The Downside of Legal Pot
I'd never really considered it to be a potential problem with legal pot but the Lost Coast Outpost reports on an automotive business being thrown off its property to make way for a cannabis based business. It seems the price of warehouse space has skyrocketed since the passage of Prop 64 which legalized recreational marijuana so it puts landlords in the position of choosing between existing tenants or higher paying new ones.
But, the article reminds us that's the way capitalism can work: one business fades away to be replaced by another. I'm not sure you can see evidence of that being all that good of a thing in Eureka. With the exception of Winco taking over Sears' old space in the Eureka Mall, I can't come up with any relatively new businesses that were an improvement. Well, maybe Les Schwab Tire coming to Eureka was an improvement, but that's probably it.
As far as automotive service businesses, I'm not sure we'll ever have enough of them. Let's hope no more of them are pushed aside by pot businesses.