San Clemente: Yes on Measure W

The Miramar theater
The Miramar theater

I’ve been staring at the embarrassing, dilapidated, health hazard we call the Miramar theater for several years now in the hopes that someone would either burn it down or blow it up. But then along comes The Lab. My first experience with the Lab was the Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa. The architectural design is artistic and smart, but besides that, there weren’t any mega-monopolistic corporate chains within smelling distance and the atmosphere was cool and relaxed. Upon initial earfull that the Lab was doing North Beach I immediately gained a historical perspective. Well that’s not true, but it did suddenly justify not decimating the Miramar. Why? Parking. You can wax nostalgic all day long, but if there’s no place to park, nobody’s coming. The passing of measure W validates the idea of a Miramar renovation. If you are a Miramar supporter, but against Measure W, then you are contradictory and therefore irrelevant.

Dave Kelsen
San Clemente Resident

5 Replies to “San Clemente: Yes on Measure W”

  1. Wow, nice to read something by someone with critical thinking skills. If…then. Yes, I think it will finally be possible to restore and revitalize the entire NB area. I have been waiting 25 years. I see us establishing TODAY what will become in the FUTURE a Historic North Beach District. That’s a legacy I want to be part of, not saving a dirty parking lot. It’s time, the buildings deserve it. San Clemente deserves it. Thank you.

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