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Living Spaces furniture showroom bringing 175 more jobs to Manteca
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Crews work on the new Living Spaces furniture showroom on Atherton Drive.

Living Spaces is now hiring for its Manteca store under construction at Atherton Drive just west of Union Road.

Plans call for 75 fulltime employees and 100 part-time workers. That is in additional to seasonal workers.

The 116,641-square-foot furniture showroom has space set aside within the main structure’s footprint for a restaurant to open at a later date.

The restaurant in the store is a fairly new concept for Living Spaces. A Texas location features a Beck’s Prime restaurant with patio and a second floor deck for outside dining as well as inside seating.

The Living Spaces will have an area where the staff dispenses soda and coffee to customers as well as to bake fresh cookies that are made available on weekends. There is also a play area for kids.

The Living Spaces store will not be a warehouse per se but will be almost all showroom. Furniture customers buy will be shipped from the Fremont distribution center in 26-foot long trucks each day between 8 and 10 a.m. The only time larger 53-foot trucks will be used is for a week when they are shipping in furniture to set up the store displays.

The parking lot will have 456 spaces with 14 percent of them prewired to accommodate charging stations for electric vehicles.

The store will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends.

Manteca sealed the deal for Living Paces with a sales tax split similar to what the city did to secure Costco and The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley whose developers snared Bass Pro Shops.

That means Manteca — based on projected annual sales of $35 million — will end up splitting an estimated $350,000 in local sales tax. The actual deal calls for the split to be 50-50 of whatever is actually generated — whether it is annually higher or lower than $350,000 for 10 years or $3 million, whichever is reached first.

Based on the projections, Manteca while the split is in effect would receive $175,000 in general fund sales tax, $20,000 in property tax, and $175,000 in restricted Measure M public safety tax. Manteca’s leaders point out the $370,000 a year the city will receive while the terms of the split are in effect is $375,000 that would have been lost to another city. After the terms are fulfilled, Manteca would receive all of the sales tax. 


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