Rave store in Claremont fights to open its doors
A proposed rave clothing store in Claremont has become a flashpoint for debate over what types of retailers belong in the Village, with some business owners arguing the store will alter the character of the shopping district. Huerta said she...
wow, this reminds me of the late 90s when everyone was outraged and clutching their pearls because youngsters wore brightly colored clothes and danced all night.
I really feel for these people, I hope they get to open. At the same time, why did they chose to go somewhere with a bunch of stick up their butt people and a big religious college? They probably would have been better off opening near ontario mills.
Downtown Claremont is turning into a large food court. That’s exactly how the owner of Rhino Records described it before he closed and moved his shop to Montclair. They need some regular stores that aren’t restaurants our food based to even things out. So they need to STFU and let this rave store be.
Claremont is full of old pearl clutchers. Sad to see rhino records move even further east.
The Rave Box, a proposed rave clothing store in Claremont, has become a flashpoint for debate over what types of retailers belong in the Village, with some business owners arguing the store will alter the character of the shopping district. Janelle Huerta and Steve Morales opened The Rave Box in March 2020, initially selling rave attire and gear from their own home. In February, they started an online petition in support of their business, but five nearby business owners filed an appeal March 1 that put a halt to Huerta's and Morales's plans. The owners of five Claremont Village businesses have filed an appeal against the proposed business, The Rave Box, due to their concerns about the "adult-oriented" clothing being sold and the location of the business in the downtown area. At a City Council meeting on Feb. 28, some of the appellants expressed their frustrations about the city allowing the business to get a license.
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Seems that some of the nearby stores don't want The Rave Box in their hub because it would make the community unattractive. They're throwing a fit over nonsense. They want "respectable" businesses in their community. GTFO! They're being disrespectful and karen-like.
Just let it open. There can't be that much demand for rave apparel and gear in Claremont that can't be satisfied online or at the thrift store, and they've attracted too much attention to sell contraband "party favors." They'll be closed within 6 months.