Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Goodbye Carlsbad Village Art and Antique Mall - We'll Miss You!

Here's the REAL scoop on living in Carlsbad ~ beaches, things to do, places to eat, community events, and of course neighborhoods, homes and the Carlsbad real estate market in general, including surrounding communities like Encinitas, Cardiff, San Marcos, Oceanside, Solana Beach and Del Mar.

Goodbye Carlsbad Village Art and Antique Mall - We'll Miss You!

Goodbye Carlsbad Village Art & Antique Mall

You Will be Missed!

 

It seems like just a few weeks ago that I learned about the future demise of the Carlsbad Village Art and Antique Mall. In reality it was last fall when I first heard about this.

 

Carlsbad Art and Antique Mall

 

This quirky, fun-looking set of buildings has housed multiple vendors, and been a staple of the Village, for about 30 years.

 

The Carlsbad Village Art and Antique Mall is being torn down, or perhaps more correctly - re-used and renovated - to be replaced by State Street Commons, an upscale multi-purpose facility reportedly with 21,000 SF of restaurant and retail space, at 2742-52 State Street in the heart of the hip and artsy North State Area.

 

Carlsbad Art and Antique Mall being demolished

 

I had to meet with a tenant at my new listing hitting the market in this area on Tuesday, and drove down State Street on Friday. It's been a few weeks since I was in the area and I was pretty surprised at all the changes taking place and what's left of the Carlsbad Village Art and Antique Mall.

 

Carlsbad Art and Antique Mall being demolished

 

I'm trying to be optimistic that this is a good thing for the Village, but it's sad to think about the store owners and tenants who have been displaced after so many years. The Mas Fina Cantina is still there but, I understand, that is going to be gone as well.

 

The look and feel of this particular part of town will certainly be different. Stay tuned for progress reports!

 

Carlsbad Art and Antique Mall being demolished

 

My Jeff Dowler signature

 

**************************************

 CHECK OUT THESE USEFUL REAL ESTATE & COMMUNITY LINKS BELOW (just click)

 

Click to Search for All San Diego Homes

 

Free Home Valuation Button

 

My "At Home In Carlsbad" blog (click photo)

At Home In Carlsbad blog

 

365 Things to Do in Carlsbad (and Nearby) on Facebook   

  Jeff Dowler's Facebook Profile   Jeff Dowler's YouTube Profile    Jeff Dowler's Twitter Profile   Jeff Dowler's LinkedIn Profile

 

      Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) logo

 

MORE ABOUT THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RELOCATION DUDE (link)

 

If I can provide more information about homes for sale in Carlsbad and in surrounding areas, local housing market conditions, or assist you, friends or family in a purchase or sale, please call or text me at (760) 840-1360, or email me at JeffDowlerSolutions@gmail.com

 

HOW ABOUT A FREE EQUITY ANALYSIS ON YOUR CURRENT HOME?

CALL ME AT (760) 840-1360

 

Serving Carlsbad (including Aviara, La Costa & Carlsbad Village),  Encinitas (including Leucadia & Olivenhain), Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos (including San Elijo Hills), Oceanside, Escondido, and  Greater San Diego

All content ©Copyright 2020 by Jeff Dowler. All rights reserved.

eXp Realty of California (CA DRE lic #01490977)

Comment balloon 14 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • March 15 2020 11:33PM

Comments

Hi Jeff- I feel for you. I'm sure that what will come will be good for the community but at the same time, we mourn the loss of what we've become familiar with. I saw it happen in Delray Beach. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 17 days ago

Jeff even if what replaces the Carlsbad Village Art and Antique Mall is positive, it is still had to see the end of something that has been embedded in the community for generations.

 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 17 days ago

Hi Jeff,

We recently said good-bye to a longstanding business (nearly 100 yrs old) in our community, Blind George's Newsstand.  They sold the best popcorn this side of the Pacific Northwest.  Imagine our delight when we discovered that another local business bought Blind George's popcorn machine. 

Perhaps your community will save a remnant of what was for what will be.

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS (Real Estate Cafe LLC) 17 days ago

Hi Kathy Streib 

Thank you. Yes, it happens everywhere and there is often the feeling of loss when these changes take place. Hopefully there will be positives, too, as a result!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 17 days ago

Thanks George Souto . I know this is progress, and hopefully the City of Carlsbad has made a good decision. While I will miss this wonderful part of the Carlsbad Village culture I am hopeful the new facility will be a wonderfull addition to the community.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 17 days ago

I truly hope so Melinda (Mel) Peterson . The website for the developer talks about preserving some of the look and feel of what was. We can hope.

That's a pretty neat story you shared! What a wonderful  next step in your community!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 17 days ago

Morning Jeff.

Such a pity, but hopefully the changes will be good for the community

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 17 days ago

Good morning Jeff. Time will tell if the change was worth it. I like quaint old shops with that sense of family feel. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 17 days ago

Good morning, Jeff... I've never been to the Carlsbad Village Art and Antique Mall... but reading your post made me very sad about its demise. I hate seeing "institutions" like this go away in any community.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 17 days ago

Will those business owners be able to re-open their shops after the renovation or did they get bought out?

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 17 days ago

Hello Jeff - saying "goodbye" to the familiar can tug at our heartstrings despite how much we aware of the importance and the likelihood of change.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 17 days ago

I am not resistant to change, but I am often sad when tradition falls to modernization. I hope these people land on their feet.

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions) 17 days ago

Many of our communities are seeing redevelopment projects. The major mall in Gaithersburg is not targeted for redevelopment.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 17 days ago

I hope so, too James Dray  Time will tell.

I enjoy those types of shops, too Wayne Martin  and they fit in well with the vibe of Carlsbad IMO.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 16 days ago

Participate