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BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Developer Announces More Tenants For 2nd & PCH
Earlier this week, CenterCal Properties Inc. and Taki Sun Inc. announced a slew of new tenants for the 215,000-square-foot 2nd & PCH retail development, including food, retail, fitness and services. Urban Plates, Noble Bird Rotisserie, Otosan, The Italian Homemade Company and Tuesday’s Sweet Shoppe are joining seven previously announced restaurants. Newly announced retailers include lululemon athletica, Warby Parker, gorjana, Athleta, Paper Source and The Shade Store. BOXHAUS, Be Fit Pilates and LATHER will join three other previously announced fitness tenants. TSG Wealth Management was also announced as the latest service business to sign on to the center. To date, 34 tenants have been signed for the retail project, which will have at least 65 tenants when fully leased. The development is expected to open in October, according to a CenterCal spokesperson.

Nonprofit To Assist New State Commission In Addressing Future Of Work
The Institute for the Future (IFTF) – a Palo Alto-based nonprofit focused on future planning and forecasting for businesses, governments and social impact groups – has been awarded grants to lead Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new Future of Work Commission. The grants from the Ford Foundation and James Irvine Foundation will fund research and future-thinking strategies to “help the commission build a strong vision for the next century of work in the state” in the context of rapid automation and a shifting global economy, according to a press release. “Wage stagnation, the disappearance of jobs that provide basic health or retirement benefits, and automation have fundamentally reshaped economic inequality in both the U.S. and in California,” stated Anmol Chaddha, research director of IFTF’s Equitable Futures Lab. “IFTF is committed to supporting the Future of Work Commission toward developing a much more expansive vision of economic equity in California beyond today’s traditional automation, technology, academic, and policy lenses.”

What Should The City Consider A Historic Site?
The City of Long Beach is planning to update its Historic Context Statement, which helps determine places eligible for historic status and corresponding incentives. To collect community feedback, the city is requesting that residents submit addresses of places in Long Beach that matter to them and that they feel are of importance to the city’s history. To send in your comments, click here.

East Long Beach, Meet The Mayor
Tomorrow, August 31, Mayor Robert Garcia is hosting two Meet the Mayor events in East Long Beach. From 10-11:30 a.m., the mayor will be at Ernest McBride High School, 7025 Parkcrest St. From 12:30-2 p.m., you can meet the mayor at Carver Elementary School, 5335 E. Pavo St.

Free International Ping Pong Event This Weekend
Ping Pong Fit, an international ping pong convention, takes place this weekend in Exhibit Hall C at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center – and admission is free. Doors open tomorrow (August 31) at 9 a.m., 300 E. Ocean Blvd. The event continues through September 1. Presented by the L.A. Open Table Tennis Association and the Global Creative Cities Coalition, the event celebrates 40 years of relations between the U.S. and China, and ping pong’s role in that relationship. Long Beach will be designated as the “First Ping Pong Friendly City in America,” with local and foreign dignitaries expected to attend.

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