Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Status of Our Beloved Store, Bay Books Coronado

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From all Bay Books employees

It is with great despair that we were informed by KLEEGE Capital, the developers of our block, that the location we presently occupied for the last 27 years has been leased to another store. Even though we have been loyal occupants of the space that houses Bay Books, we were never given an option to remain in the present location. They offer other locations in the new area, but the new lease rates make it unfeasible for a bookstore to survive.

We decided to write this letter to ask the Coronado Community to help us locate a new space! Angelica Muller and the owner of Bay Books have tried for the past year to convince the present landowners to help us stay without success and they are just as eager to find a place for our store.

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As residents of Coronado, we feel that having a bookstore is part of who we are! Coronado has distinguished itself as a unique town, where culture and arts are an integral part of the City. We cannot imagine a Coronado without its Bookstore!

While we remain uncertain about our future, we ask residents to please come and visit us, be supportive of our store and if possible bring the issue to the city, maybe if we all work together we can find a new home.

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Coronado for so many years of support and hope we can start the New Year with plans to relocate our beloved store in Coronado.

With gratitude and love,
Bay Books Employees,
Barbara, Susan, Erna, Caryn, Sue, Gina, Christine, Maria and Abigail.

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Managing Editor
Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.” Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com


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