Business Slow? Re-Route The Tourists

On Tuesday, the City Council approved placing directional signs that would route motorists on Ocean View Boulevard up to Lighthouse Avenue so they could travel through “historic downtown Pacific Grove” on their way to the fabled drive.

The sign would have eastbound drivers hang a left at 17th Street, go up to Lighthouse and turn right, rather than simply go straight and follow Jewell or Pacific avenues to 17-Mile Drive.

Looks like the first plan to send them up Grand fizzled. And what happened here long ago that makes it so historic anyway?

But really. The Pebble Bound tourists are more likely to follow the shoreline to see the true beauty of P.G. What is better to see and stop to look at?

The coastline that is often called “The Poor Man’s 17 Mile Drive”

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Magic Carpet 2011

Point Pinos Lighthouse Postcard

Or do the really want the Tourist Trappings like junkyard garbage,

Junk Yard Purse

. . and rusty yard decor.

Miss Trawicks Rusty Yard Decor

What would you choose?

Business Slow? Re-Route The Tourists

Shop Closings

Leaving Lighthouse in PG there’s Gaspers Jewelers. Now where do I get a watch battery replaced with a cheerful, no sneer service?
News Rack Gaspars 2

Newest ghost town, 300 block of Forest Ave. Moe says that vacant storefronts are filling up, but it looks like they are just moving around.

Trotters moved to the Sprouse Reitz building.
Trotters 1

Marita’s moved to Lighthouse.

The Unfinished Furniture In The Raw store is finished
305 Forest Ave

Still vacant since the fall:

First Noel
First Noel

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

Spca Oob

SPCA too
Spca Too Oob

Lighthouse Cinema
Lighthouse Cinema

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