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What Do You Wish Was Here?

Olive Market left this spot on Fourth Street. 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.

Olive Market used to occupy this location on 1904 Fourth Street. 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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Pam Dixon September 27, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I think it would make a great thrift store location. It has good parking which is very important. It's a bit of a difficult spot because traffic whizzes by and it has to accessed as you drive west onto the Miracle Mile.
derrpa September 28, 2012 at 04:52 AM
3 twins ice cream shop!!!!!!!

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