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Borders space for sale

While the royal highnesses governing the city of Eureka continue to covet the (not so) secret news about which giganto big box retailer will be moving into the Bayshore Mall, one thing is clear — whoever it is has not snapped up the property soon-to-be-vacated by Borders.


Building Size:21,322 SF
Asking Price: $17.00/SF
Building Type:Mall
Lease Expiration:5/31/2018
Lease Options:3×5
Est. Cam/Taxes/Ins:$94,786 – $/Year

  1. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    It is just the lease for sale….

  2. Harry
    August 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    What about a Trader Joe’s? Then the high end and the low end from Walmart.

  3. The Big Picture
    August 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Once Eurekans realize their city council and “community” paper have more loyalty to big corporations than they do for citizen’s right to know and plan our community, (to avoid additional negative economic impacts), more people might register to vote.

    Oh right….local media NEVER tells the whole story.

    Ain’t gonna happen.

  4. August 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I know, Uncle Billie. We could put on a big show and everyone would come. We could save the Mall from closing. Gee, wouldn’t that be neat?
    Maybe your dog could dance and we could all sing.
    We know how to have real fun here in Eureka, don’t we, Uncle Billie? Maybe another big box could join in to make it truly peachy keen?

  5. August 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Don’t like another “Big Box” coming in ? Then buy the lease yourself.

    First of all, no local business wants or needs 21,322 square feet. Then the price is over $360,000 for just a seven year lease and then you have to pay over $94,000 just for the CAM, insurance and property taxes.

  6. anon
    August 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Trader Joe’s won’t come to Eureka. Starting with the city manager and working on down past the council of clowns there is not nearly enough class for em around these parts. They go where it’s trendy, progressive, higher discretionary income, not backwood thinking good ol boys territory. Even Arkely doesn’t have eniough money to convince em. Plus have you ever seen one anywhere close to a Wal-Mart?

  7. 69er
    August 31, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I just love the way some jerks like to put down the place they call home, if you don’t like it here, why the F_ _ _ don’t you just leave and we would all be better off. I would like to see something worthwhile coming out of those dirt mouths for a change,

  8. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Anon 3:27 – I just returned from the Bay Area. It had been awhile since I visited a Trader Joes. What I realized is that Eureka Natural Foods and the COOP are similar but, in my opinion, superior and “classier” stores. Yes, they are a bit more expensive, but the quality and selection is better. Also TJs has mediocre “to go” food, very few cold “to go” beverages, and very limited produce.
    My point is that we have some pretty classy local stores in spite of the clown council and the “corporate corridor” of Applebees, Mall, etc.

  9. satan's accountant
    August 31, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Ever seen a Trader Joe’s in any small town? Nope. Why? Because they actually have a corporate policy of not locating in towns with fewer than 150,000 residents. Add that to the competition from the existing stores and there is a actually a negative outcome on the possibility of TJs in Eureka. Well, that and the fact that their goods are overpriced and bourgie.

  10. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    The homeless living in that area could use a shelter.

  11. Cynical Eurekan
    August 31, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    They could then be a captive source of greeters and other employees for Wal-Mart willing to work for the poverty wage they offer. Wal-Mart wouldn’t then have to lock them in the store overnight the way they’ve done at their other locations.

    How convenient!

  12. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Satan’s Accountant –
    You are wrong about Trader Joe’s not being locating in towns of less than 150,00.
    There is one in Petaluma: population 57,941
    There is on in Bellingham Wa: population 80,000

    I dp agree with you about TJ’s being overpriced and bourgeois. It’s Grocery Outlet for the affluent.

  13. anonymous
    August 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Trader Joes is also in Arroyo Grande, CA, which has a population of 17,252. But this I have always wanted to know, Satan’s Accountant, Are there 500 or 5,000 Wal Marts in Hell?

  14. August 31, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    “Don’t like another ‘Big Box’ coming in ? Then buy the lease yourself.”

    I suppose that HiFi would also say, in the wake of the Roberts Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, “Don’t like big corporations buying elections? Buy them yourself.”

