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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.
May 21, 2008
‘Pillow Talk’ better than reviewer said The theater review on May 7 by Mary Burkin surprised me (“‘Pillow’ is comfortably set on stage”). She enjoyed “Pillow Talk,” but the second intermission slowed things. I saw “Pillow Talk,” and had to see it a second time, not only for the excellent acting of the performance, but to be at the second intermission again. The scene change, done by Paul Reid, moving the furniture, was worth admission in itself.
February 11, 2004
Traffic solution for the Town Center The main concern about the Town Center at the last Redevelopment Agency meeting was traffic. General Growth and others believed that the closing of Harvard Street and parts of Orange Avenue would increase traffic on the surrounding streets. The meeting ended with no conclusion on traffic. However, I believe a good solution would be an installment of a trolley system along Brand Boulevard. This was originally Mr. Caruso's idea, but I have not seen any progress since.
By Zain Shauk | October 29, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Crews worked in delicate choreography early Wednesday to load a 110-foot Christmas tree into the Americana at Brand square nearly two months before the actual holiday. The early setup, which involved a 170-ton crane, will set the stage for the Americana to begin arrangements for its holiday festivities, including fake snow showers, visits from Santa Claus and a tree-lighting show Nov. 19. It also brings the atmosphere of a December holiday into the shopping center at a time that shoppers may find unusually early, said Brian Connett, professor of marketing at the Cal State Northridge College of Business and Economics.
By Ryan Vaillancourt | April 30, 2008
Trailed by a flashing media horde, Americana at Brand officials offered sneak peeks Tuesday of the highly anticipated 15.5-acre development as construction workers laid the finishing touches on buildings and store interiors. Along the way, guides pointed to an array of amenities and luxury components they say make the Americana more of a five-star resort than an outdoor mall with apartments and condos. “I feel like I’m on a Disneyland tour,” said Rick Caruso, president and chief executive of Caruso Affiliated, the developer of the Americana at Brand, as project architect Dave Williams carried a portable speaker and microphone.
By Jason Wells | March 13, 2009
GLENDALE — A Caruso Affiliated proposal to host a Sunday farmers market at the Americana at Brand is threatening to produce yet another standoff with a local business owners. The Montrose Shopping Park Assn. and other community leaders are protesting the proposal as a direct affront to the Harvest Market, which has operated every Sunday for seven years on 2800 block of Honolulu Avenue. “This is a delicate economy right now and a place the size of Montrose just isn’t in a position to take a whole lot of hits,” said Dale Dawson, president of the shopping park association, which sponsors the market.
By Zain Shauk | December 30, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Sales of the Americana at Brand’s Excelsior condominiums have steadily grown since owner Caruso Affiliated dropped unit prices by as much as 40% this summer, with more than half of the project now sold, company officials said this week. Fifteen of the 100 units were sold before Caruso Affiliated launched an aggressive ad campaign in May, plastering banners on the walls of the Americana that promoted condos as “priced below cost.” Some units sold at a discount of more than $100,000, executives said.
By Bill Kisliuk, | January 22, 2011
Fresh off selling his building to Americana at Brand developer Rick Caruso, Henry David testified that construction of the outdoor mall undermined his former tenant's business. David, whose family owned the one-story brick building at 230 S. Orange St. for 40 years, said he believed demolition of nearby buildings and construction of the Americana at Brand nearly a decade ago made it impossible for recording studio Backroom Entertainment to survive on that site. "They had been having trouble ever since they started clearing the land" for the Americana, David testified.
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 Max Zimbert | December 25, 2009
GLENDALE — Thirty-two public and private schools in Glendale will be among the 270 beneficiaries of an Americana at Brand donation program, company officials said. For much of December, customers at the Americana and sister development the Grove could opt to donate 5% of their receipts to a school of their choosing. Almost all schools in Ventura and Los Angeles counties were eligible. “Customers supported their schools,” said Jennifer Gordon, a senior vice president with Caruso Affiliated, which owns the two outdoor malls.
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