SAN JOSE — A complicated of new gleaming housing towers in downtown San Jose is having a large-identify retailer as its initial professional tenant as the project’s developer begins to scout for apartment residents.

Starbucks has signed a lease for a large area on the ground floor of Miro, a blended-use housing, cafe, retail, and business complicated in downtown San Jose, in accordance to Ted McMahon, main expense officer with Bayview Progress Group, developer of the brand-new challenge.

San Jose-primarily based Bayview is also actively trying to get tenants to rent the 630 flats in the two-tower housing complex, which is positioned at 181 E. Santa Clara St.

Starbucks leased place at the corner of East Santa Clara Road and North Fifth Avenue. The beverage store room will wrap all-around that corner and have frontages on each streets. It will be located throughout the road from San Jose Metropolis Hall.

“We are quite delighted to have Starbucks on the 5th Street corner of the project,” McMahon stated. “For our upcoming citizens, this is seriously like an amenity to be capable to go downstairs and get their favourite coffee.”

All explained to, Miro will consist of roughly 19,000 sq. feet of business space on its initial two floors that front on East Santa Clara, North Fourth, and North Fifth streets.

On the ground floor, this incorporates the Starbucks area and web sites for eating places or shops. On the next ground, the industrial space could be places of work or a restaurant.

A Starbucks experienced been open at East Santa Clara Street and North Third Road but shut its doors in 2020 amid the business shutdowns joined to the coronavirus.

“Miro was usually poised to lease up its residences immediately,” mentioned Bob Staedler, principal executive with Silicon Valley Synergy. “The addition of Starbucks will only add to that momentum.”

Till cafe and retail tenants are identified to sign up for Starbucks on a very long-phrase basis, Bayview Progress is employing a brief-phrase solution to activate the floor ground.

Floor ground cafe and retail areas, with outdoor gathering parts, in Miro housing tower advanced at 181 E. Santa Clara St. in downtown San Jose, idea. // Steelblue

 

A “pop-up electronic artwork gallery,” in another thriving offer for Miro, will look at East Santa Clara Avenue and North Fourth Street via displays produced by artists affiliated with San Rafael-dependent cFire.

“We are incredibly enthusiastic to husband or wife with cFire to do a electronic artwork set up in the West Retail place that must open in August,” McMahon mentioned. “This is a distinctive use of the space to convey more activation to downtown that can be seen by any individual on Town Corridor Plaza.”

cFire projector display on the aspect of The Goods Mart developing in Chicago. // cFire

Spouse and creative director Zheng Chongbin of cFire is expected to be a key participant in the electronic artwork pop-up exhibit at Miro.

“These fellas are environment-class and I’m fired up to see what they can do with the place,” McMahon mentioned.