3/21/07 - SERIOUS CONSTRUCTION HAPPENING IN BUILDING ON CORNER OF SIERRA, 2nd ST - As I was walking my dogs downtown today, I heard several simultaneous power tool sounds emitted from the corner building where the black-painted boards cover up all the windows, next to the West 2nd Street Bar. Anyone know what's going in here?

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Posted by: Steve - 3/21/2007 12:59:06 PM
A few months ago there was some activity going on in the building - before it all seemed to grind to a halt - and I asked one of the workers what was planned. He said it was going to be a Southwestern/Mexican restaurant. Could still be?

Posted by: Slapdad - 3/21/2007 8:23:08 PM
Simultaneous power tools? It MUST be big then ; ) If you are talking about the brick building that once housed Parkers Western Wear, I think that building is a great location. Its a unique building and would be a great place for restaurants and bars. Now, the real Coup détat would be for someone to take the El Cortez and turn it into a funky, cool...but modern hotel. If anyone has been to the Triton Hotel in San Francisco, you know what Im talking about.

Posted by: Wiley_n_Reno - 3/22/2007 10:14:52 AM
the El Cortez reminds me of the Hotel De Anza in downtown San Jose. They fixed that old place up nicely!