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What Kind of Business Would Fit Well Here?

The old Del Reeno Meats building has been vacant for a long time. What would you like to see moving into this place?

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?"

The idea was inspired by Candy Chang from New Orleans, who in 2010 created "I wish this was ..." stickers and placed thousands around the city for residents to fill in the blanks. Stickers can be bought online here

The old Del Reeno Meats building at 1413 Grant Ave. has been empty for years and rumors have swirled about potential clients hoping to nail down a purchase or lease. Vince Sheehan of said this spot is still available even though several parties have expressed interest.

What do you think would really enhance this location on the western end of Grant?

Norma Dawson April 12, 2012 at 08:02 PM
No more nail salons!!!
Novato Gal April 13, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I would say an art gallery, I have a network of 4000 talented artist friends, but I am lacking the funds, to prep the building. I often drive by and dream of the cutest little art gallery, that is walking distance to these great business. Looking for an investor, would be my next step, to make this happen.
Born & raised April 13, 2012 at 04:49 AM
A Sol Food take out restaurant.
Norma Dawson April 13, 2012 at 05:01 PM
That would be awesome!!
Morris & Company April 13, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Does anyone know who owns Sol Food? Sure would be great! But the cinderblock building would need would need major $$$$$ improvements. How about the Avalar building on Machin & Grant Ave?

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