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Burbank Frames City as Top Destination for Business

Burbank’s Economic Development Department has recently doubled down on its commitment to make the city a destination for businesses, emphasizing the success of a “fresh wave new businesses” to open doors in the next few months.

The city highlighted the successful new additions to Downtown Burbank, which includes Republik Coffee. Playing a pivotal role in this surge of new storefront openings is the city’s Economic Development team, a division of the Community Development Department dedicated to attracting new businesses and fostering investment in Burbank.

“The upcoming establishments are set to elevate Burbank into an even more sought-after destination for residents and visitors,” the city said in a statement.

The new businesses to come include:

• Kalavares: Adding to the dining scene in Downtown Burbank, Kalavares is set to open in spring 2024, offering Latin American culinary classics with a flare. Kalaveras will be located at 221 N. San Fernando Blvd.

• Nothing Bundt Cakes: Joining the Empire Center, Nothing Bundt Cakes specializes in sweet desserts for all celebrations. The opening is expected to be in spring 2024. Nothing Bundt Cakes will be located at 1737 N. Victory Place.

• Rivian Automotive Inc.: Scheduled to open its doors late 2024, Rivian will offer new options and a service center for electric vehicles. Rivian will be located at 3120 Empire Ave.

“This diverse mix of businesses is a testament to the strategic efforts of Burbank’s Economic Development team, juggling multiple roles to stimulate the local economy,” according to the statement.

The Economic Development team’s planning and execution include attracting new businesses, assisting with the permitting process, and providing concierge services.

“The personal attention I received from the City’s Economic Development team and business concierge services made all the difference,” said Republik Coffee co-owner Nader Kaiser. “That is why we chose Burbank for our second location.”

As the Economic Development team continues to enhance the commercial landscape, residents can expect a variety of new offerings in the future.

For more information about opening a new business in the city of Burbank, contact Mary Hamzoian at MHamzoian@burbankca.gov.

First published in the March 9 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

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