail, and a plaza, at 675 E. Santa Clara St. between 14th Street and 15th Street, overview concept.    David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long      David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long


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Downtown San Jose mixed-use development of residences, residences, retail, and a plaza, at 675 E. Santa Clara St. between 14th Street and 15th Street, overview concept. David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority has been working toward a dramatic redevelopment of a vacant lot on E. Santa Clara Street where the agency would be the anchor office tenant — but now it’s possible the government entity will establish its main offices elsewhere.

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Regardless of the Housing Authority’s decision, a redevelopment of what is now a blighted, vacant parcel is deemed to

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