Carpet store needs to follow the other shop’s lead and put up some signs, like under them lights where Rabo Bank used to have a sign. Or are they just planning to have some more long running out of business sales?
In June 2012, Torabbagi and Torabbeigi signed a multi-year lease to open up their rug store in the former Rabobank building at the corner of Lighthouse and Hoffman avenues. Shortly thereafter, they hired architects and contractors to make structural changes for the store, including installing a large plate glass window facing Lighthouse intended to display their imported rugs.
But in October 2012, a month after the renovation at the rug store commenced, “without any prior notice” from MST or the City of Monterey, crews began tearing up the sidewalk to install a bus shelter in front of their store — part of a larger $5 million MST bus stop and rebranding effort, which included wrapping numerous buses with jazz-themed displays. Money for the improvements came from U.S. taxpayers.