According to Big Banker, the iconic Clocktower Building at 446 Old County Road in Rockaway Beach is back in foreclosure, with a $2,340,00 first trust deed recorded in November 2006, past due in November 2016. Building owners have filed bankruptcy, but the foreclosure sale has been rescheduled repeatedly. The latest? July 3.
Big Creek Lumber donates wood to Ortega and La Honda elementary schools to build garden beds.
Pacifica makes the list of "best cities for starting a small business": third from the bottom at number 1259.
Pacifica gets national media attention for a fast-food dump that serves fake Mexican food, though to be fair, the story emphasizes the beauty of Linda Mar Beach.
The Better Business Burro reports that the Radio Shack/Sprint store in Linda Mar shopping center is selling off everything at discount prices and emptying out the store. The dominoes continue to fall at the rent-gouging shopping center, though Comments (at link below this post) seem to indicate that the bankrupt business was more to blame than the landlord.
Better Business Burro reports that after 25 years in business, Fresh Choice of Colma closed March 12. A sign on the door said that the owner had decided to open a new concept restaurant. Meanwhile, Black Bear Diner announced it will open at this location in the fall.
Local guru of good taste, Swami Umami visualizes a small-business group focused on products and services not related to real estate and development. This includes one-man/one-woman operations, mom-and-pop shops, creative artists, writers, musicians, printers, chefs, craft workers, consultants, entrepreneurs, and freelancers seeking an independent, progressive organization to represent their unique needs and interests. If you are interested, email your contact information to mayburrito at goofbuster.com and we will transmit it to the swami. Don't worry about your privacy; the swami has absolutely zero connections with the Trump administration.
Sweeney Ridge Equestrian on Cape Breton Drive in Park Pacifica is expanding its riding and boarding programs and looking for new nonprofit partners.
Linda Mar landlord Kimco throws Donut Time under the bus in favor of three new chain stores.
Christmas by the Cove remains open in Rockaway Beach.
Riptide's Better Business Burro brays about the Pacifica Tribune raising its subscription rates to $30 for six months and $49 for one year. The senior rate remains $22 for one year. We are sure that the newspaper has its business reasons for the rate increase. In any case, we always support print journalism and urge our readers to continue supporting the hometown rag. Special kudos to Tribune writers Jane Northrop and Jean Bartlett.
According to the City of Pacifica Planning Department, the former Denny's restaurant site at the northwest corner of Linda Mar shopping center will become this rendering of a one-story, 4500-square-foot, multi-tenant commercial building with outdoor seating, landscaped areas, and new signs. Kimco's application is incomplete at this time, but a revised application is expected within the week. (Thanks to Alan Wald for alerting us to this new signage in front of the site [see below], and to Dan Stegink for the close-up photo of the sign above.)