Some brainstorming from reader zinzin about what Valencia Street really needs:
i think we could also use a store that sells really expensive kid clothing. maybe themed. like…victorian era kid clothing. or depression era / little rascals type. (they could pay the rent on che t-shirts sold to the b&t crowd on saturdays)
there was a woman who was vocal in the whole AA shenanigan that wanted to open a place that exhibits and sells antique sex toys. which also implies “used” sex toys, but whatever. (not sure how they’d pay the rent, but you know they’d only be open 6 or 10 hours a week anyways).
how about a steam-punk boutique / tea shop / performance space? (corporate events)
an exact-replica apothecary out of sherlock holmes? (actually, this could make money…plenty of current products to sell)
same concept, but 1940′s woolworth counter? 1950′s malt shoppe? (brunch crowds)
a store specializing in magazines & cigarettes from europe? (probably they’d have to sell illegal substances to make money)
chocolate store. (chocolate)