4/13/02 This building on University Ave. used to be the COOP credit union.
The COOP credit union survived the implosion of the COOP supermarket, and
lived for awhile in this building at its original location across from the
then empty market. The building was then empty for awhile, but was purchased
and remodled a few years back. At one time MQ and I rented office space
upstairs in this building, but we closed that business, and now I work
from a unit in a nearby Duplex.
This restaurant used to be called Cafe Caracas, but they closed due to a fire and other problems a year back or so. I eat here every once in awhile I suggest the Prawn Taco with the soft shell, which I like. They do Mexican food the way I like, without all the sour cream and cheese that some places heap on. The original Caracas guys did a nice job of desiging the decor in this restaurant -- which you can see on the right.
This store used to be located near REI, but then relocated here. I think that might be Narain himself in the right picture there. They sell big sheets of material for making camping gear -- and some back packs and things.