Yah, but don’t ruffle the old guard by trying to open provocative lingerie shops or anything that may take customers away from Fandango or Grove Market.
Pacific Grove’s businesses need to be more distinctive, Mayor Bill Kampe told the city’s Chamber of Commerce on Friday.
“The hard evidence is that we are not well identified by those outside of P.G.,” he told 200 people at the chamber’s annual membership luncheon at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach.
He said some ideas for standing out on the Peninsula are changing the mix of businesses downtown, improving its visual appeal, getting better signs or adding public art.
Meanwhile, I’m sure there are more “distinct” art galleries and resale shops ready to move in when other art galleries and resale shops go out of business.