A trendy convenience store has opened its doors at Metro at Main in Corona.
Street Corner isn’t a new concept, but it’s a first for the city and the Inland Empire. While the franchise-based store has been around for 32 years, its retail space puts a modern twist on the classic city bodega.
Calling itself an “express” -style store, it sells groceries, grab-and-go meals and snacks, coffee, beer and wine. Food items include sandwiches, wraps, salads, breakfast items and organic products, Frazil slushies and other cold treats.
The new store is aimed at residents of the new complex at 434 N. Main Street but the general public is welcome, too.
“We’re looking forward to getting to know residents and the local community,” said franchise owner Sham Birla, a resident of Eastvale. “The goal was to create an inviting environment along with fresh food and the in-and-out convenience people on the go appreciate.”
The mixed-use Metro at Main includes retail, commercial space and 850 apartments with amenities such as pool and spa, bistro, pet park, fitness center and sky deck.
The company says it has 38 franchisee-owned stores in 19 states.
Fontana shopping center anchored by Cardenas sells for $ 70.5 million
The Inland Empire Center, a 309,500-square-foot shopping center in Fontana, has sold for $ 70.5 million, according to CBRE.
The buyer was JH Real Estate Partners Inc., a privately held real estate investment firms in Newport Beach.
The retail center at 16701-16873 Valley Blvd. has 16 parcels and tenants including Cardenas Market, Ross, Planet Fitness, Regency Theaters, Burlington, Taco Bell, plus several casual-dining restaurants.
Patrick Wade and Alex Kozakov of CBRE represented the seller, The Baralat Co. in Westlake Village.
“The sale of Inland Empire Center illustrates the tremendous resurgence in demand for well-located Hispanic grocery store-anchored centers in infill markets in Southern California,” said Kozakov.
He said the brokerage got multiple offers for the property.
CBRE research says retail vacancy levels will decline in the region, leading to higher rental rates through 2026.
Senior Helpers launches in Chino
Senior Helpers, a franchise-based provider of in-home senior care, has opened a new office in Chino operated by Patrick Moskus.
The franchise serves senior citizens and their families throughout the city. Moskus hopes to hire at least 75 people in the region over the next year.
For more information about Senior Helpers of Inland Empire or open positions, go to www.seniorhelpers.com/ca/inland-empire/ or call Moskus at 909-256-0240 or email him at email@example.com.
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Palm Desert resorts need to fill 600 jobs in next 3 months
Marriott Vacations Worldwide is looking to fill some 600 jobs in the next three months at the company’s five Palm Desert area properties.
There’s a $ 1,000 signing bonus for qualified hourly employees, too.
Job openings are available in guest services, housekeeping, activities, food and beverage, and safety and security. Salaried management positions are also available.
In addition to travel discounts at the company’s global resorts, associates will also have access to a benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans; paid time off; a retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement. Paid training will be provided.
Storage facility in Ontario sells for $ 8.3 million
The Discount Self Storage complex at 1215 E Airport Drive in Ontario has sold for $ 8,250,000 or $ 157 per square foot, according to NAI Capital Commercial’s Investment Service Services Group.
Steven Berman at NAI represented the buyer, CE Development Management. The seller was only identified as a private ownership group.
The two-story self-storage facility built in 1989 has 52,400 square feet of space with 367 units of various sizes. It’s also adjacent to the Ontario International Airport.
The facility was 95% leased at the time of the sale, Berman said. The new owner plans to keep the facility as a long-term investment.
“Multiple new high-density housing projects have been constructed in the area creating an increased demand for storage units,” he said.
Free WiFi hotspots available for checkout at Riverside libraries
Riverside residents can take advantage of 90 new hotspots acquired by the Riverside County Library System.
The funding for the hotspots comes from the Southern California Library Cooperative and the California State Library.
The WiFi hotspots went live March 10 and can be “borrowed” from each library branch.
“The new hotspots will really benefit those in our community who may not have regular access to internet,” said Jon Solomon, director of RCLS.
–The hotspots connect to mobile, enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.
–They can be borrowed for up to three weeks and will work in any area covered by the Sprint or T-Mobile network.
–Users must have an active RCLS library card to use the hotspots and access the Internet from home or on the go.
This hotspot initiative is part of a $ 1.6 million emergency COVID-19 recovery fund, which is providing hotspots and laptops to community libraries across California.
For more information, call the Riverside County Library System at 951-369-3003 or go to www.rivlib.net.
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