By: Staff Reports
Historic San Jose Hotel Considered
KnightRidder.com, Knight Ridder’s Internet division, is negotiating to lease a historic
hotel in downtown San Jose, Calif.
‘We’re talking to them but have not signed any lease,’ Knight Ridder CFO Ross Jones
told the San Jose Business Journal this week. If an agreement is made KnightRidder.com
would occupy the famed Metropole Hotel on Post Street.
Jones said KnightRidder.com was ‘hoping to be able to get in there and sign a lease
The Metropole could be renovated by the fall. It would require approvals from the San
Jose Redevelopment Agency and the San Jose City Council. Plans for the building would
first go through the RDA’s Urban Design Review Board and the city’s Historic Landmarks
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