Things are changing in downtown San Luis Obispo. No longer will you get off the freeway on Marsh Street and then smell the barbeque at Old Country Deli. Well, at least in 30 days. The Deli was given notice that their lease would not be renewed. Elsewhere, McCarthy’s Pub and Mo’s Smokehouse will soon be moving too. The building owner plans to do earthquake retrofitting and will raise the rent to a level that Mo’s isn’t willing to pay. The owner isn’t giving McCarthy’s an option to move back but rumour has it that McCarthy’s is negotiating a lease with the owner of….the building where Old Country Deli is vacating in 30 days!
And speaking of earthquake retrofitting. the building where Woodstock’s Pizza and Kennedy Fitness is currently in (Osos and Higuera) is ranked as the most unsafe building in SLO if an earthquake hit.