The new shop completes the Time Square shopping center that has undergone a makeover in both appearance and tenancy the past few years.
Thanks to its unique delivery system, the firm was able to proceed with the mission despite weather conditions that would have grounded a normal ground-based launch, CEO Dan Hart said.
Units will be set aside for both formerly homeless seniors and formerly homeless senior veterans.
Kroger, for its part, claims the report is misleading.
Work to reinvigorate the building as a residential space began in 2017, and now the 11-story, 106-unit apartment building is slated to open in the spring.
The prestigious award is given each year to an organization or individual for “unique contributions” to the meetings industry, according to the CVB.
The Bixby Knolls-based software development company Laserfiche is slated to move into its new headquarters in late February or early March—but the firm’s plans for the property look a little different than when construction on the project began in 2019.
Buttigieg touted efforts being made at the local, state and federal level to alleviate the issues within the supply chain, including a large influx of money for infrastructure and other investments.
Local real estate experts predict 2022 will be a year of rebound and growth for the retail and office sectors—which faltered as a result of the virus—while industrial real estate continues to thrive amid the chaos.
The funding would go toward infrastructure projects, workforce training and other initiatives to quell the ongoing supply chain crisis.
LAB Holding, the company behind the The LAB Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa and the Anaheim Packing District, expects to start construction on The Beat—a project that will redevelop the Atlantic Avenue corridor in North Long Beach—in the first quarter of this year.
The Long Beach City Council agreed to extend the Grand Prix of Long Beach contract through 2028.
Long Beach will look at creating a program that could provide pre-approved accessory dwelling unit layouts to interested property owners in an effort to speed up housing production in the city.
Tuesday’s vote extended the temporary ban to the end of February. Evictions that were served due to unit remodeling between Dec. 31 and Tuesday would be covered by the extended ban.
The purchase price was not disclosed and the buyer did not specify what changes, if any, would be made to the retail center.
Richard Branson, along with Virgin Orbit senior leadership, is expected to ring the opening bell for the Nasdaq on Friday.
The proposed taproom that could be approved Thursday would be Beachwood's third location in the city.
When Sherrif Karamat, president and CEO of the global Professional Convention Management Association, stopped by Long Beach late last year, I took the opportunity to sit down with him and get his perspective on how COVID-19 has changed the convention business overall and how Long Beach is seen in the industry.
A new initiative recently unveiled by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance is pushing for an “all for one and one for all” mentality for property owners, businesses and residents of the Downtown community.
The grand opening of the new Lincoln Park, also part of the Civic Center project, is slated for February.
In 2019, the last full year of conventions before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city hosted 38 conventions with a total of 123,204 room nights. Already for 2022, the city has 31 conventions on the books, for a total of 94,513 room nights.
The group wanted to move into the Gilmore Music store, but it was too pricey, so they'll carry on the shop's legacy at a new location.
The fee, which charges companies for shipping containers that sit too long on the docks, has already been delayed numerous times.
All things considered, Long Beach Airport is closing out 2021 better than expected—and officials say they’re looking forward to increased passenger volumes in the new year.
In Long Beach, not surprisingly, the priciest homes all have views of the water: Alamitos Bay, Naples’ canals or the shimmering blue Pacific Ocean.
Ships were stacked up off the coast of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Community Hospital opened (then closed), and some of the city’s major leisure and tourism industries restarted after months of pandemic closures.
The Pier B On-Dock Support Facility, launched a decade ago, is an $870 million rail project that would reconfigure 171 acres of land southwest of Anaheim Street and the 710 Freeway to improve cargo movement via a rail system.
The new addition will expand the lobby seating dining area to double its seating capacity. The kitchen will also be expanded and will enable the restaurant to produce new bakery and menu items, including house-made pita.
The internationally famed chain will be taking over the former WaBa Grill at the Harding Plaza on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street.
You might not find what you’re looking for at Fern’s, but you’d almost certainly find what you weren’t looking for.
Over 70% of LA County cities and unincorporated areas have a lower unemployment rate than Long Beach.
