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Santa Rosa Community Health reopens Fountaingrove clinic lost in 2017 Tubbs Fire

“We created a lot more meeting rooms and staff lounges … and wanted to make it easier for patients to navigate through the building,” said Gaby Bernal Leroi, SRCH chief operating officer. She also has been site director of the Vista campus since it first opened in 2010, and was one of the leads on the building’s redesign.

The pharmacy is now on the first floor, and there are more blood-draw stations and reception windows, as well as additional rooms for patients to participate in group support services, Bernal Leroi said.

Vista’s rebuilding crew included Wright Contracting and Hugh Futrell Corp., both headquartered in Santa Rosa. Architectural firm Lionakis designed the original Vista campus and returned for the rebuild.

CHERYL SARFATY- NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL 

August 19, 2019

Hotel E Opens- 
PROJECT TO COMPLETE SECOND PHASE IN 2020

Tucked away between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountains, Hotel E, a Greystone Hotel, is located in a 111-year-old beaux-arts building. The 39-room hotel was previously home to a bank, a law firm and then a college. Its adaptive reuse helps in redevelopment efforts for downtown Santa Rosa, California’s recently restored Old Courthouse Square.

The original façade of the building was kept during the restoration of the four-story building, while interiors were updated for modern tastes. The Enology Lounge—which is a wine bar, living room and lobby—is housed on the ground floor. The hotel also includes 1,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

The project will include a second phase, which will include 29 additional guestrooms, two suites, a restaurant and coffee shop. That development is set to open in the spring of 2020.

BOUTIQUE DESIGN- July 30, 2019

Hotel E opening on Santa Rosa's Old Courthouse Square as part of $18M lodging project

The demolition of a downtown Santa Rosa building is underway to make room for a boutique hotel, but don’t expect to see any wrecking balls or dramatic implosions anytime soon.

The removal of the former Hahman Drug Co. building is more of a slow-mo demo.

The 1908 two-story concrete structure sandwiched between the historic Empire Building and a more modern commercial structure is being taken down very carefully to ensure that neighboring buildings are not damaged.

“This is not so much a demolition as a dismantling,” developer Hugh Futrell said.

BILL SWINDELL-THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

July 24, 2019

Santa Rosa's new Hotel E seen as downtown kick-starter akin to Napa's Archer hotel

How can the arrival of a high-end hotel help shape the revitalization of a city’s tired downtown district?

For Napa, the answer is already clear: The November 2017 opening of Archer Hotel Napa has proven to be key to anchoring the city’s rejuvenated downtown.

For Santa Rosa, the verdict won’t be in for a while.

However, traction will get underway next month when the city debuts Hotel E, its first-ever boutique hotel, to be situated in the centerpiece of downtown: Old Courthouse Square.

CHERYL SARFATY- NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL

 June 10, 2019

Opening of new Hotel E in Santa Rosa’s Empire Building delayed until next year

The ground floor of the historic Empire Building overlooking Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square remains a cavernous live construction zone, with bare light bulbs illuminating concrete pillars and open trenches running the length of the unfinished floor. A gap in a second-story wall draws in a draft while presenting a unique view of the square below.The ambitious remodel of the iconic 110-year-old beaux-arts building into a boutique hotel is moving into its second year, with rows of scaffolding, stacks of construction supplies and bustling workers spread throughout the site. The building’s interior walls are framed up, but months of work lie ahead before the now-delayed opening, tentatively set for May of next year.

WILL SCHMITT-THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

December 7, 2018

Perry’s restaurant coming to Old Courthouse Square hotel project in Santa Rosa

The developers turning Santa Rosa’s iconic Empire Building into a boutique hotel have inked a deal with a well-known, family-owned San Francisco restaurant chain to develop a new eatery in Old Courthouse Square in 2019.

Perry’s, a San Francisco institution for nearly 50 years, has agreed to open a 7,000-square-foot restaurant in the ground floor of the vacant structure just south of the Empire Building.

It will also operate the hotel’s planned rooftop café and bar, a wine bar in the 1908 Empire Building itself and provide room service to the hotel’s 71 rooms.

KEVIN MCCALLUM- THE PRESS DEMOCRAT 

April 20, 2018

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