Please join me on Saturday, March 23, from 3-5 p.m. at the Esparto Depot to discuss ideas for future uses of the building and land. What are the options? Here’s a list of ideas people have offered so far:
Restaurant, Fresh Produce Store/Deli (showcasing local fruits, vegetables, olives, nuts, meats, ice cream, etc.), Brewery + Beer Garden, Office, Retail, Gallery, Organic Nursery and Demonstration Farm, Farmer’s Market, Event Center, Community Center…
Have I left any out that you think we should consider? If so, please post a comment here and add your own idea. The property lends itself to anywhere from two to five uses (in the depot itself) plus one or two additional uses of the grounds.
On Saturday, March 23, I’d like to host a general discussion about all of the ideas on the table. I’d like to talk about logistics, funding, and timing for the next stages of work – and begin making decisions about uses for the depot. Anyone and everyone who wants to be a part of the depot’s future is invited to attend.
Thanks, everyone, who has helped and offered good ideas so far. – Maria McVarish