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"I think they don't trust (me)," said Lazzareschi.
The City of Mill Valley owns the Depot building. This is the only public building Mill Valley leases out as a private business.
It hearkens back to the Northwestern Pacific Railroad and is a landmark. "The city is our landlord," said Lazzareschi. We are under strict rules to keep that historically valid."
What remains now is an old building needing upgrades.
Lazzareschi wants to expand the kitchen, upgrade the bathroom, fill some of the bookstore with more tables and clean up the exterior.
Locals worry that after Lazzareschi invests in those changes, they will be priced out.
"The issue is turning a community center into a building for maximum profit," said Nicosia.
"Can a café and community center co-exist?" we asked Lazzareschi.
"Yes! It's all over Italy. This is what all their cafes are," he said.
But this isn't Italy. It's Marin County, where those opposing the change have signed a petition and will ask the Mill Valley City Council to act on it at a meeting on April 2.