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Rasputin Music and DB Shoes to Close by Dec. 31

A new supermarket could replace the popular buyer and seller of used music, movies and discount shoe store after their lease expires.

and its neighbor DB Shoes will close its doors at its current 630 San Antonio Rd. location by year’s end, according to store employees.

But the storefronts might not sit vacant for long. Blueprints for a Sunflower Farmers Market have been submitted to the Mountain View Office of Community Development and have received conditional approval, according to city documents reviewed by Mountain View Patch.

If approved the market would occupy approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of space and provide local and organic produce, all-natural meats, a deli counter with 200 cheeses and bakery.

Efforts to reach a representative of Rasputin Music and DB Shoes were unsuccessful. However, a Rasputin Music employee told Mountain View Patch that the store might relocate to Redwood City.

For now, both stores have begun to slash prices in an effort to move out inventory. This could bode well for price conscious shoppers this holiday season.

The even though the Mountain View store has not yet opened, its listed on the Colorado-based Sunflower Farmers Market's website and should open in the summer of 2012. This would the store's seventh store in Northern California.

Alicia C. November 17, 2011 at 06:21 AM
I knew DB was closing...and they haven't been there that long. Didn't know about Rasputin :(
Alicia C. November 17, 2011 at 06:27 AM
As far as the number of markets, each one has its own "niche". Sunflower, at best, looks like it would compete with Trader Joes (price-wise) and Whole Foods (selection). It is kinda sad that this one area is saturated with markets while other areas of MV have been starving for a neighborhood market for years!
randy albin November 17, 2011 at 06:56 PM
the old days of tower records and record-music stores seems to be in the past now. with all of the gadgets now, i guess that music in general is streaming online
Laura Grandone November 17, 2011 at 09:39 PM
Alicia, I agree. And I hope local gem Milk Pail will keep their loyal customers, too.

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