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What Business is Best for this Vacant Space?

This Main Street space in the old Coastside Publishers & Printer building is empty. What business would you like to see there?

Have you noticed the “For Lease” signs popping up around Half Moon Bay? We have here at Half Moon Bay Patch, and it got us thinking. What new businesses would you like to see take those spots?

We’ll present a new vacant building and ask you, the reader, to tell us what should go there. By highlighting vacant Half Moon Bay buildings, we hope to engage residents in the planning and building of the community. Forgot zoning rules and regulations for a minute. If this location could be used for anything, what would you like to see? What would be best for the community?

This Main Street spot is next to and a office and was once occupied by Tokenz, but has been vacant for years since moved across the street to 524 Main Street.

What kind of business do you think Coastsiders need in this location?

Tell us what you would like to see there in the Comments section below.

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Charles Nelson May 25, 2012 at 03:05 PM
This decrepit building is an eyesore owned by an out-of-town landlord who won't lease it. Try calling the number listed on the For Lease sign. You'll get a recording and if you leave a message saying you want to lease the space, you won't get a return call.
Lisa Kphotoalbums May 25, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Then the City should get involved...since it lowers the interest in tourism for the rest of the street. At the least have it covered to look occupied. What happened to the really neat Antique store, Garden Store on the corner north of there? I stopped in at the bakery across the street and was Surprised to see it gone as well. It was the one with all the 'sea' glass. Half Moon Bay is starting to look run down, a shame.
Christa Bigue May 25, 2012 at 08:09 PM
That's too bad that messages left about leasing this space are not returned. Hopefully this column will engage community leaders to do something about the neglect of this building. Lisa, the store you are talking about, Half to Have It & Nest Gallery, moved to Princeton. A new store is opening up this summer in the space, called Oddyssea and it sounds great. Here's some more info on it in the Sprouts and Shutters column about local businesses: http://patch.com/A-tqDZ
dave maiero May 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM
I just don't get it. We have approximately 10M people living within an hour and a half drive from this paradise and we are experiencing empty commercial space on the main drag? There is only one ocean with beaches and it is west of all of them. The only real beach access is here with a very little to the north of us in Pacifica and Rockaway. Your next beach access to the south is Santa Cruz. Your next beach access to the north is Stinson Beach (little bit to the north in SF just south of the Cliff House). Whats up with this?
K May 28, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Sounds like the answer is 'no business' until that property changes hands.

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