Britton Barkoff, the owner of the children's shoe store at 85 East Blithedale Ave., has seen a slew of new faces since she posted the
"Going Out of Business" signs in her windows earlier this month.
"People come in and say, 'I always wanted to stop here but haven't been able to,' or 'I didn't even know you were here,'" Barkoff says. "But now it's too late. Where were you for the past 11 months?"
Barkoff, who lives in Tiburon, is set to close her shop June 29, a few days shy of a year since she opened it. The July 2011 arrival of Buzy Beez ended a more than two-year vacancy for the space at the edge of downtown and across the street from and .
Barkoff, who spent six years at Baby & Kids Co. downtown prior to opening Buzy Beez, said 85 East Blithedale is a tough location because it's slightly beyond the downtown walking area.
"It's definitely off the beaten path," she says. "We just lacked foot traffic here."
That begs the question: What would you like to see move into the space at 85 East Blithedale? What would get you to walk, ride or drive to that edge of downtown? Let us know in the Comments section!