Today's article in the Daily Post about "preserving retail" got me thinking about B'game retail. I notice Gold Medal martial arts has moved out of the large Howard Ave. space. I also notice that the old Travel Wizards space across the street in the Carr McClellan building doesn't appear to be retail anymore. It has a number of computer workstations and no retail signage. Palo Alto is struggling with Internet companies pushing out retail and we are certainly an attractive place for the same.
On the plus side for retail, work was once again happening in the Panotiq space! But the old Wine Stop space is still empty and that is a large space as well.