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Asian Tea, Boba and Lightbulb Glasses Come to Downtown

March 16, 2018 | Blog

Tea Alley just celebrated its opening at 40 South First Street.  Tucked alongside a charming paseo, it’s a little jewel of a place with contrasting walls of glass and stone. Infinite variations of tea and boba can be enjoyed encased in digital light bulbs that tw…

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Apple WWDC returns to San Jose

March 15, 2018 | Blog

For the second year, Apple will hold its 29th World Wide Developers Convention, or WWDC, in San Jose. Last year, the first time the event had been held in San Jose, thousands of attendees flocked to Downtown San Jose from Cupertino, California, and 75 other countries. T…

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SCU offers San Jose vendors option to accept student access cards for payment

March 13, 2018 | Blog

Guest Blogpost by Kate Laughton: SCU Senior Fellow, Leavey School of Business With a quick swipe, Santa Clara University’s student access card allows students easy on-campus purchases of food, library check-outs and access to dorms and gym.  Now, through the Vendor…

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Thoughts on attending International Shopping Center Convention 2018

March 13, 2018 | Blog

Last week, a group of OED staff attended this year’s International Shopping Center Convention in the newly opened Monterey Conference Center. With more than 1000 attendees, the event was an interesting networking challenge, giving us random access to brokers, deve…

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