San Jose - Retail & Industry
Google founders' net worth jumps $17 billion after AI search announcement; publishers remain wary
Alphabet stock surged due to an impending overhaul of Google's search engine, driven by AI advancements. The change could either benefit or injure an already at-risk industry in online publishing. Some fear reduced viewer traffic and financial implications, while others embrace opportunities ahead.
Tech startup lender Silicon Valley Bank collapses, triggering U.S. economic fears
The 16th largest bank in the U.S. and one of the key lending partners to countless Bay Area tech startups has failed. Silicon Valley Bank, which is responsible for $210 billion in assets, collapsed on Friday, sending shockwaves across the U.S. economy. It is being reported as the biggest banking collapse since the fall of Washington Mutual in 2008.
Beloved pet and farm supply store in central San Jose set to close by month’s end
Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply, at 759 West San Carlos Street, first opened in 1986, but the legacy of the family who runs the pet and farm supply store is more than 150 years old, and it once housed a basement speakeasy.
San Jose approves plans for a sprawling new urban village on the west side
The San Jose City Council has approved a sprawling redevelopment plan on the west side of town that would turn a prominent shopping center into an 11-acre urban village development with residences, shopping areas, and open space.
San Jose Planning Commission is recommending more pot shops all over the city
The number of storefront cannabis dispensaries could more than double in the next few months if the city council approves new zoning changes that were pushed forward by the Planning Commission in a recent 8 to 3 vote.
Hoodline's guide to the new shops and dining coming to San Jose's Santana Row
Handmade Chinese dumplings, gourmet ramen, high-end outdoor and activewear, and hot yoga are all due to open by the end of the year at San Jose's Santana Row, which already saw one major new opening this week – Nike Live.
San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel files for bankruptcy, evicts pro hockey team and other guests
Guests at downtown San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel, including the Vegas Golden Knights pro hockey team, found themselves out of a place to stay Friday when the hotel shut down suddenly in the midst of a bankruptcy filing.
Support Black-owned businesses this season by patronizing these South Bay spots
This has been a year of steady calls to support Black-owned businesses, and the holidays can be a great opportunity to vote with our wallets. Below is an incomplete list of Black-owned businesses to check out in the San Jose area this season.
Shop local for the holidays: Hoodline's gift-giving guide in support of small South Bay businesses
Hoodline's Shop Local guides showcase a variety of mom-and-pop shops around the Bay. Check out our starter list of small businesses to support in the San Jose area. They all deliver crowd-free shopping and good old-fashioned customer service – and many offer customized gifts, private shopping appointments and personal phone consulations.
San Jose business owners donate over $15k to help competitors hit with COVID violation fines
After a local businessman started a fund to cover the costs of San Jose businesses hit with fines for Covid violations over Thanksgiving weekend, support has flooded in from other business owners wanting to help.
No more warnings — businesses breaking coronavirus rules will be fined in South Bay
For months now, most businesses have been adhering to health measures and restrictions brought on by the pandemic, but there has never been full-blown enforcement of the rules in Santa Clara County, until now.