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What Do You Wish Were Here? 714 Main Street

This empty building has a prime location in the heart of Downtown Martinez. Instead of papered windows and broken glass, what do you wish were here?

What kind of business would you like to see in this retail space? A hair salon? A coffee shop? A hardware store? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Anne Mobley April 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Carol, among other things, White Rabbit Boutique sells wonderful greeting cards. A few years ago, the Downtown Retailer's Focus Group tried to entice store owners to let me know what they sell so I could put together a little directory for the merchants so we can direct the public, but unfortunately, there was not enough interest. I still think it would be helpful for other shoppe owners to know who sells what. For example, did you know that WRB sells "birthday chips" for the recovery community (AA & NA) as well as literature for them, fancy coins, gifts, and inspirational jewelry? We are the only place you can buy them for miles and miles. Sounds like people do not know that M S Sweets has great ice cream. A directory would be able to have merchants direct their customers to our sister shoppes for what they want.
Marilyn Brouette April 12, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Stationary store like Reed's or a linen store like the East Coast's Country Curtains
Jenny J Starmack April 12, 2012 at 07:03 PM
An Ice Cream Shoppe with extended hours would be great - Main Street Sweets IS a great little shop but when I want an Ice Cream cone after dinner, there is nowhere Downtown to get one. How bout a small drug store (like a mini CVS) where you could pick up Prescriptions and get non grocery items? There is no where downtown to "Make a copy" of something or print out things like you can do at Kinkos etc. I know several people that would love to see a Pool Hall back in Downtown. I always thought a "Blue Collar" supply store would be great too, Boots, white t Shirts, Jeans, heavy duty socks..... With all the refinery workers in town, Im sure they'd get a good business. What I've seen too often lately on Main street are businesses going in with a service or product that we simply just cannot afford. I REALLY think the powers that be need to think about what is need IN Martinez, what can people afford? Another Art Studio that sells paintings for hundreds of dollars is NOT going to succeed here.... yet
Brenda Galvin April 12, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Hi Jenny, There are 3 copy places in town.1 on Main,1 on Castro & 1 on Marina Vista!
John Irvivne May 17, 2012 at 02:05 AM
If you're serious about buying or leasing this building please get back to me. John Irvine Business Brokers of California 925-945-8175 JohnLIrvine@cs.com

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