I recently discovered the store in the upper left hand corner of my street. It opened up a few days after I moved in so I spent a lot of time there. I’ve never had an issue with the store before and I’m very happy with the direction it is headed.
A lot of people have asked if there is any way to get the store and/or the team behind it to participate in an interview. We don’t have any plans to have anyone from the store or the team in the piece, but we are open to it.
The store is located in a pretty large space, but it is not in a highrise real estate market. It is located inside of a real estate market and is so close to the beach it is far more convenient than a real estate market.
The store is a great idea and we are looking forward to it. We have a team that will be involved in its development as well. The store will be an interesting space to work in. It will be a safe, high-traffic area of activity for anyone with a creative outlet.
Another idea would be to turn the space into a boutique store, but there are problems with that as well. There’s no space for a boutique store to operate in. Plus, there is no reason to have a boutique store in a city that has a very high real estate market. There are very few places in the bakersfield area to shop for anything but the most generic high-priced items. We’re hoping there is a creative use for that space that doesn’t involve selling things.
A lot of people try to use the space as a shopping mall. Sure it’s not as desirable as a store, but you could easily have the store run by a couple of thousand people and sell clothing, hats, and other things with no need to spend money.
That idea was actually one I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’ve been trying to think of creative ways to get the city to let the bakersfield area become a creative area. There are tons of little creative projects that could happen on the street. There are no big open-air restaurants or bars near the city limits, but the city could build outdoor cafes in various places in the city.
They could also do something a bit different. How about building a set of stores that are all near each other. A bakery, a grocery store, a hardware store, and a clothing store. Each one has a retail area and a garden area. The garden area could be a place where people can grow all kinds of vegetables.
The city isn’t very big. It’s probably better to make them a series of retail centers with a wide variety of merchants. Even if you have to go one by one, you could go many at once. You could even go very small. There could be a Starbucks that is a part of the mall and a coffee shop that is in a separate building on the mall. Or a large park with a playground.
We have to go one by one. We have to go to the big one.