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Barnes & Noble Building to be Common Workspace on Third Street and Wilshire

Fegen suite in the future for iconic building. Local Briefs



Barnes and Noble building on Third and Wilshire will become common working space, as bookstore fades into history

Work Well Win, a company founded by Frank Bistrian, has announced that they will convert the former bookstore at 1201 Third Street Promenade, into co-working space. Some people (of a certain age) refer to this arrangement as a "Fegen Suite," others call it an executive suite.

The 30,000 square foot space will be available for subleasing tenants in the Fall of 2018

"Work well win is unlike existing co-working solutions: its designed from the ground up with wellness holistically integrated - hallways architected for natural light, purified air, meditation rooms, on-site fitness, organic local food, etc. work well win wants to improve your work day, ultimately improving your life," said the company in an effusive press release.

Bike Theft Arrest

SMPD officers arrested Christian Lefeged on March 30, 2018 after a resident witnessed the suspect forcefully remove a bicycle from a bike rack located near the 1200 block of 15th Street.

Separately, Donovan Parker, was arrested and charged with (4) counts of felony 459PC Burglary and (6) counts of misdemeanor 484PC Petty Theft. Parker was identified via latent prints and video confirmation.

"Bicycle theft is one of the leading property crimes in the City of Santa Monica. It is often difficult to identify a stolen bicycle for the purpose of returning it to its rightful owner. In an effort to provide more resources to victims of bicycle theft, the Santa Monica Police Department is reaching out to community members to share information about Bike Index," said the SMPD in a press release.

Measure R Exemption Applications Due June 30

Are you over 65? Do you own your own property and live in it? You're eligible to apply for an exemption from Measure R parcel tax of $396.

On February 5, 2008, the voters of Santa Monica and Malibu approved by 73.03% the Measure R parcel tax, which combines and replaces the previous Measures Y and S parcel taxes, contains a CPI-U adjustment, and allows qualifying senior citizens to be exempted from the tax Applications are available online, the deadline is June 30th, they must be turned in at SMMUSD headquarters.


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