Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Cove Shopping Center

The Cove is a neighborhood shopping center located just to the east of Strawberry, where Tiburon Boulevard meets Blacfkield Drive. The location is well-placed for serving the surrounding residential suburbs and also for capturing trade from passing traffic going to and from Tiburon.
Anchoring the center is a nicely-presented DeLano's IGA supermarket of approximately 22,000 square feet, which took over the space from Bell Markets at the end of 2006. In addition, some 12-13 specialty shops form a U-shape around the car park.
Many of the stores at the center are well-established local favorites. Sweet Things cafe and bakery, which also has an attached homewares store, makes the best cakes in the County. Foodniks is a more recent addition to the center, having taken over the old Let's Eat deli, and offering fresh deli items and pre-made gourmet meals.
Bud's ice cream parlour and Blockbuster are the other stores on the south side of the center.
On the north side, Milano's restaurant is a well-loved local institution and always does good business. The attached wine bar is also great for a quiet drink. Also on the north side is Champagne salon & day spa, a frame shop and a physical therapist.
The eastern side of the center includes Hearts & Flowers, which is a cafe/florist, Blinds & Designs, a dry cleaner and UPS store.

When I lived in this neighborhood I really appreciated having the Cove as my local retail center. For a small center, it packs in a lot - including the everyday essentials and treats for special occasions.

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