Top Dog and Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay are both quintessential symbols of the very best in a lovely, small town.
Recently, the city badly placed an experimental parklet on Main Street up from Coalesce but directly in front of Top Dog.
The result was a splitting of alliances to the two shops with anger on both sides.
Top Dog had to put a sign in the window saying they had nothing to do with the parklet. Coalesce had to create a petition to have it removed.
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Not well done, city leaders!
You’ve caused bad feelings because you tried to pattern in Morro Bay an idea from Pacific Grove, and this is the real, underlying issue. Morro Bay is not Pacific Grove nor Santa Barbara and, well, it shouldn’t become.
Morro Bay is one of the only genuine coastal small towns still in California, with terrific local businesses and lovely people.
Morro Bay exactly as it is right now could become a pilot town, like Portland has become a pilot city, for what constitutes genuine quality of life in America.
Morro Bay doesn’t need to be adjusted.