Midtown’s fast-growing Ice Blocks is getting another trendy new tenant: West Elm, the international home decor store, is opening Thursday.
The company features pieces with a clean, sharp, modern aesthetic. Near the middle of the store, there is a coffee table that embodies the store’s design credo – it’s a simple, rectangular pieces made of light wood, with the grain variations still clearly visible. It sits on top of thin rods of blackened steel, giving it an industrial feel. But it’s practical, too – the top of the table pops up to reveal ample storage space, and doubles as a tabletop to work or eat on.
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Another industrial building has sold on Sacramento’s R Street, setting the stage for more
redevelopment in what is becoming one of the city’s trendiest commercial districts.
Michael Heller, president of developer Heller Pacific Inc., said Friday his firm purchased
the former Capital Wholesale Electric building at 12th and R streets for an undisclosed
Heller said he and his partner in the project, a company called Ridge Capital, have
already lined up two office tenants and hope to attract a restaurant to fill out the rest of
the 25,000-square-foot building. Capital Wholesale, which owned the property, has
relocated to a spot off Bradshaw Road.
An eye-catching mural has just gone up in midtown Sacramento on a most unusual canvas: a formerly drab transformer box owned by the Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District.
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Midtown’s new LowBrau presents a modern take on a German beer hall and boasts the best of the wursts.
From champagne lounge to German beer hall: it might seem that the space at 20th and K that used to be Lounge on 20 has gone, well, low-brow. Don’t worry about insulting restaurateurs Michael Hargis and Clay Nutting by saying so, though. They claim the term in the very name of their new restaurant.
Why go now: Sacramento’s happening Midtown has spawned perfect-for-December hot spots with great eats mixed right in with the shopping, so you can warm up and refuel as you go. Where is it, again? On Sac’s easy-to-navigate street grid, Midtown stretches from 16th to 29th Streets; businesses cluster J, K, and L.
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