Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hopkins Real Estate Group of Newport Beach, CA announces SamÂ’s Club to open in September 2003 at The Hub in San Bernardino, CA

Hopkins Real Estate Group of Newport Beach, CA announces SamÂ’s Club to open in September 2003 at The Hub in San Bernardino, CA

Hopkins Real Estate Group of Newport Beach announced that grading is underway at the 250,000-square-foot shopping center, The Hub, located on 23 acres at the northwest quadrant of Tippecanoe Avenue and Interstate 10 Freeway in the City of San Bernardino, CA. The Hub, which will be anchored by SamÂ’s Club, is the result of more than three years working extensively with the City, the community and various property owners. The HubÂ’s first phase is slated for opening in September of 2003.

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Newport Beach, California –foot shopping center, The Hub, located on 23 acres at the northwest quadrant of Tippecanoe Avenue and Interstate 10 Freeway in the City of San Bernardino, CA.

The Hub, which will be anchored by SamÂ’s Club, is the result of more than three years working extensively with the City, the community and various property owners. The in-fill site represents an assemblage of nearly 60 separate parcels. HREG collaborated with the City of San BernardinoÂ’s Economic Development Agency to acquire the parcels and relocate more than 100 residents, several of whom were able to become first-time home buyers.

Tenants at The Hub will enjoy excellent freeway visibility. Additionally, there will be two 50-foot pylon signs for tenant signage. Approximately 169,000 cars per day travel the I-10 at Tippecanoe.

The site previously contained a highly problematic street that the CityÂ’s Economic Development Agency had targeted for closure. To resolve the traffic problem along the heavily traveled and substandard Rosewood Road, the CityÂ’s Public Works Department created a more efficient thoroughfare configuration that now runs east to west dissecting The Hub. The new street, Harriman Place, is nearly finished and will provide ease of access from Hospitality Lane to Tippecanoe and the freeway.

The Hub is part of over one million square feet of synergistic mixed-uses including office buildings, hotels, and a new Costco, Staples, Best Buy, Sportmart, Home Depot, Circuit City, OfficeMax, Office Depot and PETsMART. Located one block from the project is the Inland EmpireÂ’s most successful restaurant row with more than 35 restaurants, which include Tony RomaÂ’s, Claim Jumper, MimiÂ’s, TGI FridayÂ’s, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, CocoÂ’s, Olive Garden, Souplantation, Black Angus, El Torrito, Crabby BobÂ’s, ChiliÂ’s, and IHOP. Many of these high profile restaurants are achieving record breaking sales.

Located 1.2 miles directly north of The Hub is the conversion of former Norton Air Force Base to Alliance*California, a 500-acre plus master-planned project that is currently being developed by the Hillwood Corporation. KohlÂ’s recently opened its 650,000-square-foot distribution center at the project to support its retail store expansion into the Western United States.

According to City of San Bernardino’s Mayor Judith Valles, “Our Economic Development Agency has worked creatively to strengthen economic activities and enhance the quality of life issues that are so important to both the businesses and residents in our community."

The City of San Bernardino has posted dramatic growth in real estate values, population, job creation and household income in the last several years and retailers have taken notice. 

According to Partner Fred Stemmler at Hopkins Real Estate Group, “The Hub has what every retailer wants: a strong and growing population, freeway visibility and convenient access, immediately available space and ground lease parcels.”

Stemmler continues, “Within The Hub’s trade area, there are currently 758,000 people – and that number is rapidly increasing. There is a daytime population of 314,000, consisting primarily of managerial and professional specialists, technical, sales and administrative support.”

CB Richard Ellis’ Tom Swieca, one of the leasing agents for The Hub, says, “The I-10 Freeway provides both unimpeded visibility and easy access to this rapidly growing retail hub located at the intersection of Tippecanoe and Interstate 10. Over 169,000 cars per day pass on the I-10 Freeway, the main east to west arterial linking all areas of the Inland Empire. On Tippecanoe, south of Rosewood, the City’s major north to south artery, more than 37,000 cars per day pass The Hub.”

According to a 2002 study published by the San Bernardino Economic Development Agency, San BernardinoÂ’s new homes and existing homes sold for all-time high prices in mid-2002. And, the CityÂ’s retail volume set a record at $2.38 billion in 2001 and $10.4 billion for the trade area.

The report also states that San Bernardino County remains one of AmericaÂ’s fastest growing areas with its population having risen from 1.7 million to 2.4 million since 1990, up 700,000 people or 38.7%.

“With the opening of The Hub, the residents and day-time population of San Bernardino will have a much broader variety of goods and services available – more places to shop and fine places to dine,” says Stemmler.

