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What Should Replace Borders and Save Mart?

The Laguna Boulevard shopping center has two large, vacant spaces. What should fill them? Tell us in the comments section.

First , now : The Laguna Crossroads shopping center in Elk Grove now has two major vacancies.

The Laguna Boulevard center, owned by Donahue Schriber, still has major retailers like and smaller attractions like . But no new stores have been announced to replace Borders, , and Save Mart, .

Donahue Schriber Property Manager Sharon Cooney said Thursday that neither vacant space has a tenant lined up.

"We're still working on it," she said by phone.

Cooney declined to say whether any potential tenants were looking at the center.

Elk Grove, what kind of businesses would you like to see fill the former Borders and Save Mart locations? Does Laguna Boulevard need another grocery store and book retailer? Is there some kind of specialty business Elk Grove lacks? Let us know in the comments section below.

A. Mann July 11, 2012 at 03:45 AM
@patchreader , I am not a trucker. I know alot of trucking families and my husband is a trucker who spends more than half his time not parking his truck anywhere since he stays on the road. Parking in Elk Grove wasn't eliminated because of hookers either, it was because it was another measley attempt by the city to make EG more appealing to outsiders and in an effort to make more room for apartment complexes. Trucks make noise because to keep your food fresh they have to be refrigerated, bet you couldn't stop eating or wearing the clothes they transport to your city. EG is exactly what it was before, the city has not accomplished anything except for building a reputation for unfinished projects, being the next best place to live for people who couldn't afford to live in Vallejo , bay area etc.. built schools in places where there was no plan for traffic flow, hiked up fees for small businesses, and thats just to name a few obvious things..... if anything truckers and their trucks aren't as dangerous to Elk Grove as you make it sound, its the knuckleheads in office.
A. Mann July 11, 2012 at 03:49 AM
@Jim no chips .. lol.. I'm not a trucker, EG won't benefit from it , ok.. EG police dept. should at least amend their policy on ticketing truckers for entering city limits, they cannot even enter the city on a country road where there is parking and yards willing to let truckers park as long as they pay, truckers are people to , they have families they have to come home to before they go back out on the road to pick up those goods everyone needs to have delivered to the stores here in Elk Grove.
Connie October 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Since we don't have a mall and I hate driving to Arden Fair, how about Nordstom Rack???
Big Italian November 21, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I'm with you connie, Nordstom Rack. Or a Forever 21 would be good, both have a large enough foot print to fill that store.
Sierra December 05, 2012 at 04:33 AM
I would love to see a Fresh Choice where the Save Mart is now. With one way in and one way out and plenty of space to spread out, I can see them doing well, especially because they're a good place for a filling family meal. The Borders should become some kind of venue for the high schoolers to hang out. Like a Chuckie Cheese, but not. Just so they can keep out of the Target and have an option besides loitering and the teen center.

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