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New Businesses Are Opening In Northridge, and They're Hiring

Long-vacant storefronts are starting to fill.

If you've been wondering whether the Northridge economy is picking up, there may be a few signs.

Robert Kleinhenz, chief economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., recently told an area business forum that 2013 should be the year when businesses finally start to feel the economy turning around.

It could already be happening. Have you noticed the number of long-vacant large retail spaces in Northridge that are starting to fill with new businesses? Just drive around with Patch and take a look.

Big Lots! is moving into the spot formerly occupied by discounter Marshalls at 8960 Tampa Ave. And they're hiring.

Over at the Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave., construction work is moving ahead rapidly on the Elephant Bar restaurant where On the Border once held sway. And they're hiring.

To the east, the Northridge Suit Outlet has opened a bright new free-standing store at 10141 Reseda Blvd. where O'Reilly Auto Parts once operated.

Is there a new retail business near your neighborhood? Tell us what and where in the comments box below.

Carl Petersen III February 15, 2013 at 02:14 PM
jesus martinez 10:15 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013 "That sounds disgusting.....which MAYBE the reason they might have a SECURITY GUARD." . . Even with the security guard Jo decided to confront the person herself instead of reporting it.
Carl Petersen III February 15, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Joe 9:19 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013 "Carl, do you just like to argue? You have not made one positive point in this entire 70+ comment discussion." . . The article is about positive developments in the local economy. You are the one who immediately turned it into a negative with your xenophobic comments.
jesus martinez February 15, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Carl Peterson III, Most people would not confront a person they do not know(especially one that looks "greasy") and that's where a security guard comes into play.
The Teller of Truth February 16, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Now you folks here know what Carl did in Lake Elsinore! Good luck with him! BTW....its not so much as "arguing" as it is just giving some much needed attention. Any normal thread is immediatly hijacked & turned into a one boy show. Just a friendly heads up from a nearby patch (LE/Wildomar) Been there & done that! Heads up!
Carl Petersen III February 16, 2013 at 05:14 AM
You'll have to excuse Teller, he has a bit of a crush on me. Half of the comments that he makes are about me! He just follows me around the Patch saying how uninteresting I am. The one thing that he never does is actually comment on the subject at hand.
Constant Comment February 16, 2013 at 07:51 AM
Teller, I agree and the good folks over on this Patch are already beginning to catch on & scrape the carl off their shoes. }~0 "Joe says... 9:19 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013 Carl, do you just like to argue? You have not made one positive point in this entire 70+ comment discussion. " Thats right Jo! He puts so much out there, like chum, just waiting for one chump to bite....so he can argue all day instead of paying attention to his handicapped kids. Why enable him? Carl3P, you always seem to under estimate the intelligence of the average commenter.They can figure you out in 2 seconds. }~\
Arthur Spooner February 17, 2013 at 05:49 AM
Carl you having a hard time making friends in your own neighborhood? Is that why you always go and play elsewhere?? People, do not argue with this guy. He has a copy and paste issue, he does it all day. its all he has so be nice to him.
Arthur Spooner February 17, 2013 at 05:52 AM
Carl how do you know Jo did not report it??
Carl Petersen III February 17, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Arthur Spooner 9:52 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2013 "Carl how do you know Jo did not report it??" . . I read her story. Did you?
One Voice February 18, 2013 at 04:39 AM
Carl is always spreading warm and fuzzy feelings, at least now he is closer to his own neighborhood and out of Lake Elsinore :)
Carl Petersen III February 18, 2013 at 04:58 AM
One Voice 15 minutes ago "Carl is always spreading warm and fuzzy feelings, at least now he is closer to his own neighborhood and out of Lake Elsinore :)" . . I know you guys think that you can push Liberals out of posting on "your Patch," but you should have learned by now that I will not be one of them. In fact, if you keep on pushing your antics into this neck of the woods you might start finding a few more Liberals heading your way.
Joe February 18, 2013 at 06:03 AM
Will you three lovebirds knock it off? We don't care about Lake Elsinore or your marriage troubles there.
Arthur Spooner February 18, 2013 at 06:21 AM
Ooooohhhhhhh is that a threat?? One Voice, are you quivering?? The last thing I have ever been afraid of is a liberal. Bring it on!!
The Teller of Truth February 18, 2013 at 06:35 AM
I'm pretty sure that the posters on this Patch are already quite aware of Carl & his antics, and they know it has nothing to do with politics. That is his personal issue, not ours.
The Teller of Truth February 18, 2013 at 06:38 AM
@ Joe, seems like you were the one that got caught on someones fishing expedition. Tried to give you the heads up.
The Teller of Truth February 18, 2013 at 06:40 AM
@ Joe, see what I mean yet?
The Teller of Truth February 18, 2013 at 06:48 AM
