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By Bill Kisliuk, | April 15, 2011
Americana at Brand developer Rick Caruso and the owners of a former recording studio have settled their legal dispute, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court official, removing the last legal thorn in Caruso’s effort to expand his 15.5-acre Glendale mall. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed and representatives for Caruso Affiliated and the studio, Backroom Entertainment Inc., declined to comment. The studio occupied a brick building at 230 S. Orange St., steps away from Caruso Way shops and restaurants.
By Charles Cooper | April 16, 2004
An MBA might have been helpful for Glendale residents trying to follow the financial debate Tuesday night as members of the City Council tried to quantify the cost and value figures for the proposed Town Center project. Most of the dozens of speakers didn't try to tackle the numbers, instead rehearsing the arguments they will voice for and against the project next week when the big showdown over the project arrives. The report was prepared by the city's internal audit section, headed by Bill Fox. It was an attempt to pull all the numbers together in one document.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | February 9, 2008
DOWNTOWN — As drivers and pedestrians crane their necks to assess the fortress-like Americana at Brand construction site, it may appear that the 15-acre megaplex is far from completion. And the 475,000-square-foot development is still in the making, but it remains on target for an April 17 completion date, said Rick Caruso, president and chief executive officer of Americana developer Caruso Affiliated. “It will be done,” he said. The stores are expected to open soon after construction is completed, and leasing and sales offices for the project’s residential components are slated to open in about 30 days, he said.
March 17, 2011
This is great time for the city of Glendale. On Wednesday, our company, Caruso Affiliated, announced the expansion of the Americana at Brand to include a brand new Nordstrom store (“Nordstrom will move to Americana,” March 17). At the same time, we purchased the space in the Galleria II wing of the Glendale Galleria that is currently occupied by Nordstrom. Caruso Affiliated has made a significant investment in Glendale with the development of the Americana at Brand, which has already generated more than $3 million in new sales tax revenue for the city.
January 17, 2004
The development drama playing out between the city, Caruso Affiliated Holdings' Town Center plan and General Growth, owners of the Glendale Galleria, had some more plot twists this week. On Wednesday, city officials went out of their way to assert that the $60-million Town Center "subsidy" figure being bandied about by several parties, including General Growth and Mayor Frank Quintero, is 1) not accurate and 2) not a subsidy. Yes, the city will spend in the neighborhood of $70 million to acquire all the land needed for the project, but nearly half of the property will stay with the city, including the small park area Caruso is receiving $4 million to develop.
January 23, 2004
Darleene Barrientos The owner of the Glendale Galleria has taken its dispute with Caruso Affiliated Holdings, the company behind the proposed multimillion-dollar Town Center, to the homes of Glendale residents. General Growth Properties, which owns the Galleria, is mailing residents a pamphlet about the clash. The material reads, "By the end of March, the City plans to approve a town center development that will cost Glendale taxpayers $60 million.
By Arin Mikailian, | April 11, 2014
The Glendale Galleria, which underwent a major renovation that was unveiled last fall , is gearing up to offer a slew of new stores and eateries in the coming months and news about what will take over the former Nordstrom space could come as early as May. Meanwhile, the Americana at Brand will soon welcome a few new tasty offerings. The upcoming openings come on the heels of the opening of a Bloomingdale's store last November in the Galleria on the corner of Brand Boulevard and Broadway.
By Judee Kendall | November 26, 2008
It is terribly unfortunate that the wildfires and resulting devastation in Southern California were occurring at the same time the Americana at Brand held its first spectacular tree lighting and accompanying pyrotechnics display (“Fiery display riles council,” Nov. 19). Admittedly, the timing wasn’t the best. However, in defense of the Caruso Affiliated management team, they went the extra mile to ensure an absolutely safe display that, with the agreement of the Fire Department, posed absolutely no danger to the area and its surroundings.
By Stephanie Nelson | August 13, 2004
The League of Women Voters of Glendale and Burbank will host an informal public forum regarding the special election on the proposed Town Center/Americana at Brand project. The public forum will take place Sept. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Glendale City Council chambers. It will also be televised on GTV6, Glendale's cable channel. The forum will feature five panelists: two representing Caruso Affiliated, two representing General Growth Properties, and a member of the city management staff.
April 10, 2008
Judges wanted for ?Oral Boards? day The Glendale Unified School District is looking for community members to serve as judges for the ?Oral Boards? presentations done by graduating seniors at Clark Magnet High School. Each graduating senior completes a persuasive research paper and related fieldwork on a topic, and then presents the project to a panel of judges during the Oral Boards day. The panel consists of school staff, school district staff, former students and community members.
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