Changes On The Drive #37

It’s September already, with beautifully cool weather to make the walk down the Drive a more than pleasant experience.  It wasn’t that busy, either; I guess a lot of folks are enjoying Labour Day at picnics and whatever (or perhaps they are rushing around looking for last-minute daycare for their non-school-bound kids).

Nit many changes on the Drive since last month, so just a short report today.

Down at the south end, the storefronts at the Marquee are getting filled in.  The newest tenant, at 2280 Commercial, is Jam, a Lebanese restaurant. Not sure when it is opening.

Jam

Also in the same building, there is a sign for a “vape lounge” and full service e-cig store (whatever the latter may be) called Splash.  Again, it doesn’t appear to open yet.

Splash

As I was passing, I decided to check out the new-ish revamped Persian Market at 1730.  It looks cleaner, brighter, more open, and more inviting than that site has for many years.  Bravo to the new owners!

The storefronts at 1438, 1268, 1108, 1102, and 903 are still vacant.

The most interesting thing to happen on the Drive this month, I think, is the opening of the crowd-funded parklet outside Prado’s.

Prado parklet

It is a great idea.  It is perhaps a pity it is only just opened now that the rainy season is about to start, but it is a splendid addition to the street.  Maybe they could include a better bike rack in the future.

 

Previous Changes On The Drive posts.

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