The Long Beach housing market appears to be cooling slightly from its pandemic peak—at least as far as pricing goes. But lenders say interest in home finance is still strong.
As part of it continued effort to alleviate the supply chain crisis, the Port of Long Beach has contracted a tech developer to create a new data-sharing platform for $400,000.
Project types vary, ranging from door replacements at Boys & Girls Club facilities throughout the city to updated window and air filtration systems at local schools to creating park and open space. The program also has paid for health education, community outreach and mobile clinics, mostly centered around asthma and other respiratory diseases, which are more prevalent along the 710 corridor than other parts of the city.
The organization's Board of Directors voted during its Wednesday meeting to create a nine-member search committee that will be tasked with finding a replacement for longtime president and CEO Kraig Kojian, who, according to the DLBA, "agreed to part ways" with the organization last month after 25 years.
On Jan. 1, 2020, Farmers & Merchants had $7.6 billion in total assets. Fast forward to today, and the bank’s assets have grown nearly 53% to $11.6 billion.
Long Beach Community Foundation President and CEO Marcelle Epley discusses the challenges nonprofit organizations have faced since the onset of the pandemic, why the holidays see a surge in giving, what issues are most important as Christmas approaches and best practices for making donations.
Elbow grease, paint and community camaraderie are transforming West Long Beach along Santa Fe Avenue.
The acquisition announcement comes during a busy month for Rocket Lab, which also announced a successful mission and a new multi-launch deal; the company has also unveiled the designs for its new spacecraft.
To owner Andrew Nishimoto a coffee shop invokes creativity and collaboration. Whether it’s a business wanting to grow its footprint or a regular neighborhood group that wants to plan its next gathering, he encourages it all.
In just one year, rents have shot up 5% or more in most city ZIP codes, amounting to more than $100 in extra costs per month for mostly lower-wage workers.
The Radiance previously sailed as the Victory and first took to the sea in 1998. In 2018, Carnival announced it would give the vessel a complete makeover to the tune of $200 million.
Only 30 ships are anchored or loitering within 40 miles of the San Pedro Bay Ports but the backlog is 96 ships strong, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.
A city official said that just 10 of the 30 businesses currently operating a parklet on Second Street in Belmont Shore have indicated they might pursue a permanent structure.
The Long Beach Armory building on Seventh Street is being sold to a development group that could build 64 affordable housing units in the parking lot behind it and between St. Anthony High School and Gumbiner Park.
The Long Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to create an ordinance that could make it more expensive for landlords to evict tenants for remodels and require a 90-day notice for them to move.
Long Beach budget analysts had projected a $36 million deficit for the 2023 fiscal year but increases in tax revenue could make that deficit smaller.
The number of containers waiting extended periods on dock actually has increased since Nov. 24.
ACE Academy offers work-based learning and other real-world experiences for students. The new partnership with the Port of Long Beach kicked off in late October and will include training for teachers, field trips for students and representatives of the Port of Long Beach on the program’s advisory board.
The space features a retail store (open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), a screening theater, 3D and other fabrication facilities, a wood-working space, a motorcycle garage, design rooms and a slew of offices.
LA Fitness is taking over the former Best Buy location at the Marina Pacifica retail center, which has sat vacant for over three years.
The company chooses locations in both low-income and high-income areas and prices its food differently based on the neighborhood.
Details about the future project have not been announced, but under the Southeast Area Specific Plan, it cannot be taller than five stories.
Zillow announced early last month that it would close Zillow Offers, the arm of its business that buys and resells houses online. The news highlighted a small sector of the residential real estate industry that gained more attention during the COVID-19 pandemic: iBuying.
Inventory is at a historical low, and the market is being dominated by investors and cash buyers. Taken together, those two factors don’t bode well for traditional homebuyers, even as the market appears to cool.
Despite the city’s best efforts, the development of affordable—and moderate-income—housing remains well below targets outlined by the state’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), which projects housing needs and the number of units each city must create to keep up with that need.
