The Knight Ridder goodbyes keep on coming more than a year after the formal passing.
This week brought new tenants to Knight Ridder Corporate's old space, in the classiest office building in downtown San Jose, still signed as the Knight Ridder Building, because no one wants to buy to take down the expensive signage flying atop the structure.
How good is the space?
Let the Mercury News, erstwhile KR paper, describe it:
"The Knight Ridder space on the 15th floor is among the best, if not the best designed and finished floor space in all of San Jose," said [Dennis Brown]. "The materials that were used, the layout of the floor is all first-rate. It's spectacular."
Granite floors, marble countertops, exquisite woodwork and top-of-the-line furniture await the firm when it moves in sometime in October.
Normally a tenant will spend about $30 a square foot to prepare office space - and maybe double that for high-end space - according to Kevin Crawford, director of corporate services for Ritchie Commercial. Knight Ridder, however, spent on average $120 a square foot when the company moved its headquarters from Miami to San Jose in 1998, he said.