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Downtown Peet's Coffee to Move by Winter

Grant & Seventh location to close; new location will be at building being constructed on Redwood Boulevard next door to McDonald's.

By fall, loyal Peet's Coffee & Teas patrons will have to get used to a new caffeine routine.

Peet's confirmed Monday that it is and moving into a new complex being built at , site of the old Denny's/Mills Restaurant building that was .

Thad Logan of the commercial real estate company RetailWest and Cheryl Magat of Peet's confirmed that a lease has been signed and that the Peet's location at the corner of Grant Avenue and Seventh Street will be closed.

"Construction is coming along," Logan said of 7370 Redwood, just north of a and just south of a restaurant. "We're really excited about the progress, partly because we have great folks working on the project."

Logan said his company expects to deliver space to tenants by late November or early December and then see them open by the first quarter of 2013.

The new complex, which has yet to be given a name, was designed by Crome Architects and will offer 8,159 square feet of retail space and 28 parking stalls. The new building will be where the old parking area used to be, and the new parking will be where the torn-down restaurant used to be.

Peet's will occupy 1,800 square feet and will be on the side of the building opposite McDonald's, facing south and west, Logan said. The largest space, 3,880 square feet, will be on the east side of the building, closer to the and further from Redwood Boulevard. The third spot, 2,335 square feet, will be on the northwest corner, right along Redwood Boulevard and facing McDonald's.

Leases have not been signed for the other locations, Logan said, but his company is seeking a non-food retail or financial business for the biggest vacancy and a lunch/dinner restaurant for the other one.

No word yet on what will happen to the current Peet's location at the Downtown Novato Shopping Center.

Mark Burnham July 19, 2012 at 04:22 AM
yes the mills spot has parking. 28 spaces i believe. if you factor in the employees at peets (1800 sf), their customers & then the employees & customers that will work/frequent the other 2335 sf of retail space and the 3680 sf of restaurant space you can easily extrapolate that 28 spaces will not even come close to accomodate these people. especially at the peak hours of the day. many of these cars will park on machin ave (in front of the police station).. sure redwood will capture a few cars but to think that parking from this project will not infringe on old town parking is being tremendously naive. not that more visitors to this area and downtown is a bad thing.. they will help increase our tax revs. but this project will impact old town parking, especially when the city hall is built & 999 grant is completed this spring (only 21 spots and 20,000 sf of space there). add in a 300 seat theatre which the city recently sold to bernice baeza and its easy to see the parking dilema as being of great concern. if this doesn't convince you then consider that the city's own parking report (issued by the walker parking consultants) states that downtown day time parking, once the city offices are built, WILL encounter severe parking shortages. the city's own report states this clearly! AND the report doesn't include the parking impact the theatre, trek winery,the millsite will bring. it also drastically minimizes the impact 999 grant will have on parking.
Maggie August 02, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Yes! Dr. Insomnia's is wonderful. I hope the new Peet's location won't hurt their business!
Maggie August 02, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I will be boycotting Peets no matter where they are located. I will not spend money at a company that is owned by a company that violates EPA laws and continues to sell a product (d-Con) that poisons children, pets, and wildlife! http://alameda.patch.com/articles/conservationists-rat-out-peet-s-deal
Donna August 29, 2012 at 07:13 AM
Personally I think FlourChylde Bakery beats Peets in the pastry department by a mile. Poor choice for Peets to move from their current location.
Thorby September 06, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Perhaps they will even bother to enforce Novato's no-smoking ordinance at the outside tables of their new location? Something they never, ever bothered to do at their 7th & Grant location.

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