As the long Labor Day weekend approaches, employees at a major retailer in Burbank are facing an uncertain future. Staples at 1060 West Alameda Avenue is shutting down in a few weeks. Apparently, the customer volume has dropped off significantly at the office supply store in the Rancho Marketplace Shopping Center. Earlier this year, Staples announced it would be shuttering at least of 70 of its underperforming stores in North America.
Another factor in the closure may be the recent reported acquisition of Staples, for $6.9 billion, by private equity firm Sycamore Partners. The Rancho Staples is expected to close its doors in October.
Former Burbank Councilman’s office building up for lease
A lot of changes for Ex-Burbank Councilman, Dr. David Gordon, in the past few months. Last spring, Dr. Gordon lost his bid for re-election. Now, the long time Media City optometrist is shutting down his business at 851 North Hollywood Way. Gordon opened his practice at that location back in 1982, according to his website. The medical office space is reportedly 1, 525 square feet and it’s for lease at $5,337 a month.
A real estate sign in the front of the property states Gordon’s practice is “relocating to new office.” So far, no word on exactly where Dr. Gordon will be continuing his practice.
New hotel planned for Burbank
Another hotel moving to the Media City. A Cambria Hotel is being developed for “a half-acre parcel” at 201 South Glenoaks Blvd, according to San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Cambria is an upscale brand of Choice Hotels International.
The Journal says the new Burbank hotel will be 90 rooms and “… include a fitness center, pool, rooftop lounge, bar meeting spaces and on site dining.” Plans are to open the new hotel sometime in 2019.
Food Groove: Labor Day weekend
For all those serious foodies and wine lovers, “The Taste” is this Labor Day weekend. The annual festival is a creative experience, which reportedly celebrates “the flavors of the world Southern California style.” It’s hosted by the The L.A. Times’ food staff and some of the best known chefs and bartenders in Los Angeles.
Paramount Pictures Studio will be transformed into an epicurean pop-up and block party from this Friday, September first, through Sunday the third. Visitors will get to taste eats from some of the best local kitchens as well as a variety of wines, beer, and seasonal cocktails. Tickets are on sale now. Check out the prices, events, and more details about “The Taste” click here