  15. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Why not just make it into a huge homeless shelter. Eureka will then be the number one destination for the criminal, indigent and insane. Oh yeah I forgot, it already is.

  16. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Trader Joe’s in Redding, too. At about 80k Redding is far below satan’s accountant’s made up corporate policy population requirement.

  17. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    @8:47 There is only one Walmart in hell. No other stores, only one huge Walmart. And it’s always the 1st of the month.

  18. Plain Jane
    September 1, 2011 at 5:51 am

    LMAO @ 11:45!

  19. anoni-grocer
    September 1, 2011 at 6:59 am

    For TJ’s, it not just the population. Eureka has two modern and successful competitors in Eka Nat Foods and the Co-op that would be very close by. And with Wildberries and Co-op in Arcata, that’s a lot of competition for a community this size.

    TJ’s does have some great values on well-made house brands and has some pretty good wine and liquor pricing, but for the most part, their inventory would be a duplication of existing stores.

    My guess is if they were to come here, it would not be a regular shopping experience for most people. People would continue to shop at their usual stores and make their monthly trek to TJ’s. Not the kind of $$$ that TJ’s is interesting in chasing.

  20. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 7:00 am

    how very progressive of you to mock the poor.

  21. Plain Jane
    September 1, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Who is mocking the poor, 7:00?

  22. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 7:36 am

    you and 11:45. “And it’s always the 1st of the month.”

  23. Plain Jane
    September 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

    That isn’t mocking anyone, 7:36. Are you laboring under the delusion that only the poor get their checks on the 1st of the month and that everyone you see in the grocery store on the 1st is on welfare? Shame on you!

  24. September 1, 2011 at 8:36 am

    $17 a sqft/year? Who pays the utilities?

  25. September 1, 2011 at 8:40 am

    A few years back I checked into Trader Joes coming here, had developed a build to suit presentation for them. In the end they said we were not a Satellite market (nothing big around us) nor a pass through market (nothing big on the other side of us) so we did not fit their business model for expansion.

  26. AnonymousGirl
    September 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Tenant pays the utilities.

  27. Down the Road
    September 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

    To 69er: Please buy our properties and we will leave. Then all
    of you coastal hillbillies will be happy.

    I agree with ll:20 AM. It would make a perfect homeless shelter.
    P. Crandall and all of the county’s employees could open shop
    there. We will put a very expensive toll booth at the final signal
    into Eureka. That will keep them out. Crime rate will drop, no
    more need for a functional police department.

  28. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Trader Joes, I feel, has lost a lot of what made it so great to shop there. It used to stock a lot of really esoteric items such as Salmon Bisque and Salmon Chowder soups, but as one staff person mentioned to me, if it doesn’t fly off the shelves it is discontinued. It has become much more mainstream in the products that they stock. I find my visits to Trader Joes much more infrequent.

  29. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 9:02 am

    “…they (Trader Joes) said we were not a Satellite market (nothing big around us) nor a pass through market (nothing big on the other side of us)…”

    And Redding has Red Bluff and Weed on either side? I guess they count Eugene (over 150K and Sac – 150 miles away).
    Interesting business model.

  30. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

    There is no Trader Joes in either Eugene or Medford, both sizable cities. You would think that those cities would be natural for a Trader Joes.

  31. Plain Jane
    September 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

    There is a Trader Joes in Eugene.

  32. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Wal+Mart could use the Borders space for speciality departments like pharmacy and optical. maybe the 117 per square foot price is too much for even them.

  33. Anonymous
    September 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I just don’t get it. Trader Joe’s is a chain. A lot of folks think it would be cool if they came here, which would most definitely hurt Eureka Natural Foods and the Co-op, both local businesses. Why is that ok? Why are some chains okie-dokie and others aren’t? Is it because Trader Joe’s and Costco are more high-brow than Walmat?

    If a chain is nice to its employees then it is ok if they come in and hurt local businesses?

    I’m confused.

  34. 69er
    September 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Would really be good if “Down the Road” really was down the road.

  35. Anonymous
    September 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    @11:08 There’s a Trader Joe’s in Eugene, has been for years.

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