April 18, 2014
SUISUN CITY — Six years after its approval, a Wal-Mart Supercenter store is set to break ground next week on Highway 12 east of Suisun City.
April 7, 2014
CORTE MADERA — Women’s activewear maker and retailer Athleta, a division of Gap, Inc., is doubling the size of its pilot brick-and-mortar store in a move to Corte Madera.
March 31, 2014
SANTA ROSA — A 5-year-old hydroponics retailer with two Santa Rosa locations plans to triple the size of its main store this spring after sales grew 50 percent last year and are on track to do so again.
March 27, 2014
CORTE MADERA — Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH) today announced a 92 percent increase in net income for its fiscal year ended Feb. 1.
“In 2013, RH continued to outperform the home furnishings industry by a wide margin. We increased net revenues 33 percent on a comparable week basis, and comparable brand revenue increased 31 percent on top of 28 percent last year, delivering our fourth consecutive year of over 25 percent comparable brand revenue growth,” said Gary Friedman, chairman and chief executive.
March 24, 2014
For all of the talk of the dreaded impact of e-commerce, the North Bay’s shopping center marketplace boasted a vacancy rate of just 4.5 percent heading into 2014.
March 24, 2014
So much focus is on downtown Napa. However, the city has enjoyed some national retailers in other areas.
A number of retailers have been added in the past year downtown or are coming soon, contributing to the low 5 percent vacancy rate.
March 17, 2014
It’s set to be busy a season for retail construction in the North Bay, with several hundred thousand square feet of retail space nearing completion or about to go into construction in Windsor, Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Napa.
March 10, 2014
Union Bank, N.A., partnered with financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE and the Sonoma Valley Boys & Girls Club …
Basin Street Properties has signed a lease with Redwood Trust Deed Services …
FARROW Commercial Construction has been awarded the Perspective Magazine Award …
PlugOut has launched in Petaluma …
Sonoma County Tourism received three Adrian Awards …
March 3, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Stanroy Music Center, which has been a downtown fixture for instrument repair, sales and training for 66 years, came close to closing recently before a longtime employee and a former one stepped up to keep the name alive and revamp its reputation via expanded inventory and a larger venue.
February 28, 2014
PETALUMA — The number of Athleta brick-and-mortar women’s activewear stores increased 85 percent in fiscal 2013 and drove store growth in North America for parent company Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), prompting the company on Thursday to call it a “breakout year” for the Petaluma-based brand.
February 24, 2014
Mezcal Vago of Mexico inks a distribution deal with The Henry Wine Group of Benicia. …
Hennes & Mauritz, or H&M, opened a store in Fairfield. …
Cyan Inc. of Petaluma said it signed a deal with a South Korean provincial government to install its Blue Planet software-defined network. …
Swedish wine club Munskänkarna, the world’s largest, named Sonoma and Napa counties this year’s “Wine Regions of the Year.” …
Napa Valley Vintners and Visit Napa Valley give $5 million to Napa Valley Vine Trail. …
TexaCali Wine Co.. and Winemonger form a strategic partnership. …
Winemakers Paul Hobbs of Sebastopol and Johannes Selbach of Germany buy a New York vineyard. …
Food & Wine magazine named Oakville-based Silver Oak best in steakhouses. …
Korbel Brandy turns 125. …
Treasury Wine Estates rebooted its Sonoma County-focused Souverain brand for the first time since the 2006 sale of the landmark Geyserville chateau. …
February 12, 2014
NOVATO — San Rafael-based bicycle retail chain Mike’s Bikes plans to expand its headquarters and distribution center in a move to a 28,000-square-foot building in Novato, allowing further collaboration between departments and room to grow for the 16-year-old company.
February 7, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Sonoma Outfitters has been on the same corner of Railroad Square for a quarter century, but the boats, backpacks and other outdoors recreational equipment won’t be making the voyage this spring to the new location in an upscale-oriented shopping center on the east side of the city.
February 3, 2014
HEALDSBURG — The Silveira automobile dealership has survived six decades in business, including a shakeout of nearly 60 percent of General Motors dealerships nationwide, and is passing to third generation management and ownership.
February 3, 2014
NAPA – To better understand both resident and visitor impact on the local Napa economy, a group of regional developers commissioned the Buxton Company, a leading customer analytics firm based in Ft. Worth, Texas, to help identify Napa’s major retail and restaurant customers, determine where they come from and the value they deliver to local businesses and the city itself.
January 17, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) on Friday said it plans to open its second Santa Rosa department store, currently under construction at Coddingtown Mall, in July.
December 30, 2013
If 2013 felt like a busy year, it’s because it was as the Business Journal’s Top 10 stories illustrate. From the most extensive transformation of Sonoma County’s energy sector ever to the construction of the $800 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park to the reshuffling of health care to major wine M&A deals in Sonoma and Napa, 2013 could very well be viewed a decade from now as a pivotal year for the region.
December 18, 2013
NAPA — Mark Pope, founder of Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Spirits, a Napa shop connecting valley visitors and far-flung consumers with rare and much-in-demand beverages for two decades, on Wednesday said it plans to go global, thanks to new financial backers.
December 9, 2013
ST. HELENA — Marketers of wine should be prepared for the full arrival of “Millennial” generation consumers at drinking age in the next two years, surging adoption of Internet retail sales and increasing understanding of “core” consumers as imbibers of fine beer and spirits as well as wine, according to a major tracker of wine consumer trends.
December 5, 2013
NAPA — Zapolski Real Estate, LLC, on Thursday said it entered into another joint venture with Trademark Property Co. for significant rework of downtown Napa commercial space, this time to help fund the $25 million renovation and redevelopment project underway at the former Napa Town Center and surrounding buildings.
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