The Long Beach Solita will be the biggest incarnation of the chain, moving into the cavernous Rock Bottom site of more than 9,000 square feet, with seating for more than 300 customers.
Although the settlement amount represents only a fraction of the damages sought by the drivers, the group suing XPO Port Services considered the outcome a “stellar result,” according to court documents.
The Port of Long Beach had its second-busiest September on record last month, according to numbers the port released Thursday afternoon. However, an unprecedented number of vessels waiting to unload cargo has cast a shadow over the port’s success.
This marks the fifth consecutive year Long Beach has won the award—more than any other bureau or center.
Deepening the waterways, in some cases by as little as 4 feet, would allow some ships to enter and exit the Port of Long Beach much more quickly, ultimately lowering national transportation costs.
The virtual meeting about the Santa Fe Avenue Synchronization Improvement Project is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.
Record cargo imports have caused congestion at the port, leading experts to predict a shortage of popular gifting items—from electronics to clothing—just ahead of the holiday season.
The task force was set up to seek comment on the controversial I-710 Corridor Project, which involves adding two lanes of truck traffic to either side of the freeway from Long Beach to East Los Angeles near the 60 Freeway.
The city’s Department of Developmental Services is proposing offering developers more incentives to build moderate-, low- and very-low-income housing, particularly along transit corridors and near job centers.
After plans were scuttled this spring on a controversial plan to widen the 710 Freeway, a new task force convened by Metro is seeking input from the public, particularly residents who will be directly impacted by the work.