What Do You Wish Was Here?

The Loop fitness center closed its doors on May 11, after five years on Fourth Street. What do you hope takes 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

After five years on Fourth Street, fitness center closed its doors  permanently on May 11 due to an expired lease. What do you want to take its place?

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

Kathleen Gaines May 30, 2012 at 09:05 PM
A bookstore.
Gabrielle Cullen May 31, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Agreed!!! A bookstore would be awesome. Rebound is the only one, lovely store that it is, in San Rafael. Small Book Passage anyone?
sally veauta May 31, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Yes! An independent bookstore w/ the ambience of a smaller Book Passages! I would be there for it! Gabrielle, you beat me to it! Sally Veauta -say votaw
Ryan Ricco-Pena May 31, 2012 at 08:57 PM
How about a late night bakery that delivers?
Kevin Pham June 01, 2012 at 12:49 AM
i feel like a bakery would be too close and be competition to Arizmendi a few steps down the street
Lizzardking's Rise June 01, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Yea man, Ryan is one righteous dude. A bakery which delivers at all hours of the night would be majorly cool for those of us suffering from the munchies.
Lizzardking's Rise June 01, 2012 at 06:20 AM
Kevin, you are a real buzz kill, man.
Victoria Castro June 03, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Make it another fitness center with plenty of mirrors so I can see myself working out.
Toni Eis June 28, 2012 at 07:50 PM
A hardware store, like Yardbirds, is very much needed on Fourth Street.


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