Caffe Felice Is Closed, What Would You Like To See In Its Place?

Visions for Vacancy is a new, semi-regular feature about available property in Renton.


Have you ever walked past an empty storefront or vacant lot in Renton and thought to yourself, "You know what would be great here…" 

Now's your chance.

Patch will feature an empty storefront or vacant lot on a semi-regular basis and ask, "What would you like to see here?"

Tell us in the comment section below.

Some of these location will have been empty for some time, while others are nearly move-in ready.

For our first installment of "Visions for Vacancy," we'll like to ask what would you like to see at the space that formerly housed at The Landing, which was independently owned by Ron and Kelly Stilwell.

The Cafe closed suddenly at the end of May 2012 before the lease was up, said Terri Paller, a member of The Landing's property management team. Although the space is still open, Paller said they've seen a lot of interest in the space.

Before Caffe Felice, the space was slated for a Strbucks store, but the company broke its lease and moved out after remodeling the brand news storefront, according to a March 2010 article in the Renton Reporter.

Anyone interested in seeing the property can contact John Chelico or Jeremy Moller at JSH Properties at (106) 859-4500

Do you have an idea for "Visions for Vacany?" Let us know what you'd like to see in this feature by sending a note (and a photo, if you have one) to jenny.manning@patch.com and it just might appear in our next article.

Kerri Dowd August 09, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Trader Joe's, Trader Joe's, Trader Joe's!!! With all the attention and interest, there must be a way to make this happen. Renton needs a Trader Joe's, and Trader Joe's needs Renton. I have talked to dozens of people who say they would spend a much larger portion of their grocery budget there if ONLY it WAS there. I know people who won't shop at the Issaquah store because it is so crowded. I generally go to Burien, but not too often -- just too far off my beaten path.
Jeanne Gustafson August 09, 2012 at 05:48 PM
That's a great idea, Kerri, but take heart. The Issaquah Trader Joe's is moving to a much bigger space soon!
Kathy Jacobs August 09, 2012 at 09:20 PM
The Landing stores: -1 Another Starbucks is a great idea! It is always nice to have a coffee shop after shopping/no shopping?,. - 2 Trader Joe's. It could be the empty lot near the beginning of the Landing??. Jeanne is that the bigger space you were talking about????
BadMath August 09, 2012 at 09:32 PM
A live music venue is a good idea! But I too would like to see a Trader Joe's in the Landing. Maybe we could use the Pavillion and/or the old Big 5 location for a live music venue - or dancing. We need dancing!
Jeanne Gustafson August 09, 2012 at 10:05 PM
No, no, sorry to burst your bubble. The new location is in Issaquah: http://patch.com/A-tKBY


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