Red Phone: Gilroy needs a good deli

 


Unfortunately we aren’t able to purchase everything we need at
our local grocery stores especially imported and specialty items.
Gilroy needs a full scale Italian deli and also a fish market. My
suggestion to the Economic Development Department is to contact
these types of businesses in San Jose and try to entice them into
opening a second store here in Gilroy. Downtown would be
perfect.

“Unfortunately we aren’t able to purchase everything we need at our local grocery stores especially imported and specialty items. Gilroy needs a full scale Italian deli and also a fish market. My suggestion to the Economic Development Department is to contact these types of businesses in San Jose and try to entice them into opening a second store here in Gilroy. Downtown would be perfect.”

Red Phone: Dear Just What The Doctor Ordered, We couldn’t agree with you more. Having a deli or fish market similar to what Poppy’s Fish & Poultry in Morgan Hill was like before its owners retired and closed the business earlier this summer would be great.

“I don’t know of anything like that coming to Gilroy,” said Richard Spitler, president of Gilroy Economic Development Corporation. “But we’re always looking to strengthen existing businesses or bring in new businesses. Something unique like that would be a good fit.”

When is road going to open?

“I was wondering when they are going to open up the area around Las Animas and Monterey roads. It has been like that for two months.”

Red Phone: Dear What’s Going On, Unfortunately the developer is still waiting for approval from Union Pacific and the Public Utilities Commission to proceed with the traffic improvements in the area since it involves the railroad crossing, said Gilroy Traffic Engineer Don Dey.

“We’ve been wondering about when it is going to be done also,” Dey said. “Once they have gotten that approval, there is very little work to be done. The developer is anxious to be finished so the project can move along.”

The developer, Desmond Melia, is planning an industrial subdivision between Forest Street and Murray Avenue.

For more on this development, see this previous story

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