Business and Tourism

Location, Location, Location: Proximity to Disneyland A Boon To Franchises

The OC Register published an article a couple of days ago reporting that – no surprise – that the top-performing stores in various franchises are located by Disneyland: The Cold Stone Creamery outside Disneyland’s gates, at roughly 600 square feet, is smaller than most of the chain’s locations. But don’t let that deceive you. As many as 400 customers, including ...

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Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC Voter’s Guide: Yes on Measures C, D and E

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC has published its voter’s guide for the June primary:  MEASURE C — VOTE “YES” Various Charter Amendments Shall the Charter be amended to: modernize and remove outdated language to reflect changes in the City and law; authorize financial documents’ availability in electronic format; update matters regarding boards/commissions; allow setting City Manager compensation by agreement, ...

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Who Is Heywood Sanders?

Who is Heywood Sanders? He occupied a starring role as one of two experts in the Voice of OC extremely skeptical coverage of the Anaheim Convention Center expansion; and it was largely on Sanders’ views that Mayor Tom Tait based his opposition to the proposed expansion project. It’s quickly apparent from a Google search that Sanders, a professor of public ...

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City Council Approves Anaheim Convention Center Expansion

The Anaheim City Council voted to approve the seventh expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center in its 47-year history. A long parade of speakers representing a broad spectrum of Anaheim – large and small businesses, labor, homeowners, activists — spoke enthusiastically in favor of approving the expansion. Only Mayor Tom Tait dissented, unsuccessfully requesting to continue the item for another ...

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What “Experts”?

Reading the two Voice of OC articles (here and here) that are very critical of the proposed Anaheim Convention Center expansion, it’s hard to miss repeated claims that “experts say” this and “experts say” that – and these “experts” have a uniformly negative attitude toward the expansion. The headline of the first article goes so far as to shout “Experts: ...

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Honda Center Scores A Win Over UNITE-HERE

UNITE-HERE is 0 for 2 in its litigation against Anaheim Arena Management (AAM), which runs The Honda Center, over AAM’s decision last year against renewing its contract with Aramark and bring food service in-house. A press release from AAM came over the transom yesterday afternoon announcing “the Orange County Superior Court’s ruling on Friday granting a demurrer without leave to ...

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Honda Center Completes Bloom Energy Fuel Cell Project

This came over the transom yesterday from The Honda Center: HONDA CENTER DEBUTS BLOOM ENERGY FUEL CELLS IN MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE Bloom Energy, Honda Center and the Anaheim Ducks team up for a perfect power play December 11, 2013 – Anaheim, Calif. – Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the management company for Honda Center, held a celebratory event marking the completion ...

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A Thought As The 2013-2014 NBA Season Approaches

Anaheim Insider here. Here’s a thought.  What if Mayor Tom Tait had put as much energy and drive and fight into securing a deal to bring the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim that he’s now putting into blowing up a deal to keep the Angels in Anaheim? We’d probably getting ready for the Anaheim Royals to start their second NBA season ...

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