Fresno, California – June 24, 2015
Fresno Grand Opera formally announces the Company is moving its business office to the Shaw Court Business Suites at 2377 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite 104, next to the Piccadilly Inn near the corner of Shaw and Van Ness. The Company’s business office has been in its current location at the Galleria in downtown Fresno for over ten years.
The new location features 1,445 square feet of office and storage space, nearly doubling the current business office, while significantly reducing the Company’s annual occupancy expenses. The additional space will also allow the Company to consolidate several components of its business under one roof, further streamlining operations and reducing overhead expenses. The move also makes it possible for the Company to better serve its patron base, as a large majority of its current supporters live in the zip codes immediately surrounding the new location.
Matthew Buckman, General Director of Fresno Grand Opera, said “The Company has really enjoyed its time at the Galleria. Michelle Tutelian and Civic Center Square have been incredibly supportive of the Company over the years, and we will miss our close friends and family at the Galleria. However, a wonderful opportunity presented itself to occupy another beautiful location that gives us a chance to operate our business more effectively, and we couldn’t pass it up. I am very excited for what our future holds at our new location.”
Eddie Fanucchi, President of the Fresno Grand Opera Board of Directors, said “The opera is doing a lot of work right now to position itself for the future, and I am very confident that this move will only increase our ability to further serve our community. We want to thank Michelle Tutelian and Civic Center Square for their many years of support. They have been wonderful during our time at the Galleria, and we really appreciate all they have done for us.”
The Company will close its business office from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 5 to complete the move to its new location. The Company will reopen for business at its new location on Monday, July 6, and will retain its current business hours of Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. An open house will be held in mid-July to welcome the community to the new office.
Shaw Court Business Suites was the home of the Fresno Philharmonic until last summer. Fresno Grand Opera will occupy a different suite than previously occupied by the Philharmonic.
About the new business office location
Address: 2377 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 104, Fresno, CA 93711
Location: The southeast corner of W. Shaw Avenue and N. Hughes Street
Nearest cross streets: West Shaw and Van Ness Avenues
Description: 1,445 square feet of office and storage space. Three private offices, one conference room, a reception area, a kitchen, an open work space, two small storage closets and one large storage room. Shaw Court features all inward facing office suites that open to a beautiful interior courtyard with large running fountains and greenery. The office suites are surrounded by large amounts of free parking.