Top 5 Business Stories of 2012

Stories throughout the year that had an impact on Venice.

Movie Producer Shows off Restoration Progress on Post Office

Joel Silver bought the Venice post office and it will soon house his production company.


Shape Your Own Surfboard Store Comes to Mar Vista 

For surfers wanting to nose-ride or hit the lip on a board made with their own two hands, there is now a shop in Mar Vista that will teach them how to shape such a surfboard.


Microsoft Moves to Venice 

Microsoft has moved to the former Charles and Ray Eames Office Building where it will hold private conferences to showcase the company’s newest products.


Former Venice Studio of Charles and Ray Eames Sold

Although the sale price was not disclosed, it was listed for $14 million with Coldwell Banker Commercial.


Google to Lease Gold's Gym Space in Venice Upon Expiration

The lease held by Gold's Gym in Venice, the so-called mecca of bodybuiding made famous by bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger and the 1977 film Pumping Iron, will expire at the end of June 2014 and Google will get a new lease on the property when it expires, officials said.


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