Measure Q was defeated in a narrow election November 2, 2010. This means that some form of three story development will probably be allowed at the sad convenience shopping center that once had Buy and Save Market. Because the vote was almost evenly split, it also means that Saratoga residents have spoken about their desire to maintain the small town, historic character of the Village. Specific development proposals will undoubtedly receive close attention and will not slip past unnoticed.
There are many for lease signs in Saratoga and the most recent loss was long time tenant The Butter Paddle, which earlier this month relocated to a prime location in downtown Los Gatos. They will be missed.
At the same time, a few local investors are completing interior improvements to the Bell Tower Bistr0 and Patisserie on Los Gatos-Saratoga Road.