The new fee could have gone into effect Nov. 29 after the most recent delay, but officials announced it has been pushed back until Dec. 6 at the earliest.
If all goes according to plan, the co-op can open by October 2022.
Unemployment in Long Beach continues to inch downward but remains above Los Angeles County and the state as a whole.
On Nov. 27, shoppers are encouraged to skip the trip to chain stores and shop with their local small businesses instead. To help sweeten the deal, business improvement districts across the city have come up with activities that give shoppers an opportunity to learn more about the locally owned businesses in their area and even win gift cards for shopping there.
This season especially, in the wake of a pandemic that throttled small businesses, we recommend getting off the couch, putting your phone down, and shopping local.
Your trash bill will likely go up. The city will have to purchase tens of thousands of new waste bins and will likely have to purchase new trucks and employ more refuse workers to make sure the organic material is hauled away to processing sites.
The projected growth in passenger numbers will contribute to the airport's ongoing rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials first announced the new charge last month, and it was originally slated to go into effect Nov. 1. But it appears the mere threat of the penalty has spurred more container movement, and implementation the fee has been postponed multiple times since.
Founded during the AIDS epidemic of the mid-80s and early 90s, the CARE Center at St. Mary Medical Center was once squarely focused on helping HIV-positive patients survive the deadly disease. Today, helping patients in the LGBTQ community take care of their mental health, alleviating housing insecurity and prevention are at the core of its mission—and so is helping them escape the grasp of a new pandemic.
The listing price is substantially higher than what the property fetched just two years ago when current owner, Newport Beach-based private equity firm Fort Ashford Funds, bought it for $29 million from New York-based Fortress Investment Group.
After some delays during the pandemic, which according to the developers led to shortages in building materials and staffing limitations, Shoreline Gateway’s first residential tenants moved into their units in September.
Located at 6378 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., the 8,800-square-foot showroom is making a home in a space adjacent to AMC Marina Pacifica 12, which has been vacant since mid-2020 after being vacated by Pier 1 Imports.
In an attempt to centralize how it assisted businesses through the crisis, Long Beach announced last November that it was launching a new program called BizCare as a kind of one-stop-shop for small business owners. So one year into the program, I was curious to learn how successful it’s been in its mission.
Both deals are with Japan-based companies and come as Virgin Orbit is gearing up for its third and final launch of the year next month.
Dubbed “Love At First Insight,” the mission delivered two satellites into a circular orbit 430 kilometers (more than 267 miles) above Earth’s surface for BlackSky, a real-time geospatial monitoring company.
As the pandemic has waned and infection rates in the U.S. have remained below those of last year’s surges, hospital nurses, paramedics and caretakers of the elderly have seen some respite. Still, mixed in with relief and hope are fear and frustration about those who refuse to be vaccinated or follow safety protocols, and the ongoing risk of infection.
The news came amid a DLBA-led investigation into longtime president and CEO Kraig Kojian for alleged mistreatment of employees.
An increased number of flights by the largest air carrier gave a boost to passenger traffic at Long Beach Airport in October after months of lagging recovery, airport officials said Wednesday.
“We are going to be front and center," the governor said. "We're going to be aggressive. We're going to be bold, and we're going to demand our fair share of investment.”
Since the emergence of COVID-19 almost two years ago, medical facilities have faced an onslaught of challenges—from overcrowding to budgetary shortfalls to staff shortages. Some of the challenges were the result of the pandemic and some were exacerbated by it, but many hurdles remain, according to hospital executives.
As of Wednesday morning, the emergency department will no longer accept ambulance dispatches. The department will fully, permanently close one week later.
Medical procedures as seemingly innocuous as a cast removal can be stressful for young children and even teens, according to medical experts. So to alleviate—or at the very least distract from—some of that stress, staff at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center's campus have turned to virtual reality.
It’s a future none of us want to see happen in Long Beach or in any other community.
Port officials said the ports will "delay consideration" of the container dwell fee until at least Nov. 22, citing progress in clearing containers without the penalty fee.