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What Do You Wish Was Here?

Baubles and Beads used to occupy this Fourth Street location. 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.

Baubles and Beads used to occupy this Fourth Street location, right next to the Smith Rafael Film Center, until they relocated to Berkeley. Tell us in the comments what 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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Michael October 08, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Peet's Coffee.... Ha!
Elsie Underwood October 08, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I'd love to see a fabric/yarn store there! Many of us who are quilters, knitters, fabric artists, etc. would love to see a fabric/yarn store there much like the Ben Franklyn store that was in Novato. We don't have anything like that nearby!
Nicole Ely October 08, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I like the idea of another craft store. I used to love seeing all the jewelry in the Baubles and Beads window. It made me want to be more crafty. Any other ideas?
WideEyed&BushyTail October 08, 2012 at 10:30 PM
about these craft store suggestions......ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ BORING! Which brings us back to Peet's Coffee,
Gabrielle Cullen October 09, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Toy Store!!!

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