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Your tools of the trade have trade-in value!

HP_Tools_AprilDealUpgrade now and get cash back on select HP DesignJet printers

During the HP DesignJet Cash In & Trade Up May 2016 promotion (May 1–May 31, 2016), you can get up to $3,000 cash back on qualifying HP DesignJet printers!

Just upgrade your eligible trade-in, large-format product and get cash back when you purchase or lease a qualifying new HP DesignJet T730 36-inch Printer, HP DesignJet T830 36-inch Multifunction Printer, HP DesignJet T2530 36-inch PostScript Multifunction Printer, HP DesignJet T7200 42-inch Production Printer and either the HP DesignJet PostScript®/PDF Upgrade Kit or HP DesignJet Roll Upgrade Kit2, HP DesignJet Z6200 42-inch Photo Production Printer, HP DesignJet Z6600 60-inch Production Printer or HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer (see chart on back of document).

You will be required to return the formatter board, motherboard or control panel from your old, eligible printer or copier. You do not need to return the entire trade-in product. Download full details here>>

Want to recycle your trade-in product?

You have the option of recycling your eligible trade-in, large-format printer through this program. When submitting your claim via the online claim form, simply select “Recycle my eligible trade-in printer” in the “Return Options” area. Your credit card will be billed $325 and shipping instructions will be emailed to you.

To arrange your own recycling through HP, visit hp.com/recycling or discuss recycling options with us!

Booming Riverside Drive comes up short on retail

mapFrom today’s Austin Business Journal:

The rapidly gentrifying East Riverside Drive corridor presents tenants and homebuyers with a plethora of new housing options but the neighborhood has a significant drawback. There isn’t nearly enough retail to serve the mushrooming population.

Commercial real estate broker Jim Young, principal of Longbow Real Estate Group, has been studying the corridor on behalf of several clients and posted a blog on his website about the retail gap and potential investment opportunities.

Based on data culled from ESRI, a research company that is utilized by the Certified Commercial Investment Members professional organization to which Young belongs, the area shown in the accompanying map currently supports $284 million dollars of retail activity annually. The map shows the area within a five-minute drive of 2015 E. Riverside Drive, a retail strip center where Emo’s music venue is located and near the center of the development activity.

But the capacity of retailers within those parameters is only $191 million annually.

“When there is an unmet need, we call it a retail gap because money is leaking out of the trade area,” Young said. That gap is certain to grow, he added.

Hundreds of luxury apartments have opened in the past two years and single-family home communities also have delivered.

Standard Pacific Homes is underway with an infill community dubbed “Park East,” near East Riverside and Montopolis drives.

Young’s client Presidium Group is developing more than 400 apartments at 1600 Pleasant Valley Road.

Nearby, the biggest game changer in recent history will occur when Oracle Corp. builds its 560,000-square-foot campus on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake just west of Pleasant Valley Drive. Some 1,000 employees are expected to be based there, and Oracle purchased an adjacent apartment building with the expectation of providing workforce housing.

Though an HEB Plus Grocery Co. store serves the area, the rest of the retail offerings tend toward fast food restaurants and smaller service providers. The need for more retail development is larger than expected, Young said.

“I’m really surprised by this gap, but East Riverside has changed so dramatically in the last five years both in population and resident income,” he said. “Clearly there’s a new income demographic for the area and it makes sense in hindsight that the retail gap is so large. Someone much smarter than me once said, ‘Retail follows rooftops.'”

Young said he hopes shedding light on the scarcity of retail in an area, which previously was a bulwark of student housing and lower-income households, will lead to more stores and restaurants.

“My hope is that retail and mixed-use developers with creative vision will look deeper at East Riverside Drive as an area to bring some major projects to Austin,” Young said. More information>>>

Miller IDS’ Featured May Artist

barton 002 country house adj_200This is the perfect month to feature the work of Greg Barton, as the Austinite’s artwork will appear in the West Austin Studio Tour May 14/15 & 21/22, which Miller IDS is proud to sponsor.

Greg’s unique style of using his fingers – as well as the occasional rag – to apply paint produces almost Impressionistic images which strongly evoke a sense of place. Most of his work is of landscapes, either his beloved Texas or Cape Cod scenes, all of which draw the viewer in by sharing the colors and light of the scene effectively. The image featured here, entitled “Gray Day 2” was inspired by summer visits to the Cape marshes and their timeless salt-weathered houses.

For more of Greg’s work, please come by to meet him and view his work up close at the Linc Collective Artist Group during the West Austin Studio Tour, or visit his website.