Most Aptosians know that the new owners of the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center are working on making renovations to the center. As a consequence of these coming changes, the shopping center has notified several merchants that their leases will be ending on October 1st. These merchants have been at the shopping center for as long as most folks will remember, but now, they’ll have to move.
These businesses are Sofia’s Taqueria, Showtime Pizzeria, Eric’s Deli Cafe, and Baskin Robbins. Many folks in the community are understandably upset and sad to think of these long-time businesses leaving our community. However, the merchants themselves will be experiencing significant financial loss and hardship as a result of this, and the Aptos community would like to help.
The folks at the Aptosia Facebook group are organizing a Cash Mob for Friday, September 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend – please show up and show your support for these merchants who have served us so well over the many years they’ve been at Rancho Del Mar. Come on out and meet your neighbors, and say goodbye to these businesses – and let’s hope they come back to us soon!