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Triangle Business Journal

m.bizjournals.com — Five years ago, Bonner Gaylord, a city councilman in Raleigh, made a tongue-in-cheek promise: If Google Fiber picked the city of Oaks, he'd name his twin sons Larry and Sergei, in homage to the founders of Google (NADAQ: GOOG).

San Antonio Business Journal

m.bizjournals.com — The owners of the historic Gruene Hall will build a new restaurant on a vacant lot behind the Josephine Street Cafe near Pearl. The Molak Corp., which owns Gruene Hall and the Josephine Street Cafe, will revamp the 15,000 square foot vacant lot at 301 E. Grayson Street.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @SGuzmanSABJ: Looks like Gruene Hall owners building restaurant near Pearl have started construction #SABiz m.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/new… pic.twitter.com/jokSCxK5RQ

Memphis Business Journal

m.bizjournals.com — Once an eyesore in the Memphis skyline, the historic Sears Crosstown building is on its way to a complete revival. An $80.5 million loan from SunTrust Bank combined with funding from 21 public, private and philanthropic sources and more than $200 million has been secured for project financing.

Q&A with Makerbot alum, Janet Lieberman who 3-D printed a new kind of vibrator for Dame Products

upstart.bizjournals.com — Michael del Castillo Upstart Business Journal Technology & Innovation Editor Email |Twitter |LinkedIn The UpTake: Coming up with a new kind of sex toy was just the first step of these two entrepreneurs' path to Indigogo success. Actually building it, with the help of a 3D printer, is what helped them crowdfund a half-million dollars.

Israeli startups had huge 2014 and 2015 is getting off to a multi-million-dollar start with Amazon acquisition

upstart.bizjournals.com — J Jennings Moss Upstart Business Journal Editor Email |Twitter The UpTake: Outside of Silicon Valley, some see the second biggest tech innovation zone as being outside the United States - in Tel Aviv, Israel. And the scene in what's been called Startup Nation is off to a rocking start for 2015.

Seattle PD to auction off the bicycle Seahawks lineman Michael Bennett rode after epic win

m.bizjournals.com — The Seattle Police Department is getting ready to auction the bicycle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett rode around CenturyLink Field following the team's epic win over the Green Bay Packers. The Seattle PD bike is stuck in a bit of a bureaucratic mess for now, as a government agency isn't allowed to just give away equipment.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @KING5Seattle: .@Seattle PD to auction off the bicycle #Seahawks lineman Michael Bennett rode after epic win l kng5.tv/1zOWsot via @PSBJ

John Paul DeJoria built Paul Mitchell and Patron Spirits into billion-dollar brands Next stop? A herpes product

upstart.bizjournals.com — Teresa Novellino Upstart Business Journal Entrepreneurs & Enterprises Editor Email |Twitter The UpTake: Serial entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria, the philanthropic billionaire behind luxury brands Paul Mitchell hair care and Patron Spirits Company, is coming out with a product to help with symptoms of a not-so-glamorous but widespread condition: herpes and the cold sores that come with it.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @DBJschnick: Texas billionaire John Paul DeJoria has hair care, tequila ventures. Next stop? A gel for herpes. bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/te…

Jan 26, 2015

Texas billionaire John Paul DeJoria has hair care, tequila ventures. Next stop? A gel for herpes. bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/te…

John Paul DeJoria built Paul Mitchell and Patron Spirits into billion-dollar brands Next stop? A herpes product

upstart.bizjournals.com — Teresa Novellino Upstart Business Journal Entrepreneurs & Enterprises Editor Email |Twitter The UpTake: Serial entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria, the philanthropic billionaire behind luxury brands Paul Mitchell hair care and Patron Spirits Company, is coming out with a product to help with symptoms of a not-so-glamorous but widespread condition: herpes and the cold sores that come with it.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @upstartbusiness: Billionaire @JohnPaulDeJoria has hair care and tequila ventures. Next stop? Helping herpes sufferers. bit.ly/1xYlbAY

Boston Business Journal

m.bizjournals.com — IRobot, the Bedford-based company best known for its Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, is famous for its consumer robots. Now, the company that was founded in 1990 wants to bring its resources and knowledge of robotics to other companies around the world by forming a venture capital firm.

Fierce blizzard brings storm of brands, dad jokes and Craigslist ads

Jan 26, 2015

Fierce NYC blizzard brings storm of brands, dad jokes and Craigslist ads bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2… via @NYBizJournal

Berkeley residential highrise caught up in battle over movie theater

m.bizjournals.com — The battle in Berkeley over highrise projects continues, despite the defeat in November of Measure R, a proposal that would have required stricter standards on tall buildings. Hundreds of residents have signed a petition and dozens have testified against the Residences at Berkeley Plaza, which calls for an 18-story building with 302 residential units and 10,500 square feet of retail.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @woolie: Berkeley NIMBYs upset about movie theater demolition, even when the proposed building includes a new theater. m.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/b…

​Council to city: Turn on new parking meter features now

m.bizjournals.com — When the city of Cincinnati installed new parking meters and instituted new hours throughout Over-the-Rhine and downtown, it touted several new features to ensure that people could easily pay the meters and avoid costly tickets.

Houston Business Journal

m.bizjournals.com — It will be a busy spring for Austin-based Whole Foods Market Inc. (Nasdaq: WFM), which has announced another Houston-area store opening. Whole Foods will open its 1407 S. Voss Road location on April 8 at 8 a.m. The new 45,000-square-foot store is a relocation of the Whole Foods on Woodway Drive.

Just how big can Irvine Company get in Silicon Valley?

m.bizjournals.com — Silicon Valley and Orange County share more than a few attributes. Among them: A relatively wealthy population, a tech-oriented economy and a largely suburban landscape. Increasingly, you can add one more item to that list - the Irvine Company.
Jan 24, 2015

Irvine Co has quietly ground leased about six acres across from Santa Clara @GoCaltrain station for resi project m.bizjournals.com/sanjose/print-…

Louisville Business First

m.bizjournals.com — There have been many reports about businesses that have left Barret Avenue or seen drops in sales during this post-Lynn's Paradise Cafe world. The cafe once was a popular draw for the neighborhood, but the building has been empty and unsold for two years. Since the restaurant closed, several nearby businesses have moved or shut down.