2018 has been a big year for development in San Jose as Silvery Towers rose to its full height and began taking form as the future luxury tower it promises to become and Google purchased millions of dollars in property around Diridon, eventually coming to an agreement with the city to purchase other city-owned lots in a milestone moment for the proposed campus. With many more housing and multi-use developments planned for downtown, 2019 is sure to see significant changes to the San Jose skyline.
This influx in development is encouraging new businesses within the downtown core. Blue bottle coffee still plans to open a San Jose location, San Pedro square continues to expand with new restaurant options and retail offerings with spaces such as the newly installed “Moment” shops.
Recently, one of downtown San Jose’s historic properties, dubbed the “Saratoga Capital building, revealed its latest retail tenants that plan to move in at the start of the new year. The property at 52-78 E Santa Clara St. will now play host to Miniboss, a new arcade/bar, and SuperGood, a new Southeast Asian eatery. Miniboss is the latest creation by the vetran San Jose business owners of Original Gravity Public House and Paper Plane. Both SuperGood and Miniboss with open next month in the space described as “warm-industrial.”
Chris Freise, the managing partner and co-founder at Lift Partners who recently sold the Saratoga Capital building, believes that milestones such as Blue Bottle opening its first South Bay location in downtown San Jose signify “new momentum in a larger effort to bring more ‘authentic retail’ to San Jose’s downtown core.” With the opening of Miniboss and SuperGood, San Jose continues to see this momentum, and will undoubtedly continue to witness more and more growth over the course of the coming years.