Another record set…occupancy at 95 percent with 15 new businesses
The Downtown Bend Business Association announces 15 new businesses starting up, some changes and expansions, and the current occupancy rate for the first quarter of 2013. Occupancy leapt up 3 percentage points to 95 percent the highest in 3 years. The occupancy rate is based on the number of leased retail/restaurant spaces in the downtown district.
“We are ecstatic about the number of businesses starting up in Downtown Bend. The record jump and occupancy rate means we are going into the busy summer season with a downtown district that has its most diverse set of offerings to date, “says DBBA Executive Director Chuck Arnold.
Lava Street will see the addition of Studio DeVine (750 Lava-next to Kariella and Jackalope Grill) providing facials and waxing.
On Wall Street many changes are afoot. This quarter saw the opening of Sweet Saigon (915 Wall-in the former Amalia’s space) offering Vietnamese food in a fine dining atmosphere. Ju-bee-lee (903 Wall-the former Volt Lighting storefront) is a lifestyle store offering women’s accessories and gifts. Bend Bungalow (937 Wall) has become Lone Crow Bungalow and still offers unique gifts and décor. Footzone, the running and walking store is expanding with a new shop into the former Topolino space at 842 Wall. 1001 Wall will add Hub Cyclery offering bicycle accessories in the former Bella Moda space.