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Locals want to see these businesses on Grant Avenue

Novato residents came forward with ideas when asked, "what businesses do you think are missing from Grant Avenue?"

Noni Ritter of Novato - "I would also like a nice butcher like a charcuterie."
Noni Ritter of Novato - "I would also like a nice butcher like a charcuterie."
A variety of businesses can be found in Novato's Old Town on Grant Avenue. Residents and workers having coffee on Grant Avenue were asked what businesses did they feel were missing from the street. Restaurants was the most popular response when asked what they wanted added onto Grant Avenue.   

Noni Ritter, Novato resident – She says she would like “better, upscale restaurants like Insalata's and Comforts (found in San Anselmo). I would also like a nice butcher like a charcuterie.”

Paul Breakstone, Novato resident - He says he'd like, “more mid-range restaurants. It would be nice to have German and Italian restaurants, a nice dinner for $30-$40.” He would also like to have an old fashioned diner.

Birgit, a regular visitor from New Jersey – She misses “stores that aren't generic” and that have character. She is glad that the Flour Chylde and the toy store Five Little Monkeys are still in business. “So many have gone out of business, it's a pity. They gave a lot of personality to the street.”

Gina Flanagan, works in Novato - “Better restaurants with better hours.”

Anonymous - “More restaurants like Petaluma has.”

What types of businesses would you like to see on Grant Avenue? Please let us know.

Sam January 14, 2014 at 04:14 AM
Ha Ha a Butcher Will the cow hold up the parking spot for you until they butcher it ? You are the type of person who would say put more Trees . Zero parking ! Look at the large empty building at the corner of Redwood and Grant , Who is going to rent that with zero parking. Oh maybe they can make the front doors wider and park inside that dump.. I say ask a council member!
snielsen606 January 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM
More restaurants? We already have eight restaurants and a coffee house in a two block area. We also have two barber shops, two salons and at least three personal care places. Four jewelry shops, two gift stores, and three shops that sell clothing and shoes. These are numbers that came off the top of my head so the numbers should change. We are missing a book store especially.
Gail Wilhelm January 30, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Restaurants are already a zero sum game in Novato. An older one has to be demolished to make way for a new one.

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