The latest from Hilltop by the Bay

New Richmond to SF ferry service nets ‘incredible’ ridership growth

June 15, 2019

A ferry route launched in January from Richmond to San Francisco was expected to bring a steady stream of riders.
Instead, it brought a tide.
The new San Francisco Bay Ferry route met its ridership goals six years early, netting an average of 688 daily boardings when it launched, and upwards of 740 daily boardings in the last two months. The agency’s projected ridership was roughly 480 daily boardings.

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One Fine Day: Richmond – Discover the creative forces behind the city’s vibrant renaissance

January 25, 2019

When, in 2018, major arts events—including Wine and Bowties’ hip-hop and culture festival, Feels, and West Edge Opera’s summer performance series—decamped to Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion following years in Oakland, it signaled a greater trend.

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Richmond Ferry Service Sets Sail

January 11, 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and city of Richmond marked the launch of Richmond ferry service to San Francisco and the opening of the Richmond Ferry Terminal on January 10, 2019, with a ribbon cutting event.

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Richmond – The Past Informs The Future

October 12, 2018

At the far northern end of Richmond, just within the city’s limits, lies one of the East Bay’s largest concentrations of retail space. Opened in 1976 as “Hilltop Mall,” The Shops at Hilltop has served the residents of Richmond and the wider Bay Area for more than 40 years. But as the recent rebrand hints, big changes are in store for this East Bay mainstay.

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The Shops at Hilltop will have 99 Ranch Market in late 2019

July 12, 2018

The 99 Ranch Market is slated to open at the Shops at Hilltop in late 2019, a representative for the mall property’s owner said today. The supermarket chain’s new location will “also feature an 11,000 square foot food court,” and is part of wide range of changes being envisioned for the 77-acre mall property, which LBG Real Estate Companies recently purchased and has been diligently working to re-imagine.

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Hilltop Mall aims for ‘Asian-centric’ shopping, signs 99 Ranch Market

May 22, 2018

RICHMOND — The owners of the former Hilltop Mall — now the Shops at Hilltop — are making moves to redevelop the struggling mall, starting with a new anchor tenant: Taiwanese American grocery chain 99 Ranch Market.  The signing of the grocery store is the first step in what the mall owners say is a move toward becoming “a robust and all-inclusive Asian-centric shopping and entertainment destination.”

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In-depth: Richmond’s Hilltop Mall reinventing itself for 21st century

February 23, 2018

RICHMOND (KRON) — Hilltop Mall in Richmond has seen better days. But now, developers say not to worry because the mall is not dying–it’s changing. On Friday night, KRON4 has an in-depth look at what is to come for this once popular East Bay spot.

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Developers grab Richmond’s struggling Hilltop Mall with potential for up to 9,600 new homes

July 25, 2017

After six years of being owned by a lender, Hilltop Mall’s new owners promise to revive the aging center with a long-term goal to turn the property into a vibrant neighborhood in Richmond.

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