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What Business Would Fit Well at this Grant Location?

It used to be Feathered Nest. What do you think this stretch of Old Town could use?

Maybe Novato Patch readers can help our local commercial real estate folks figure out how to fill some of our empty storefronts. Might as well give it a try, right?

Each week, we will feature a vacant store, abandoned building or undeveloped lot and ask readers: "What do you wish were here?"

This spot at 830 Grant Ave. has been empty since the Feathered Nest home furnishings shop became an online retailer. Old-timers will remember it as a pool hall. It's just under 2,500 square feet and right behind the town clock at Sherman & Grant.

Think about what's already on this section of Grant and what is missing. What do you think would really enhance this location in the heart of Old Town Novato?

If you're interested, call John Williams at Sperry Van Ness at 415-897-4422.

John Parnell May 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Are you sure about that, Jim? When was that vote exactly? Please elaborate. Didn't Novato voters vote on the city offices 20 years ago with a ballot measure regarding the infamous Taj Mahal (I believe Measure D)? They forbade the council from doing it, but wrote it a bit narrowly & didn't foresee the city ever doing an all-cash deal. However, now Michael Frank has convinced the current council that the measure won't be violated as long as they do a cash deal by pillaging the nonexistent development funds (before the state takes them back).
Craig Belfor May 18, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Just because an elected council made a bad decision doesn't mean we can't overturn it. Japanese internment, prohibition, and the repeal of the Gliass Steagall Act were all put into place by elected officials.Our children will pay for this, not just in lower educational opportunities, but in actual taxes and decreased services. All of our city offices will easily fit into the Square, with room left over. Stop accepting the resolution of the council as gospel, Jim. Democracy is not a spectator sport. We must not just watch and follow. We have a mandate from those who will pay for it(our children) to speak up.
Susan Clark May 18, 2012 at 01:50 AM
You're such a crap disturber J.L.G.
Worry May 18, 2012 at 02:59 AM
susan, craig, john, simply ignore "grimes" going forward. there is no substance with this fellow. he is an uninformed, grammatically challenged agitator.
Craig Belfor May 18, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Who votes. Hitler was voted in by uninformed idiots. Our job is to educated our opponents or learn from them. The good and bad of society is that everyone is equal.

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