The conversion of retail space to offices.
Original post made by CJ Vetter, Menlo Park, on Jul 16, 2011
Then one of my landlords spilled the beans: they can get higher rents for office space than retail space. It seems to me they raise the rents, don't find renters for impressive periods of time, and then get the city to okay the space for office use. I mourn the loss of Diddems and wonder if I will face the same fate some day.