Carl has already stated that he has at least 4 kids with different women. The last one he got off the internet along with her 3 kids, 2 of which are autistic. He further says that his wife works. Its a fact that he's on here posting different hours every day. My question is: If we all stop enabling him to lay on the couch all day, commenting or writing out articles about his personal issues on the Patch, would he then step it up? Would he spend more time with his children, his estranged children, or go get a paying job?
The Teller of Truth February 18, 2013 at 06:51 AM
You will when he plays his psycho games HERE! Just a heads up! Good luck!
Carl Petersen III February 18, 2013 at 05:45 PM
The Teller of Truth 10:48 pm on Sunday, February 17, 2013 "Carl has already stated that he has at least 4 kids with different women. The last one he got off the internet along with her 3 kids, 2 of which are autistic. He further says that his wife works. Its a fact that he's on here posting different hours every day. My question is: If we all stop enabling him to lay on the couch all day, commenting or writing out articles about his personal issues on the Patch, would he then step it up? Would he spend more time with his children, his estranged children, or go get a paying job?" . . You can try all your Karl Rove tactics all you want, but simply making up facts does not make them true. Do you think that I am the only person on here on their second marriage? I have joint custody of my one remaining minor child and support my family with a very nice job. Between the two of us, you are the only one posting at all hours of the day is you. The only posts you will see from me during my work day is when I take my lunch break at my desk. What exactly is your viewpoint on our new local businesses in Northridge?
Constant Comment February 19, 2013 at 02:56 AM
How does one "make up facts" ? Thats laughable. I've never seen anyone with a 24 hour lunch break ...every day. You've made comments @every hour of every day. You said your job was writing with your garage door open. Then you say that only your wife has a paying job? You do realize that any disability checks that your kids receive, are for them & not to support you, right? How much does tapping a gong as Mr. Orange in your Pluto band, actually pay? Must not have many paying gigs if you're on here every day. Since you've gotten all your relatives; wife#2, mommy, aunt, sister, etc... to chime in on your blogs, don't they support you in getting yourself a real job? Or do they just support you, period? Awaiting your cut and paste.....}~)
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 05:03 AM
Constant Comment 2 hours ago "How does one "make up facts" ? Thats laughable." , , More like sad.
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Constant Comment 2 hours ago "I've never seen anyone with a 24 hour lunch break ...every day. You've made comments @every hour of every day." . . Just repeating something over and over again does not make it true.
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Constant Comment 2 hours ago "You said your job was writing with your garage door open." . . When did I say that? Why don't you cut and paste that one.
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 05:05 AM
Constant Comment 2 hours ago "Then you say that only your wife has a paying job? " . . Again, you just make up quotes. If I said it, why don't you actually reference it.
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 05:07 AM
Constant Comment 2 hours ago "You do realize that any disability checks that your kids receive, are for them & not to support you, right?" . . If you added up the disability checks that we receive for the two kids and multiplied them by the Federal Debt, you wouldn't have enough money to pay the tax on one item at the 99 Cents store.
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Constant Comment 2 hours ago "don't they support you in getting yourself a real job? Or do they just support you, period? Awaiting your cut and paste" . . For your information I have supported myself since moving to California 25 years ago. I've been at my current employer for eight years this month. Any other fabrications you need me to refute.
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 05:10 AM
Still didn't see your opinion on new businesses opening in my neighborhood. Do you want to actually contribute to the conversation?
The Teller of Truth February 19, 2013 at 06:07 AM
Carl Petersen III WROTE: 9:45 am on Monday, February 18, 2013 " simply making up facts does not make them true." YOU just wrote that! And yes I do agree that what you just wrote is rather "sad" ! So you DO sit around all day and live off your internet wife's childrens' disability checks! Thats despicable! Your current employer? Do you really consider banging a gong occasionally for a bad band, a job? Is that how you justify living off your kids disability checks? Wow, thats all very, very sad.
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 04:32 PM
The Teller of Truth 10:07 pm on Monday, February 18, 2013 "So you DO sit around all day and live off your internet wife's childrens' disability checks! Thats despicable!" . . Since you have trouble comprehending, I'll type slower this time. If you added up the disability checks that we receive for the two kids and multiplied them by the Federal Debt, you wouldn't have enough money to pay the tax on one item at the 99 Cents store. In case you are also mathematically challenged, any number multiplied by zero is zero. The one in 88 children diagnosed with autism do not receive disability checks. As I have said before, simply endlessly repeating an accusation does not make it true.
Carl Petersen III February 19, 2013 at 04:33 PM
The Teller of Truth 10:07 pm on Monday, February 18, 2013 "Do you really consider banging a gong occasionally for a bad band, a job?" . . Nope.

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