Restaurant at Former Domus Location on Los Gatos Town Council Agenda

Future Netflix location will also be considered tonight during meeting that begins with study session at 5:45 p.m.

The  meets tonight at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Town Council Chambers, 110 E. Main St. to discuss the following:

  • A special study session will consider the town's height pole and netting policy for development projects and code enforcement policies and practices.

During the regular Council meeting at 7 p.m., the following issues will be considered:

  • Proclamation on Childhood Cancer Awareness Day
  • Commendation to Dale Bryant, executive editor of Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, which publishes the

On the consent agenda, which allows the five-member body to approve items with one vote, are:

  • Approve response to Grand Jury report regarding analysis of pension and other post-employment benefits
  • Adopt resolution to set aside and void approvals of a request to change the land zone, a development agreement, a planned development application, an architecture and site application and a mitigated negative declaration for property located at

On the public hearing portion of the agenda, which allows concerned residents three minutes to speak on any issue:

  • Conditional use permit application for property located at Property owner Los Gatos Investments, LLC and applicants Stephen Shelton and James Marino want to operate a restaurant, Lexington House, with outdoor seating and full alcohol service on property zoned central business district commercial zone. This would convert a retail space into a restaurant.
  • Direction regarding conceptual
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 06:26 PM
The controversy here seems to be converting a prime retail space in downtown Los Gatos into a restaurant. I'll be at meeting tonight and we all can weigh in more on the pros and cons of doing this, but planners on Aug. 8 recommended denial of the permit due to the conversion concern issue. What are your thoughts?
Eric September 04, 2012 at 07:20 PM
the town council makes decisions as they want. what about when james randall restaurant expanded taking retail space? what about the hair/nail salon on east main that took up retail space when there was a moratorium on nail salons? unfortunately until the town wakes up and realizes this is the 21st century the town will continue to lose businesses and foot traffic.
John McGinnis September 05, 2012 at 12:09 AM
The Town continues to actively avoid making Los Gatos a *restraunt town*. Why not? Restaurants provide a colorful and active contribution to the town...and they draw outside customers. And they are a lot better than the bunch of junk shops that the Town wants to call retail.
Ellen Simon Pifer September 05, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Whats the downside of being a restaurant town? Since the space is divided up we aren't even losing the total number of retail locations. We probably are gaining.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 05, 2012 at 03:10 AM
More Restaurants in Los Gatos, that can only be good!
AR September 05, 2012 at 05:08 AM
at some point the landlords will fairly ask where these retailers are, particularly those that can pay market rates. the town council can offer guidelines, and every landlord accepts the oversight of local government...but at some point, its just a vacant property. if the council wishes to decline another restaurant, it should allow its ruling to sunset (six months?) if no suitable retail applicant comes forward occupy the property and pay market rates. i am personally fine with a restaurant. i consider shopping a chore and time wasted, unlike a good meal.


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