Santana Row celebrates ten years

Has it really been ten years? Santana Row in San Jose is celebrating their tenth anniversary this year and it seems like only yesterday the fabulous shopping, dining and residential village opened its’ doors.
The tenth anniversary brings back memories of anticipation as Fashionistas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area waited to see how $450 million and 42-acres could bring together both residential and retail spaces to create a village within a city.

As the grand opening of Santana Row approached, everyone watched closely as an 11-alarm fire raged through the largest building on August 19, 2002. The fire destroyed 538,000 square feet of retail and residential space. The fire turned out to be the largest in the history of San Jose!

Santana Row is marking ten years and celebrating Silicon Valley’s economic resurgence by undergoing a $300 million expansion. This exciting expansion will include a central plaza, resort-style residential units and additional retail and office space. Oh, and never fear, this includes more parking! Love that!

The tenth anniversary celebration at Santana Row will take place from September 27 through September 30 2012. The official anniversary is November 7, 2012.
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Photo: Santana Row ten years ago, under construction. Photo courtesy of Santana Row.