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Present will not move far in a Main Street "win-win" swap

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Present is slated to move across Main Street after more than four years in its old spot.

What do you get for the gift store that has everything? A new and larger location, apparently.

Present, the locavore goodie shop entering its fifth year in Los Altos, is scheduled to relocate across the street to 127 Main St. in early March. Co-owners Jim Daley and Jim Reynolds will assume the lease for the new space from Heather Lussier Photography, which will turn into a mobile business based in Los Gatos.

Realtors fund scholarships for high school seniors

The 18th annual Silicon Valley Realtors Scholars Program for graduating seniors from 18 public high schools in Silicon Valley is under way.

The Charitable Foundation of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR), a professional trade organization representing more than 5,000 realtors and affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, sponsors the program.

Revelation in Fit celebrates measure of a woman

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Charlotte Nix, manager of Revelation in Fit, introduces the bra library.

At Revelation in Fit, the new lingerie store that opened last week at 386 State St. in Los Altos, the bras in the showroom – seasonal and, in some cases, rather fashion forward – are only the tip of the bosom iceberg.

The Los Altos location includes an appropriately drape-y lounge area studded with fitting rooms, but don’t stop there. The real surprise remains cloaked behind a curtain even farther back in the shop – a voluminous and workmanlike “library” of approximately 2,500 bras that stretches the length of the store. Revelation welcomes walk-ins to browse in front or try an entire fitting, but also book appointments in advance to guarantee a leisurely consultation. Pieces range from $40 to $190.

LA Lighting pulls plug as owner retires

Weeks after Los Altos Lighting announced what appeared to be a temporary closure, its phone connections are cut and its Main Street building – owned by the store’s proprietor, Chris Kim – is listed for sale.

After weeks of confusion about the store’s status, a sign on the shop’s front door now reports that it will reopen shortly and lists an email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Calibrating investment expectations in the absence of facts

Now that 2016 is behind us, investors’ thoughts naturally turn to 2017. What return should they expect from their investments this year?

The great difficulty in answering that question is that we have limited facts to guide us. Sure, there is a plethora of historical data, as well as economists and media pundits who are paid to offer their predictions. (Note that they get paid whether or not their predictions turn out to be anywhere close to reality.) But there are no sources that can tell us what will actually happen with any degree of certainty.

Rancho grocery store plans to reopen as Safeway in March

Courtesy of Tanya Hardin-Bell
Children peer into the shuttered Andronico’s in Los Altos, which closed in late January. The grocery store will reopen in early March as Safeway Community Market.

Many Los Altos residents were upset to see the Andronico’s market close in Rancho Shopping Center last month. But fret not, because the grocery space will reopen in March as Safeway Community Market.

Renovo Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm, purchased the five Bay Area Andronico’s out of bankruptcy in 2011. Safeway assumed control of the chain late last year and expects to maintain Andronico’s level of quality.

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