Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Community Market Near Oracle?

Hello my Oracle compatriots. This post is not about our technology but about our surroundings here at headquarters. There is a new kind of community market that’s helping revitalize the city of Napa, and there’s a move afoot to get a similar market in our neighboring town of San Carlos. There is an abandoned grocery store on the main strip in San Carlos that is begging for something like the Oxbow Market. Check out this story in the San Jose Mercury for a good summation of the Oxbow Market experience. There’s also this impromptu interview I shot with one of the Oxbow tenants while I was in Napa.

One of the interesting things about Oxbow Market is that alongside the charcuterie and the cheese shop and the bakery are built-in stalls so farmers can bring in their best seasonal produce. The whole presentation creates a great setting for the small restaurants.

For all of you who live in the area and would like to see something this progressive and enjoyable take over this abandoned market, there’s one simple thing you can do: visit this post on a popular San Carlos real estate blog and put in a comment supporting the market.


Gattey said...

This is a great idea. Lets make sure the San Carlos City Council and Planning Department Hear about it.

Chuck said...

Hey Eric,

Here's the direct link to the Oxbow post on the White Oaks Blog. I'll let you know if I hear any more from other SC residents.