Notes from San Jose Downtown Association….
We appreciate this update from the San Jose Downtown Association, on happenings and openings in and around Downtown.
Two new stores at MOMENT: As planned, two businesses moved into MOMENT at San Pedro Squared in August:
- Hapertas and Company opened Aug. 16, offering “classic bespoke goods for the modern gentleman.” Owner and designer Jill Evan’s inventory includes neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, cuff links, scarves and leather goods, all hand-crafted in California. This is Habertas’ first brick-and-mortar location and the first products for men sold at MOMENT. Online sales are at hapertasco.com.
- Empire in the Air, a community-based clothing brand, opened in early September. The six-person creative collective will focus their shop on apparel, including shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, dresses and accessories. They will also bring in speakers and workshops. Styles can be viewed at empireintheair.com.
Both leases will continue through January.
MOMENT at San Pedro Square opened May 18, the result of a Knight Cities Challenge grant to the San Jose Downtown Association, who worked with the City Department of Transportation and contractors to convert ground floor space in the Market-San Pedro Garage into an active retail environment made up of temporary shops. Moving out of MOMENT are Sea Senorita Studios and Blooms Privé. Staying on for now are the two other original tenants: Fractal Flora and Bobo Design Studio.
SideMark does a body good: SideMark moved its headquarters from Santa Clara to 96 N. Second St. Since 1984, SideMark sells office furniture and walls for office interiors, using the tag-line, “We make work feel good.” Forty-five employees occupy the home office.
Pageboy on Post: Pageboy Salon has opened at 30 Post St. Owners Jasmine Lazzarino and Blair Carson present a warm, inviting and high-end boutique salon focused on the customer. Contact them at Pageboysj@gmail.com, or (408) 352-5700.
Spread Deli & Bottles spreading to San Jose: Jordan Trigg and Charlie Mann have opened their second Spread deli and bottles at 110 Paseo de San Antonio. Hand-crafted sandwiches and salads can be paired with 20 draft beers, more than 200 bottled brews and local wines.