Wharf's Gateway To Be A Chain Bulk Candy Store

Now that’s what every visitor to the wharf wants, quantity over quality.
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Bulk confectionery store Candy Land is taking its barrels of salt water taffy and bins of lollipops to Fisherman’s Wharf. The candy shop has signed a lease with the city of Monterey for the frontage space located at 6 Fisherman’s Wharf where Sam Balesteri’s Wharf Front gift shop and The Coffee House used to reside.

Wharf’s Gateway To Be A Chain Bulk Candy Store

Balesteri's Vacates Fisherman's Wharf

City wants more Cannery Row style franchise stores and their sky high rents. Times are changing, catch a part of the Old Fisherman’s Wharf while it’s still there.

Balesteri said the city wanted to double the rent at the location in the new lease, and while he did not give the exact price, he said the proposed rent was in the neighborhood of $9,000 a month.

The space Balesteri’s rented included three business fronts, in addition to the coffee shop and the gift shop the owner of Paluca Trattoria sublet the restaurant space. Paluca will remain open and has worked out a separate deal with the city.

Balesteri’s is the first of two family owned businesses vacating the wharf over lease negotiation problems. Liberty Fish is not re-upping its lease and is expected to leave early in 2017.

Balesteri’s Vacates At Fisherman’s Wharf