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?
In January 2004, moved to Nave Center off South Novato Boulevard from its longtime home at 1107 Grant Ave. In 2006, the store's owners sold the Grant building to the Prado Group. Since then, there have been several potential tenants, but nothing has come to fruition.
Retail West, the principal of property manager, said the circa-1947 building needs substantial repairs before someone can move in. And before repairs can begin, they need a lead tenant.
Lisa Congdon with the Prado Group said there were negotiations with the recently, but nothing has materialized.
What are your ideas? What kinds of businesses would best serve Novato residents at this location? Keep in mind that the 20,000-square-foot building could be subdivided.
Each week, Novato Patch will feature a vacant store, abandoned building or undeveloped lot and ask readers: "What do you wish were here?" Chime in with a comment below.
And if you have any leads, contact Congdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.