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Heritage Holiday Champagne Tea

This holiday season enjoy a traditional tea with scones, finger sandwiches and sweets. This event features exclusive blends by Satori Tea and champagne by Guglielmo Winery, both will be served by the players of Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company. After tea time, tour historic houses decorated for the holidays! Seatings are at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. For tickets contact Juanita Lara (jlara@historysanjose.org) or call 408.918.1045. This festive event hosted by History San Jose will take place on December 10th....
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Silvery Towers Update

11/30/2016 team

Silvery Towers Update

Photo taken today at the Silvery Towers construction site where the project is making progress! ...
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Work Up a Thanksgiving Day Appetite with the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot!

It’s that time of year again! Before we sit down to our feasts, there is an opportunity to work up an appetite with the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. This Thanksgiving Day tradition includes a 5k run/walk, a 10k run, a Celebrity/CEO 5k, and a wheelchair 10k.The races start at Santa Clara and North First Street in Downtown San Jose and follow various routes with everyone finishing at Santa Clara Street at Delmas Street. The event starts at 8:30am and goes until noon with registration typically running around $45. Even if you are not walking, running, or rolling, there is a festival area and kid zone with plenty of fun things to do at Guadalupe River Park / Arena Green. The Turkey Trot has been responsible for donating significant quantities to charities in the past and this year their goal ...
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Valley Title Towers Coming to the SoFA

KT Properties has been responsible for some of the major changes made recently to the downtown San Jose skyline. Their accomplishments include Axis, One South, and Silvery Towers (which is currently under construction). KT Properties’ latest endeavor will be a pair of towers near the entrance of the SoFA market at San Carlos and First Street. This site is currently home to a large parking lot and an underwhelming two-story building. The towers will sit adjacent to Original Joe’s, Anno Domini and Café Stritch with SJSU just a couple blocks away. If KT Properties succeeds in approving and developing this building, it will be an excellent addition to this neighborhood, adding both retail space and another thousand residences. ...
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Skate Under the Palm Trees at Downtown Ice!

Downtown Ice, the ice skating rink located in the middle of downtown San Jose, opens today! Hawaiian Airlines, Kristi Yamaguchi and her Always Dream Foundation have partnered with the San Jose Downtown Association to produce the Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, presented by Sobrato Organization. The rink operates Nov. 18 through Jan. 16. at the Circle of Palms, 120 S. Market St. Kristi Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympics figure skating gold medalist, will help with opening celebration today, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. at the rink. Goring forward the general hours, during November, early December and after the holidays in January, are tentatively 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 p.m.-midnight on Friday; noon-midnight on Saturday; and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday.  During the winter break, the r...
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The Holly Jolly VTA Trolley

You may have seen an old-school trolley decked out for the holidays meandering around town recently, that is the Holly Trolley! This historic trolley car was built in Milan, Italy in 1928 where it originally operated until the mid-1980s. It was then donated by the Italian government to the San Jose Trolley Corporation. Previously decorated in the theme of Halloween, the VTA’s Holly Trolley is now fully decked out for Christmas and is circling Downtown San Jose. This ride is completely free for the entire holiday season and operates between the Civic Center and San Jose Diridon light rail stations. Whether your plan is to visit Christmas in the Park, go ice skating, or dine in downtown San Jose's many restaurants, the Trolley will get you there!  2016 Historic Trolley Service:  ...
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Diridon Project Makes Progress (VIDEO)

Following the lawsuit concerning Trammel Crow’s Diridon project, the San Jose Sharks' parent company and the City of San Jose have now reached a proposed settlement! This past June, Sharks Sports & Entertainment filed a lawsuit challenging the city's environmental approval of Diridon, which will be built on a parking lot near the SAP Center. This project is proposing two office towers which are planned for a lot adjacent to the existing Diridon Station on land now used for SAP Center. The planned development will have 1 million square feet of office space, ground floor retail and 325 apartments. At the center of this lawsuit was concern regarding parking, as this development would eliminate around 800 current spaces. The proposed settlement still needs to be approved by the San Jose ...
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San Jose According to Forbes

Forbes recently listed San Jose as the 5th happiest city to work in on its list of The 20 Happiest Cities to Work in Right Now! This is great news to support the upward trend that San Jose has been experiencing. We have a lot to look forward to here in Downtown San Jose with the exciting influx of development, infrastructure, and business! Check out the full list published by Forbes. http://www3.forbes.com/leadership/the-20-happiest-cities-to-work-in-right-now/17/...
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You Can Now Follow Us on Instagram!

We’ve joined Instagram! Follow us @siliconvalleylofts for information on new listings, open houses, and all things Downtown San Jose! Even if you just like looking at photos of all of Downtown’s coolest lofts, condos and penthouses.. then go check us out  :-)  https://www.instagram.com/siliconvalleylofts/?hl=en...
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Exceptional Downtown Penthouse [Virtual Tour]

Situated on the top floor, this incredibly spacious condo only shares one wall for exceptional privacy. The home’s ideal floorplan encompasses two master suites complete with huge walk-in closets and luxurious en suite bathrooms, one of which contains a large soaking tub separate from the standing shower. Beautiful LVT flooring is featured in both bathrooms a well as the kitchen. This gourmet kitchen also features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and a spacious breakfast nook. A tray ceiling detail with a custom chandelier adds a gorgeous architectural element to the dining room while a gas fireplace serves as a focal point for the living room. This spacious living area is light and bright with sliding glass doors that lead to a private, courtyard facing balcony. These easte...
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