What Do You Want to See in This Empty Storefront?

The former National Dollar location at 230 Grand Avenue is vacant. Fill in the blank.

Located on the busy pedestrian stretch of Grand Avenue, 230 Grand has papered-over windows and a lonely look to it. A sign in the window says it's for lease; if you could choose, what kind of business would you like in this location? Tell us in the comments.


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Drew Himmelstein February 06, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Good idea. So more light dining options for Grand? Would you prefer an independent business or a chain?
Mark Cox February 07, 2012 at 12:10 AM
As far as I know, there are no Indian restaurants in SSF (please correct me if I'm wrong about this). But it would be great to have a place with really spicy and tangy Indian curries with succulent lamb chunks and warm pieces of naan bread... oh, I'm hungry. Why won't this place open right now!
Tess February 07, 2012 at 02:18 AM
If I recall correctly, this is a fairly large space, so a BJ's type restaurant would be awesome. Of course the parking problem would be a problem. No the parking tower off grand does not help - who in their right mind parks there after dark? Back to the empty space - A barber/hair dresser school. Get cheap (clean) haircuts, closes early enough so you could park in the tower, and close enough to starbucks to get a good cup of jo, and the business would be there to pay the rent. Yeah, that's what I'd like to see
rachel February 07, 2012 at 02:52 AM
I like the curry house idea! How about any nice little restaurant with tasty food and lovely desserts. You know a great little local restaurant with an organic and seasonal menu. A great place for lunch, but even better for a dinner! Grand Ave needs some sprucing up! Not over priced stores and restaurants, but real places to shop and eat. There's not too much there for me. I'm not opposed to chain stores/restaurants, but prefer supporting local vendors. SSF has way too many fast food restaurants.
Nuncia Salerno February 07, 2012 at 03:32 AM
I think a Indian food place would be good!~~~~ I don't think it would do well like Thai Satay really only gets a good lunch crowd. Maybe a place that just does breakfast and lunch. Or.............. a place like Big Joe"s on san Mateo Ave in San Bruno, great burgers!


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