What Would You Like to See in This Empty Storefront?

Many locations in the Eureka Square Shopping Center are empty. What would you like to see in this one on the corner?

Many storefronts are available for lease in the Eureka Square Shopping Center through Biagini Properties, and have been for quite some time.

First off, there's this location on the corner facing west and south. The address is 100 Eureka Drive. Nearby are Oceana Market, City Arms, a gun and sporting goods store, and Oceana High School.

If you could choose, what kind of businesses would you like in these locations? Tell us in the comments.

Jason Engberg February 16, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Pacifica needs to reconcile its position on Cannabis Dispensaries and formally issue business licenses and allow these business to operate and allow taxes to be collected to keep police officers, teachers and other community jobs that add value to the Pacifica community.
ian butler February 16, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Well said Jason! I would like to add that the owners of Eureka Square, Biagini Properties, have been recklessly raising rents in a down economy and forcing many businesses to close. Unfortunately there appears to be no legal recourse for the city to stop this, but perhaps some bad publicity would encourage them to change this practice! Here's an article on the topic: http://www.theskylineview.com/features/pacifica-s-eureka-square-largely-abandoned-1.2134880#.Tz0tEnJWoTc Perhaps Patch could do a follow up.
Ila Dwyer February 16, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I would like to point out the fact that a shop that sells guns is listed as close to this storefront followed by a High School. So a gun shop is pretty dang close to a high school---and that's ok?
Sharon Voigt Caserta February 16, 2012 at 06:10 PM
How about a nice bakery!!
John Negley February 16, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I do not own a gun, but I have heard from others that City Arms is very responsible. The gun store near a school is not a problem IF they act in a responsible manner, which I believe they have been as they have been there for years without any negative impact.
David Ferry February 16, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I agree with Jason. A medical marijuana dispensary. It would be quite a tax base for our city and patients (like myself) would not have to go the city for our medication. It's a win-win situation.
Charles Dodgson February 16, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Yes, by all means we should have the city determine how much private companies charge in rent. After all, they've shown incredible financial acumen over the past decade. Also, we should have them decide Patch's advertising rates and the cost of a crab sandwich at Nick's. Another great idea would be if we had random citizens with absolutely no expertise in the labor market determine the salaries of our public employees.
K lerohl February 18, 2012 at 04:17 AM
I am the co-owner of The Longboard Margarita Bar. I would love to see a nice burger joint move in. It would be so great to be able to order burgers and fries etc. for our customers when they get hungry. Something that would stay open a bit later than the average food joint in town....I know the staff at US bank would probably like that too.
Nash February 19, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Agreed with K- A cool atmospheric Burger / BBQ place. There's plenty of pizza places in the town... ..and of course, it would have to have a massive salad bar!
Alyssa Jenkins February 20, 2012 at 08:50 AM
What about family-friendly billiards and burgers? Kind of like a sports pub? We need more options for families, and especially teens. Wouldn't it be cool if you could grab food and shoot pool with your friends after school or after work?
Rebecca Lorenz February 20, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I have wondered about Eureka Square for years. So many businesses have moved in and out of it, and so many spaces have sat empty for months and even years, that I can only wonder: are the owner(s) just waiting to sell Eureka Square? Does the owner(s) of Eureka Square have so much money that it/they can afford to let it sit idle? Unless Biagini Properties actually owns Eureka Square, there isn't much they can do about the rent/lease prices as Biagini works for the owner(s). I agree that the City of Pacifica ought to look into this. The owner(s) of Eureka Square apparently do not care much about Pacifica as it/they continue to drive businesses away. Having said that, I am not sure of what store should go in there. The comic book/game place was good for the kids, everyone seemed to enjoy it. I like shoes, and we have lots of walking places in Pacifica, so maybe a shoe store with good sturdy shoes for walking and hiking?
Donna Smith April 29, 2012 at 04:46 PM
How about a healthy restaurant? Like a raw food restaurant.
Chester September 14, 2012 at 04:47 PM
A marijuana dispensary? I think you are a little late to the party. Have you read or seen what our current administration is doing to the landlords of these facilities? Even though it would be a boon to our local economy it is not going to happen until Obama decides to honor his campaign pledge from 08.


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