Stemmler also says that In-N-Out Burger will open this year as an adjunct to The Hub. “Tweeters has signed a lease at The Hub and numerous letter of intents are currently being negotiated. HREG is also in lease discussions with two national hotel chains and two health clubs chains as well as financial institutions, various local food operators and nationally recognized sit-down restaurant chains,” reports Stemmler.

“HREG’s goal is to bring economic enhancement to the communities that we serve. We know that the growing community and work force in San Bernardino will benefit from our public-private partnership with the City’s Economic Development Agency,” says Stemmler.

The projectÂ’s designer is Perkowitz + Ruth Architects of Long Beach. The Ontario office of CB Richard Ellis is handling the marketing and leasing of the project. The HubÂ’s first phase is slated for opening in September of 2003.

HREG is known in Southern California for the creation of neighborhood and community shopping centers in urban in-fill and redevelopment areas. A leader in public/private transactions, Hopkins also specializes in mixed-use commercial projects.

The Company currently has 12 California projects in development: Whittwood Town Center, The Hub in San Bernardino, five properties in Valencia, Vista del Mar Village in Richmond, Villages of Van Buren in Riverside, Citrus Village in Covina, The Marketplace At Main Street in Corona and Delano Marketplace in Delano. For more information about Hopkins Real Estate Group, visit www. hopkinsgroup. com.

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Hopkins Real Estate Group

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LocaModa Partners with DigiTise Media to Bring Social Applications and Gaming to National Quick Serve Restaurants

LocaModa Partners with DigiTise Media to Bring Social Applications and Gaming to National Quick Serve Restaurants

Rollouts Start In Denver, Q2’09

Cambridge, MA (Vocus) April 22, 2009

LocaModa, the leading digital out-of-home distribution platform for interactive digital media and DigiTise Media, a New Media Network operator focused on supplying digital systems to quick-serve restaurants, today announced a licensing agreement under which DigiTise will supply LocaModa interactive solutions for their national QSR accounts starting in the Denver market today.

DigiTise, who supplies technology solutions to over 3,000 QSR restaurants, will be using LocaModa’s interactive platform to encourage greater customer engagement, build brand loyalty and increase same store sales via mobile phones and digital signage.

JJ Margiotta, Chief DigiDeveloper, DigiTise said, “LocaModa’s proven technology attracts and engages consumers in a measurable way, which is exactly what our customers and advertisers are seeking. When national QSR brands embrace innovative technologies such as LocaModa’s, it signals to the market that the technology is ready for prime time.”

Stephen Randall, CEO LocaModa said, “We’re delighted to see QSRs embracing our interactive solutions to reduce perceived wait time, engage patrons and generate incremental revenue. We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with DigiTise and their customers on groundbreaking projects on such a large scale.”

All LocaModa applications produce the equivalent of a real-time “click” when users interact via their mobile phones or the web. Each user interaction can measure location, time and unique user information while also giving the user the ability to interact directly with each and every screen in the network. LocaModa also provides cross channel media distribution and granular user engagement data for advertisers seeking targeted audiences across multiple networks.

About LocaModa (http://www. locamoda. com)

LocaModa provides the leading Digital Out of Home (DOOH) distribution platform for interactive digital media. LocaModa’s patented technology is used in thousands of locations and by many of the leading operators of DOOH networks (including screen networks in cafes, bars, colleges, restaurants, retail locations, jukeboxes and public digital billboards), enabling highly localized, targeted, contextual and relevant interactive advertising and entertainment.
Audiences of LocaModa powered networks can interact in real-time with specific screens via mobile phone or web, dramatically improving value for network owners and brands by increasing attention, engagement and measurability. LocaModa was the first company to connect user-generated social feeds (such as Facebook and Twitter) to DOOH screens.
LocaModa, Inc. is a privately held company, incorporated in Delaware, headquartered in Massachusetts and founded by Stephen Randall, a former EVP/Founder of Symbian. True to its global vision, LocaModa is internationally backed by Dace Ventures in USA, Mahindra Group in India and Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, via its US-based strategic investing arm, PresidioSTX.

Visit http://www. locamoda. com (http://www. locamoda. com) for more information or contact sales @ locamoda. com.

About DigiTise Media

DigiTise Media is a New Media Network delivering content via broadband to Smart TVs in customer locations. Our myriad channels provide industry specific content of an entertainment and informational nature. Some of DigiTise Media’s premier channels include content for such industries as travel/hospitality, veterinary health, food service, automotive retail/repair, liquor stores, and pet retail.

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