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Master Plan Development Update: Spring 2018

7.11.2018

It is an exciting time of thoughtfully planned growth in the Seven Oaks neighborhood. The Seven Oaks West Ming Specific Plan began as a vision in 2002 and was approved in 2007, addressing a 25 year plan for future growth and exciting development to Southwest Bakersfield. With all its parts linked together by trails, paseos,…

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5.10.2018

The Lee & Krystyna Jamieson Recovery Home for Women & Children

The Lee & Krystyna Jamieson Recovery Home for Women & Children opened on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The center is located downtown Bakersfield and will house up to 38 women and children. The recovery home is designed to provide a comfortable environment for women in recovery, a place where those coming out of the darkest…

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3.5.2018

HERB BENHAM: Welcome Wood-Dale!

Last Thursday was steady. If you’re Israel and Chris Vasquez, the father-and-son team behind Wood-Dale Market’s new store in the Grand Island Shopping Center at Ming and Buena Vista, steady is good. Steady is doable. Steady may mean that a weekend crush is imminent. It’s nice to see the little guy compete, the little guy…

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11.30.2017

PETE TITTL: Umi Sushi & Sake a star addition to southwest complex

When it comes to shopping centers with impressive food choices, it’s hard to beat the new complex just south of Stockdale Highway on Buena Vista Road. It’s taken some time, as it seems the impressive opening of Broken Yolk was a lifetime ago, but since then we’ve seen the new Me-N-Ed’s, Haveli Indian Grill and…

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11.17.2017

PETE TITTL: Spice is nice at inventive Haveli Indian Grill

This year we’ve had a real burst of growth in Thai, sushi and Indian restaurants, and what’s happened here at Haveli Indian Grill was inevitable. Fast casual — think Chipotle — remains a hot niche in the restaurant industry, and the bright folks here thought what better way to add a fresh twist on this…

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10.9.2017

Retail business booms in Bolthouse’s Seven Oaks

Israel Vasquez said it all when he explained on a recent local radio show why he decided to open a second location for his iconic Bakersfield meat market in Bolthouse Properties’ Grand Island Village shopping center. “We are your upscale meat market. There’s no better (location) than the Seven Oaks area,” noting he wanted a…

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10.9.2017

Executive Profile: Bruce Davis

Kern Business Journal Name:  Bruce Davis Title:  Senior Vice President of Development Company:  Bolthouse Properties, LLC About the company/organization: Bolthouse Properties holds agricultural land and invests in commercial retail and office properties that will have a positive impact on local communities.  The company is the current master planner/developer of the land in the Seven Oaks…

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