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What Do You Wish Was Here?

This used to be a sporting good store in Marin Square. What do you think should take its place?

Our city's commerical vacany rate is currently between 8 percent and 10 percent. San Rafael Patch is featuring each week a vacant or abandoned building or lot and asking readers: "What do you wish was 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.

This used to be a sporting goods store at 55 Bellam Blvd in Marin Square. What do you think should take its place?

About this column: There are plenty of empty and abandoned buildings in San Rafael. What do you wish was there instead?

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randolph p. cohn October 02, 2012 at 06:29 PM
a youth facility so kids have a free place to go, play and learn.
Closet Conservative October 02, 2012 at 08:16 PM
I understood that this former drive-in and failed shopping center property was to become a Sutter Health campus-?
Reginald "Rex" Henderson October 02, 2012 at 09:10 PM
How about a Work Center where the migrant workers can sign up for jobs? The area outside the center is where many of the workers already congregate. This would give them a place to wait out of the rain, or the sun on these hot days.

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