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Visions for Vacancies: The Village at Town Center

What would you like to see fill the vacancies at The Village at Town Center?

The Village at Town Center is a mixed-use building on San Pablo Ave. and Schmidt Lane. There are two vacant retail spaces and we would like to know what you would like to see here.

This building has 158 apartments above it and retail on the ground floor. One current tenant is Sylvan Learning Center. There was a Quiznos at this location but it closed three years ago.

I spoke with the broker and he recognizes the problem with this space is there isn’t an anchor tenant to provide foot traffic. The business could primarily serve residents living in the apartments above and the homes between Moeser and Potrero. The former Quiznos space has about 1500 square feet and since it was a Quiznos before it could easily be set up for something like a coffee shop, deli, sandwich shop, or other type of light-food use. However, it should be possible to convert it to anything.

Submit your suggestions on Spotmojo using this link:  http://www.spotmojo.com/openspot/villagetc/

You can also use the code “VillageTC” on Spotmojo to find this spot.

El Cerrito Patch is working with Spotmojo to collect your suggestions for vacancies. Spotmojo is a website where you can suggest the businesses you want where you live, work, or play. The suggestions are provided to new businesses and commercial real estate brokers to help new businesses find their ideal location. This gives you a voice in the businesses that open in your neighborhood and it helps local businesses succeed.

Borris Batanov February 28, 2013 at 05:40 PM
We'll see less empty storefronts if and when: 1) The government, state and federal, cuts spending, cuts the deficit and debt and balances the budget, i.e., when Californians and Americans elect fiscal conservatives. 2) The regulatory burden and taxes on businesses are eased, including Obamacare, which is a tax on business.
sherry February 28, 2013 at 11:09 PM
A good bakery and or deli would be nice. Bagel shop. But I know there is little walking traffic there so probably not profitable. Good luck!
marilyn March 01, 2013 at 08:59 AM
coffee shop and organic produce

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