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Curtain expected to rise soon on Farish Street’s second act

The thrill may be just starting, developers of the Farish Street Entertainment District say as they prepare for what they expect will be a late summer or early fall opening of a B.B. King’s Blues Club in the district. That first lease, says Watkins Development, should be followed in rapid succession by four more lease signings. “We want to have ...

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Watkins sees mixed-use, ‘up-scale-discount’ as best bet for Metrocenter

Jason Goree, vice president of Jackson’s Watkins Development, says hundreds of thousands of dollars of research has led the developer to conclude Metrocenter can have a prosperous new life. But not totally as a retail complex, he adds. Offices, residences, lodging, entertainment venues, neighborhood gathering spots should also be considered for the mix, Goree said. “What we were told (by ...

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Metrocenter owner: Debt paid

Los Angeles-based owners will consider purchase offers for ailing mall but portions of mall to be shuttered A Los Angeles real estate investment partnership that owns Jackson’s Metrocenter Mall says it has caught up on the mall’s tardy debt and will avoid foreclosure. Meanwhile, Jackson Metrocenter Group, LLC, is willing to consider offers from prospective buyers, said Shervin Mateen, general ...

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