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The conversion of retail space to offices.

Original post made by CJ Vetter, Menlo Park, on Jul 16, 2011

Has anyone besides me noticed that retail spaces in downtown Palo Alto are not-so-gradually becoming office spaces? In spite of zoning? I pondered this, because I know there is a demand because I am a retailer. The rents continue to increase in spite of vacancies. I have been driven out of two spaces by a substantial rent increase, one at the height of the recession. The spaces in both cases went vacant for over 6 months.

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a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Rants are not interesting unless they are backed up by facts. Who is your landlord? Which locations are you talking about? How much did your rent increase?


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