October 26, 2021
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Hilltop Mall is dead: What’s up next for the East Bay property?

May 6, 2021
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The Village Medford Center makes DJC Top Projects 2020 Finalists list

December 2, 2020
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New Richmond to SF ferry service nets ‘incredible’ ridership growth

June 15, 2019

A ferry route launched in January from Richmond to San Francisco was expected to bring a steady stream of riders.
Instead, it brought a tide.
The new San Francisco Bay Ferry route met its ridership goals six years early, netting an average of 688 daily boardings when it launched, and upwards of 740 daily boardings in the last two months. The agency’s projected ridership was roughly 480 daily boardings.

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One Fine Day: Richmond – Discover the creative forces behind the city’s vibrant renaissance

January 26, 2019

When, in 2018, major arts events—including Wine and Bowties’ hip-hop and culture festival, Feels, and West Edge Opera’’’s summer performance series—decamped to Richmond’’’s Craneway Pavilion following years in Oakland, it signaled a greater trend.

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Richmond Ferry Service Sets Sail

January 12, 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and city of Richmond marked the launch of Richmond ferry service to San Francisco and the opening of the Richmond Ferry Terminal on January 10, 2019, with a ribbon cutting event.

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Richmond – The Past Informs The Future

October 12, 2018

At the far northern end of Richmond, just within the city’s limits, lies one of the East Bay’s largest concentrations of retail space. Opened in 1976 as “Hilltop Mall,” the Shops at Hilltop has served the residents of Richmond and the wider Bay Area for more than 40 years. But as the recent rebrand hints, big changes are in store for this East Bay mainstay.

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Faced with steep prices, buyers looks to emerging East Bay neighborhoods

April 13, 2018

As home prices continue to soar in the East Bay, and many would-be home buyers find themselves priced out of the market, real estate agents say buying in up-and-coming neighborhoods is one way to find relatively affordable homes.

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In-depth: Richmond’s Hilltop Mall reinventing itself for 21st century

February 24, 2018

RICHMOND (KRON) — Hilltop Mall in Richmond has seen better days. But now, developers say not to worry because the mall is not dying–it’s changing. On Friday night, KRON4 has an in-depth look at what is to come for this once popular East Bay spot.

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Newport Beach Investors buy foreclosed Bay Area Mall, Plots 10,000-Home Multi-Use Community

July 28, 2017

Orange County investors, backed with British-based money, don’t think malls are dead: They’ve bought an ailing lender-owned Bay Area shopping center and hope to turn around its fortunes. LBG Real Estate Cos. of Newport Beach and Aviva Investors of London announced the purchase of the 1.1 million-square-foot Hilltop Mall in Richmond.

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Hilltop Mall to get Major Facelift from New Owners

July 25, 2017

Long-struggling Hilltop Mall could get new life as investors scoop it up and plan for major redevelopment that might one day also bring new housing, lodging and office space to the property.Business Ending months of speculation about the 40-year-old enclosed mall’s future, LBG Real Estate Companies and Aviva Investors announced the purchase of the 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center on Tuesday…

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Hilltop Mall’s Buyers, Future Plans Revealed

The future of the 77-acre Hilltop Mall property has become more clear after it was announced Tuesday the property has been purchased. The buyers, identified as LBG Real Estate Cos. and Aviva Investors, say the short-term plan is to “give the mall a makeover with fresh décor and signage to draw in new tenants and more shoppers,” according to the San Francisco Business Times.

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