One Response to “Commission Continues Hearing on Gallo’s Addition, Townhouse Project”
December 9th, 2012
Naming the property Plaza Corona del Mar coopts the name of the established and successful property adjacent to the Civic Center and that’s not right. Gallo’s won’t even be a plaza anyway. The second-story add-on of two offices and a shared bathroom on top of the existing building does not create a plaza, at least not according to most definitions of plaza. The townhomes are separate except for parking space bean-counting. Maybe the owner considers his plaza similar to those south of the border where plazas can be geographic areas of influence or control, but that doesn’t make sense, does it? It’s a sandwich shop. I can only guess at the owner’s alternate names for Plaza Corona del Mar. Maybe Gary’s Deli Plaza? Oops, sorry. Plaza Gary’s Deli, but with carry-out beer. Or Public Property Plaza. That’s probably most fitting.