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THEN AND NOW The Transition of a Downtown Corner Written By Mike Monroe Dan McCranie at the site of his Second and Monterey Development Project. Lower opposite page: Conceptual image of the project slated for completion in late 2017. A s an owner of a small family business for many years, I always have a touch of nostalgia when I look at an older commercial building and think of all the people who have worked there and relied upon it to shelter their livelihoods. It’s much more than just a structure. Maybe an owner or an employee learned of the end of World War II while there on the job, or the success of the operations provided the needed funds for a college education or the purchase of a home. For many family business owners, their old addresses carry many memories. One such building was located at the southwest corner of 2nd and Monterey in downtown Morgan Hill. Dan McCranie, owner of Morgan Hill’s popular Ladera Grill restaurant (in the Skeels Building), purchased the property in 201 "FR6VbFR6&6'VFrv2FVƗ6V@#bB( W( &v27FV@vRFRBv6f"7BbG06W&6ƖfR7W'FVBFffW&VB&WFW7F&Ɨ6VG2vFVB&VFWfVVBBFvFvf6r7V֗B#bF47&RVfVVB2f WrF&VR7F'֗VBW6R'VFpFR6FRFRWrW7F&Ɨ6VBv6VFRff6R76R'BvW'vP&"&W7FW&BB&v( 2f'7@&gFFrVvR&VN( 26FVBf 6WFFR#rआ7F&6ǒ7VrFWF2&W@FR67G'V7FFFRBf'7B67W@bFR&vvBg&VB7G'V7GW&P&RV6W'Fג&W7BV62FB@v2'VB6WFRgFW""6'FǐgFW"FR6vVW&W&6F6Ps`7F&RvVB7&72FR7G&VWBFRƗGFP6VGb&vW7FFV@VF#S&VvFWW&V6RG0f'7Bw&wF7W'B&Vf&R&V6֖rff66GbBB&VV&WBFV6FR66R&&vB0vfRFW'&VvF6V7@bW"W&F6RbFR&6FPwVFR66R&W'GFFƖrV&ǐBS7&W2F&VW7FFRFWfVW VB6V6WF6Ɨ2FP( 2&WFVBFV"7VW"P&W'Gf֗&FRFW&W&BB&RrvVB@FVB'FR&v7F&666WGFRB6WFbGVPfVVRv26G&VB'F( 2VB6FW&RW'GVR2FR76fPFFw27V&VB'FRW'f֖ǒ66RCRvW&RW7B&VvrF&R7V"FfFVB6WfW&f֖ƖW2g&6WFFFFRFV"vF6Ɩf&BF2FR6VFrFRVFW2BFR7FRf֖ƖW26&W2vƗ27FRSrC@2vfR6FW&Rvv'F7FRvW&P'&VB2FWfVBFvRvW&RFV"6g&VBv2&&VvW"6FVBBvRrF2`&FR6BvVFW"FfFVBFP7F^( 26VVFR6Ɩf&6ƖFR@FW6WGFVB&v2FP6RV"FR6WFW&6f2&&@W7F&Ɨ6VBG&FWBFvBv0FFvvFw&FVBF'B&G2@ǒfWr6'B&62'VrfbFPB7FFRvvrFW&W&BBf'7B6&ƖR7FR'FVB6G&7@vFFR6g&666W֖W"FW7F"ЦƗ6&6&B6'FR6t$( "$t( "4%DतT%dT%%T%#pv&VBf"FR&VW7FFR6`'W&&BFWfVF&bvVG2f"FP6FW&RGVR&6G&frFVЦb'6W2F6r&7V7FfR6WGFW'0&VBFR&V7F&2&Bg&ЧFR( ĖvW2bW&6( 6W&W2&W@&vFW7G26&W27FRB06g&VBVƖr6VB'VW2FPV&ǒ( 2खR6&W2Bg&VBFV6FVBFG'FV"BB&WFW&6F6rVr67F&RBFR6&W"b&@BFW&WFRWFW&"'VFrvr6V6B7G&VWBf&W&ǒGfV@7G&VWB&Fǒ&6VB( 2r7FR@6w&6W&W2B&f62( pvFfFvR2GfW'F6VVBf ( G&gFVB6rfW"&W7B'WfW'FW7B( ХFW6BfW"fVVBv77v&R@w&6W&W2FR7FW26BFV &W'GFvV&vRW7FW26&VF"B"W2FfW"FR'W6W72खW26W&FVB&Gv&R7F&R@6Bv6ƖRFFRWF&RvW'0FvॖR6VB6FBvV&vRVFW0CB&FW.( 2fvp2fV226W7F'2vW&RWw2ЧW&Vvr&6FFRs2FP&7FvWGFRB6vf6BFV'GVVB'FR67G2b766W6WGG2खsbR'&VBWGFRVvW6'BFWBGv62fW'FB6ǖFRvRƗfrvFW'Fv6WFFFआRv2&Bb&Ɩr7F^( Fv0rf"WrfVGW&W>( FBvV2Ɨ2GfW'F6VBf"Ww7W V&Ɨ6W"&vRVV@BFR'GVGRW7F&Ɨ6VBFP&v7VB&FVBFRf'7@vևFF6