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How about turning the bowling alley into a new post office? Parking would be great.
Bring on the 24 hour convenience store. Driving to Circle K runs thin every time I work late or have need of 1am party favors. That soda machine by the skate park is a godsend at 3am.
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...why move the post office - it's in a great, central, downtown location. What we need is another bowling alley.
more luxury housing. or, alternatively, another luxury gas station
The city saw fit to spend $160,000.00 of your tax dollars on terra cotta cross walks. How about giving us a new Bowing Alley and skating rink? Conservancy groups could spread a little of the millions in grant money they get for open spaces and help preserve our culture instead. 32 year resident.
anonymous 12:17 - that would be illegal! grant monies must be spent in accorance with state and federal laws! maybe they could purchase the property and tear down the eye-sore and make it open space/parkland!
I think we should turn the old bowling center into a bicycle track for mtn. bikes and we could have a kiddy corse! there could be a new bike shop with parts and accessories. people would love it! because there are so many bike riders in ojai.:)
A 24 hour place for kids to chill, drink coffee, ect... while thats unlikely, it should NOT be a "Luxury Gas Station". That is completely idiotic. In fact, if they were not being sarcastic, i fear for our world...
How about some information on who owns it and why it has been sitting empty for so long...anyone??A bowling alley or skating rink or public pool or bike track or park or something of interest to teens would be great. A locally owned business. An athletic club that is affordable, has child care and a pool!! We really need a public pool. Can't the Rec Center do something with it?
Make the old bowling alley a giant thrift store for Help of Ojai so they can move thier trash to the east end away from the downtown area...and take the criminals who run it with them!
Great idea about the Thrift Store. That place is an eyesore and they obviously need more room. I have witnessed so many near crashes because of all the traffic going to and from the Thrift store....
I think it should be a drive in movie theater. And the new location of O-Hi Frosty all in one!
I just found this blog this morning and I love reading everyones comments. I for one defiantly agree about moving the 2nd Helpings Thrift store out to the old bowling center. Besides being a eyesore, the traffic and parking at Fox and Ojai is an absolute mess! The place attracts the homeless, undesirables and drug addicts. It's embarrassing when I take a new client to Azu for lunch. The old bowling center would be a perfect spot for them. I also agree that we need a place for our young kids to hang out. What is there to do for them in Ojai?
Unless someone here owns that piece of property, this is a pointless discussion.
I agree, unless you are helping with the property taxes & insurance, an opinion is all we have.
How about Theater 150. They need a bigger space...
us teens need a place to chill and hang out this place would be great for that. it would keep kids out of trouble and out of drugs. so lets all get to a conclusion and make it happen!
What we are totally missing in town is an artist and craft center with working craftspeople and wares for sale. Not just paintings but all kinds of crafts. An art market place. We have all of these talented people in town but all the shops buy from vendors out of town.
i think the property would make a great teen center. having grown in ojai i know there isn't a whole lot to do here for kids. put a skating rink, a few bowling lanes, min golf and maybe even put the skate park there. maybe inside a hamburger joint (ojai frostie). there are tons of possibillities. just think back & use your imagination.alecia taylor (resident 46 years)
Its a damn shame that the bowling alley had to close in the first place. It was good for all ages and they felt the need to shut it down after the I believe the smoking ban went into effect. The reason I left Ojai and the state of California.. because everybody and their mothers want to tell us what to do. Make it something that everybody can enjoy!
I remember going there when I was little.It needs to be several of these things at once, a bowling alley, a small roller skating rink, an Ojai frostie, etc. The building needs to be expanded, and remodled, it basically needs to be a center for fun. It would need to proper amount of rule/law enforcement, we don't need more punks dealing drugs to each other, or vandalism. It would be very costly, but maybe then there will be things for people to do, things that they'll want to do, because as much as folks such as the Cluffs, and other big rollers would like this city can't be all spas, and fancie gardens disguised as parks, otherwise you have a city that nobody wants to live in, tourests may come and visit, but what do you want to bet if they lived here they might be talking about this same thing.Look at things such as the ESPN Zone, but take out some of the video games, make it into something Ojai will truely enjoy.While we're at it help the Rec. Center out I work there and the place isn't the greatest place, and could use a bit of money senp on upgrades, and remodeling; but that's not it, plans would have to be set forth to make sure people respect stuff like this so it lasts longer.
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