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Erik Hayden Nov 15, 2022 11:44:31 AM 5 min read

Why miniature golf innovator Urban Putt chose downtown San Jose for its next location

It’s kind of a cross between “Burning Man” and miniature golf, and it’s the creation of Steve Fox, the founder of Urban Putt, one of the exciting new tenants coming into our Paseo Project. 

“It’s unlike any other place on earth,” says Fox of the handcrafted 18-hole course which features sharks, submarines, a giant windmill, and a 16-foot tall replica of the historic San Jose electric tower, among other elements. The Paseo is the company’s third location, following San Francisco and Denver.

“It’s hard to beat downtown San Jose,” says Fox, noting that the city is especially attractive to millennials and tech workers, an important audience for Urban Putt. “What’s happening here is unprecedented.”

That’s true, and it’s businesses like Urban Putt that are making the area a great place to live and work, and a destination for outstanding food and entertainment. As an investor, these are the kinds of trends you want to see. Jobs being created. People moving in. Energy. Excitement. Speaking of all that, Google started its demolition as a first step towards building out its massive new technology village, also in downtown. That project will eventually bring thousands of new, high paying jobs to the city and, no doubt, more millennials.

Jules Verne (“Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”) had his submarine. Greek mathematician Archimedes had his “eureka” moment. Both have been inspirations for Steve Fox and the design team behind Urban Putt. We’re inspired, too, by the chance to be a part of what’s happening in downtown. We’re hard at work building out the new space for Urban Putt, and for fellow Paseo tenants Unofficial Logging, Eos & Nyx, and more to come!

We’re thrilled to have these great businesses as part of the Paseo as they reinvent downtown. To find out how you can invest, contact us today!

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