Urban Putt arrives in old Downtown San Jose Camera 12 movie

Miniature Indoor Golf is coming to downtown San Jose as part of the redevelopment of a former Camera 12 cinema into a mixed-use office and retail space, the developer said.

Development firm Urban Catalyst said indoor mini-golf company Urban Putt, which has offices in San Francisco and Denver, has signed a lease on its Paseo project, which will turn the long-dormant theater into 100,000. square feet of mixed-use space. Hoodline previously reported on approvals for the project in September.

“We look forward to bringing the bespoke Urban Putt experience to downtown San Jose,” said Steve Fox, Founder and Chief Greenskeeper of Urban Putt. “San Jose will be a perfect fun destination for a wide range of people, from whole families on weekends to millennials enjoying a night out, from nearby San Jose State University students to building events. team and corporate celebrations. ”

Urban Putt opened in San Francisco in 2014, offering a unique mini-golf experience with quirky themed holes and food and beverage service. Fox then expanded with the Denver location. Golf at the San Francisco flagship location costs $ 14 ($ 10 for children ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under). The spot is open to all ages during the day and becomes a place of 21 and over after 8 p.m.

Urban Putt in San Francisco Photo: Urban Putt / Facebook

“Our goal is to activate downtown San Jose, and this is an important first step,” said Erik Hayden, CEO and founder of Urban Catalyst, in the announcement. “Urban Putt will provide a unique experience for visitors to South Bay and beyond. And that’s just the start of our plans to light up Paseo de San Antonio.

The Paseo development is one of six core projects in downtown San Jose funded by Urban Catalyst’s first Opportunity Zone fund, which closed in December after raising $ 131 million, according to the company. The Opportunity Zone program offers tax incentives to investors who invest their capital gains in projects in deprived areas designated as Opportunity Zones, the company said.

“Urban Putt could have chosen anywhere in the United States, but they chose downtown San Jose,” said Nick Goddard, senior vice president of commercial real estate company Colliers, which arranged the lease, at Mercury News. “They see that the huge downtown population is probably going to come back. There are massive developments to come, including Google.

Josh Burroughs, partner and COO of Urban Catalyst, said the company has already found tenants for “almost all” of the 25,000 square feet of retail space in Paseo. “This is a testament to the confidence we see in the future of downtown San José and the strength of this premier location.”

Construction is expected to be completed by July 2022, Urban Catalyst said.

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