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What Do You Wish Were Here?

In the first installment of a new series on vacant commercial spaces, we ask you what type of business you'd like to see open in the space that Dave McDonald's Pleasure Principle occupied for more than four decades at 71 Throckmorton.

In the first installment of a new series on vacant commercial spaces, we ask you what type of business you'd like to see open in the space recently vacated by 's occupied for more than four decades at 74 Throckmorton.

Janis Bosenko August 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM
A tea shoppe that serves afternoon tea
Ian M Rogers August 30, 2011 at 10:19 PM
I would like to see a upscale full bar that serves more than just beer and wine. Some place I can take the wife for a drink and relax.
Patty August 31, 2011 at 01:59 PM
A small little take out restaurant that serves hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.
rich August 31, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Walmart if they can afford the rent and fit everything inside.
Suzanne August 31, 2011 at 02:39 PM
A crêperie!
mill valley parent August 31, 2011 at 03:23 PM
what's the rent and who's the landlord?
mill valley parent August 31, 2011 at 03:24 PM
LOLOL
CKC CKC August 31, 2011 at 04:30 PM
A bagel store...
Scott Landress August 31, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Agreed!
Sarah Caroll August 31, 2011 at 05:53 PM
A tea shop would be fun, but I'd want it to be a cool, funky place where people could gather and hang out. A cross between Om Shan Tea and Samovar would be wonderful!
mill valley parent August 31, 2011 at 06:07 PM
omg the last thing this town needs is more bagels. Tea shop is good. Or Juice Bar by day, champagne bar by night?
hab3 August 31, 2011 at 06:22 PM
A quirky jewelry shop with an eccentric proprietor ...
Tracey August 31, 2011 at 10:30 PM
Tacos, please.
rich August 31, 2011 at 11:29 PM
Walmart? Really? The last thing Mill Valley needs downtown is a small town killing colossus like Walmart. Besides, didn't you know Walmart discriminates against men, women, young people, old people, and middle aged people? Also, we don't have nearly enough parking downtown to support Walmart in this location. On the other hand, the City might support Walmart as that might actually get someone to buy one of those RSVP parking permits.
Janis Bosenko August 31, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Rich: buy a sense of humor or at least an appreciation of sarcasm.
rich August 31, 2011 at 11:45 PM
I agree. RIch what are you thinking? Besides, Walmart represents the best America has to offer. It's the definition of free enterprise. I'm sure any town in Marin besides Mill Valley would be delighted to have Walmart. I heard the mayor of Fairfax is wooing Walmart to take over the former Albertson's space. C'mon Rich get a life!
Rico September 01, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Howz about a little pot store, with baked goods also ? Just kidding, I know the city of Mill Valley will never allow such a store. Some people from Ft. Bragg already tried it here in M.V., and our city mothers and fathers made it quite clear that they don't want that kind of store in gentrified new Mill Valley. That space is kind of small, and the rent is high, so it might hard to find anyone to set up any kind of business that would actually make a profit. It would be a good front for laundering money though. Maybe a quaint little boutique or medical supply store, you know, wheelchairs, scooters and crutches for rent or sale.
eliza ross September 01, 2011 at 03:19 AM
how about a cute little botique that has some sort of art incorperated. like mosaics or pottery! thats what mill valley really needs!
Rich September 01, 2011 at 11:36 AM
How bout an Apple store so we don't have to drive all the way to Corte Madera to spend all our money
Kathleen Duich September 01, 2011 at 06:11 PM
he's so kidding! he's got sarcasm down janis!
Kathleen Duich September 01, 2011 at 06:18 PM
a mercantile with green/sustainable/urban homesteading stuff like handmade gardening tools, chicken coop supplies, canning supplies, great, practical kitchen containers/stuff, great reusable bags (molly, r u listening?), organic seeds, organic fibers/fabric/craft stuff, resources on living more sustainably, books on all of the above,
mill valley parent September 01, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Chicken coop supplies? LOL I vote for the bar
Diane September 01, 2011 at 06:45 PM
What about an old fashioned bakery, add the tea and looks like it would be a winner.
Rico September 01, 2011 at 07:31 PM
How about a new age bakery, add chai chai loco special "green" tea for a kicker.
Barbara Bauer September 03, 2011 at 05:50 AM
There is a fireplace in the back of the store. It would be nice to have something (like the tea shop idea/or just a very very good bakery) with tables near the fireplace. A fantasy, I'm sure!!!
Rich September 05, 2011 at 08:02 AM
how about another coffee shop

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