Neil covers the economy for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts.
Electronic parts manufacturing
Ontario-based Maglite has been invited by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to move operations there. The offer comes after the local company and its leaders decried the California law preventing the company from using the “Made in the USA” phrase on its products.“To me, (Scott is) a great governor because he’s thinking about his people,”
CHINO HILLS >> What was once the center of government for Chino Hills will soon be a neighborhood.Grading has begun for the Founders project, which will have 76 duplex units on the land on which the city built its first temporary civic center and library, at 2100 Founders Drive.
Shopping mall operators
New food, new stores.Ontario Mills announced this week the arrival of seven new tenants. Four stores recently opened and three others will open later this summer.“I just admire the fact that they keep finding new retailers and in this case new and unique retailers to come into the mall,” said Brad Umansky, president of the Rancho Cucamonga-based commercial...
CHINO >> It’s not just a home, it’s a lifestyle, or that’s what Developer Randall Lewis says about the Harvest community that has sprouted up here.Rancho Cucamonga-based Lewis Group of Companies has opened new homes and commercial property throughout the Inland Empire, and is now opening its agriculture-themed concept throughout...
CHINO >> Mooney International, an aircraft manufacturing company at Chino Airport, is moving to Texas.That move has led to settlement talks between Mooney and another airport tenant, Threshold Aviation jet aircraft maintenance.“Both public and private organizations invested time and effort, which was based on the promises that Mooney made, and to see them...
WEST COVINA >> Two former store managers of the closed Alfred Angelo Bridal shop in West Covina were working to help customers get their dresses after the Florida-based company declared bankruptcy last week and abruptly closed...
Bride-to-be Darlene Mejia, 27, was waiting nervously Friday morning outside the closed Alfred Angelo store at Tyler Street and Magnolia Avenue in Riverside.Her $1,800 dress, a strapless white gown with a full skirt and beaded bodice, was paid for and at the shop to be pressed for her July 22 wedding.Mejia was in disbelief when she got a 6 a.m. text from her mother.“The store’s closed,” she told Mejia. “You better go see if you can get your...
SAN BERNARDINO >> A former Family Dollar retail store here will be converted into a new Dollar General store later this year.The arrival of the new store, at 1054 W. Highland Ave., is part of the Dollar General company’s recent asset acquisition of Family Dollar stores from the Dollar Express company as part of a divestiture ordered by the Federal Trade Commission, according to a press release from Dollar General. Dollar Express’ 323 locations throughout...
Hospitality and leisure industry
ONTARIO >> After 20 years, it’s game over for the GameWorks restaurant and video game arcade at Ontario Mills.The recent closure of the store comes after the expiration of the lease for the company at its tenant space, officials said. Its last day was on July 5.“Ontario Mills is constantly updating and adding new retailers to our extensive list of stores and...
San Bernardino County on Monday was still considering a request by Live Nation for the Hard Summer electronic dance music festival to be held at the Glen Helen Amphitheater this year, according to a county spokeswoman.While a press release Monday from Hard Summer organizers announced the move, the decision from the county has yet to be made, said...