Since Gottschalks closed a few years back, downtown Watsonville has been without that big, anchor retailer that draws shoppers to the city center.
Many smaller storefronts have become vacant in recent years as economical woes continue.
But there are always whispers about what should or might or could fill the cavernous building. Even over coffee on Tuesday at , the city Economic Development Director Kurt Overmeyer elluded to possibilities for the old store.
“There’s active interest and it’s getting increasingly close to a deal," said Overmeyer, who remained mum on any possible tenant.
The earliest anything would happen is next spring—the space needs to be reconfigured, the parking lot resurfaced and other things—so let's turn it over to you, Patch readers. What would you like to see go in that spot? What does Watsonville absolutely need that they don't currently have? Tell us what you think in the comments!