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What Should Go in the New Main Street?

What types of businesses would you like to see at Main Street?

The much anticipated Main Street is getting closer and closer to materializing. We would like to get your suggestions on the types of businesses you would like to see at Main Street.

I spoke with the developer and city planner to get an update. The developer expects the first retail tenant to move in early 2014. There will be a total of 130,500 square feet for retail shops, restaurants, professional services, and very likely a grocery store.

The overall theme is to create a high-quality and unique experience for the people living, working, and visiting Cupertino. They’re targeting shops and restaurants that you generally wouldn’t find at the mall. With that said, there will be some familiar names as well.

The developer describes the restaurants they’re trying to attract as high-quality, unique, best-of-breed, environmentally conscious, and healthy. They’re not only looking locally but also successful concepts from Southern California and even internationally.

For retail they’re looking for shops that sell clothing, mobile devices, home decor, antiques, children’s toys, and others. The developer understands that e-commerce has changed the retail landscape so they’re looking for stores that offer products that can’t be easily found on the web.

There will also be businesses providing professional services such as banking, financial services, title services, and so on.

Your suggestions can help the developer attract those businesses to Main Street.

Please submit your suggestions on Spotmojo using this link:
http://www.spotmojo.com/openspot/mainst/

You can also use the code “MAINST” to find this spot on Spotmojo.com.

Cupertino Patch is working with Spotmojo to collect your suggestions. Spotmojo is a website where you can suggest the businesses you want where you live, work, or play. The suggestions are used to help new businesses find the perfect location and also to help commercial real estate brokers attract businesses to where you want them. This gives you a voice in the businesses that open in your neighborhood and it helps local businesses succeed.

Anne Ernst February 05, 2013 at 02:04 AM
Frank, I love your ideas! I hope somebody is listening/reading. I can see so many positives from your suggestions.
Pam B. Marino February 05, 2013 at 04:18 PM
My favorite salad restaurant, Pluto's, and Fraiche Yogurt. There's one located in downtown Palo Alto. It has some of the best frozen yogurt on the planet. In general, restaurants that expand our eating choices in Cupertino; a great Mexican restaurant would be nice. A general supermarket would be helpful, as well as a produce market. Maybe bring Chili's back to Cupertino? I miss our original location.
Frank Geefay February 06, 2013 at 12:02 AM
I've added these suggestions to Spotmojo but this sight is intended for specific store names rather than a group of categories.
Michael Hsueh February 07, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Frank, I think those are GREAT ideas. I think the key for retail to survive is to offer something the web doesn't and classes/live demos would definitely do that. It should create customer loyalty and then some customers wouldn't mind paying a little extra on their products to support the business and to keep that service for the community. It would also create additional reasons to go to Main St than just shopping and dining. The developer can see everything everyone's writing, and hopefully users will vote on your suggestion which helps the developer prioritize.
Samson Wong April 25, 2013 at 12:10 AM
You're absolutely correct, Sunita.

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