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Staples at the Rancho Marketplace Shopping Center in Burbank

City Buzz: Major Burbank retailer to shutdown and new hotel in the works

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... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 549 South San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank ready for grand opening Saturday July 11, 2015

New hotel in Burbank sold

The new SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Burbank has been sold for $60 million. R.D. Olson Development broke ground on the 102,075-square-foot hotel with a budget of $44 million at 549 South San Fernando Boulevard in January of 2014. It officially opened last Monday. The hotel features 170 rooms with free Internet connections, kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges, coffee service, outdoor patio with fire pit, pool and spa, a fitness center, and a bar area, which honors Hollywood icons in a tribute to the nearby Burbank studios. Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.of... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- SpringHill Suites 549 South San Fernando Boulevard Burbank July 11, 2015

New hotel set to open in Burbank tomorrow

A new hotel is set to open in Burbank tomorrow. The SpringHill Suites, managed by Marriott, has been under construction for more than a year. Yesterday, work crews were out putting the final touches on the 170 suite boutique-style hotel. The suites are “larger than typical hotel rooms” and according to a news release there  are plenty of special amenities: “Every aspect, from furniture and lighting to colors and fabrics, has been carefully selected to offer calm and refreshing spaces. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces,... Read More →

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Artist's rendition of SpringHill Suites by Marriott Hotel in Burbank

Ground breaking for new Burbank hotel

Burbank is one step closer to getting a new hotel. Yesterday, a ceremonial ground breaking was held for the $40 million SpringHill Suites by Marriott on San Fernando Boulevard between Providencia and Santa Anita Streets adjacent to Downtown Burbank. Executives from R.D. Olson Development and  Marriott International joined some City of Burbank officials for the event, according to a news release. “SpringHill Suites will add to the continuing vibrancy of South San Fernando Boulevard, placing guests just a few strides from our wonderful downtown. This property will offer tourists yet another... Read More →

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