What Should Go Here: Former Wolf Camera Store

Do you have a vision for this vacancy?

For a few weeks now, the doors of , located at 16020 Hesperian Blvd., have remained closed.

The , after its parent company, Ritz Camera & Image, announced it has filed for bankruptcy.

Open since 1998, it was the go-to shop for many folks when it came to their photographic needs.

If you could bring new business into this space, what type of establishment would you like to see?

Post your suggestions in the comments section below.

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Gogetter18 August 18, 2012 at 03:22 AM
WE need something in the community we don't have, not something we don't need. 1) Healthy (i.e Foodmill, Whole Foods, Organic pet food and holistic alternatives, etc.) 2) Walk in job resource and training center (i.e. paid internship or training placement connections). 3) Tutoring or Learning center (i.e. Silvan Learning Center or something similar for all age groups even adults if needed). 4) or yesssssssssss... a KayBee Store! lol Get original folks. Lets think outside the box.
Gogetter18 August 18, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wait! 5) Aqua massage beds and fruit flavored oxygen bars! Not kidding, I used to drive all the way to pier 39 just to get a message and dose of pure oxygen....It was awesome to feel so invigorating and relaxed all in one.
Carol Parker August 18, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Perhaps they could attract a "pop-up" store of some sort. Pop-up retail, which is sometimes called Pop-up stores, are short-term sales spaces. Some successful businesses have started out this way. I know some commercial property owners shift to recruiting pop up stores when there is uncertainty about development or they have a lot of vacant space. One nearby shopping center has been successful, to some extent, doing this. It fills empty space and lets a new business "try out" their concept without a long-term lease.
Carol Parker August 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Unfortunately, KayBee Toys no longer has stores. I kind of wonder if a toy store would make it there since there is a Target and Wal-Mart not too far away and they sell toys. The big box retailers have gobbled up so much of the specialty stores' market. I think you are on to something, however, to think about a family-friendly, child-centric business going there. I had not thought of a tutoring center, but that is an interesting idea. There used to be a flourishing music studio in that neighborhood (back by the Post Office) - when I took lessons there as a child throughout the 1960's. Maybe a dance studio space?
Patti August 19, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Pretty soon we will have more "what will go here?" than stores that are still open..


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