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Cowles Mountain watering hole?

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 30, 2009

At the popular Cowles Mountain (Cowles pronounced as in “bowls”) staging area at the corner of Golfcrest and Navajo there’s quite a bit of foot traffic (with lots of regulars) heading up and down the mountain every day. I guess that many returning hikers see the Sunburst Square retail area across the street and think about food and refreshment. There is the Cotija Taco shop–a long-time tenant–but not everyone wants a taco or burrito every time and the donut shop probably has a different audience. After seeing the ‘for lease’ sign there at the former Fromex photo shop for quite awhile now, I figure somebody might do well to put in a sandwich/smoothie shop. In addition to the hikers, I think the neighborhood locals would come to avoid driving a fair distance to San Carlos or Grantville/Allied Gardens. Tons of nearby condos and apartments. Plenty of drive-by traffic. Employees from the Jackson/Navajo businesses would probably swing by for lunch or a smoothie. Even the busy parents dropping off their kids at the KinderCare could grab a sandwich for lunch at work. How about it? Cowles Mountain Subs, anyone?

Cowles Mountain staging area

Cowles Mountain staging area

Sunburst Square

Sunburst Square

One Response to “Cowles Mountain watering hole?”

  1. bob said

    well, any takers on the sub/smoothie shop yet

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