Despite being routinely pilloried by overly suspicious and obstructionist members of the Point Molate Citizens Advisory Committee and members of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, Bobby Winston of Bay Crossings has succeeded in doing what no one else has been able to do – bring in a half dozen temporary tenants who are paying tens of thousands of dollars in rent to the City of Richmond and providing “eyes on the street” that deter theft and vandalism.
Six of these tenants are featured in the latest edition of Bay Crossings. One tenant, Lou Bock, a Mendocino winegrower and producer of Chance Creek Wines marks the first time wine has been stored at Point Molate in 98 years. Look for Winehaven-labeled wines with historic labels coming soon to celebrate to 100th anniversary of Winehaven!
Another article in Bay Crossings describes the coming Richmond Ferry Service (Richmond Ferry Service Begins Fall 2018 1-Sep-2017).
Bay Crossings and WinehavenBay Crossings has long advocated for Richmond ferry service and, more generally, for the City of Richmond.
Bay Crossings has long advocated for Richmond ferry service and, more generally, for the City of Richmond. For more than a decade, we have stored our newspaper racks and other such items in a warehouse at Point Molate, located just alongside and to the north of the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge on the San Pablo Peninsula.
Point Molate was most recently a naval base that was decommissioned in the 1990s and handed over to the City of Richmond. Before that it was home to Winehaven, the pre-Prohibition center of California’s wine industry.
The Richmond community is grappling with vexing infrastructure challenges and competing visions for what to do with this waterfront property, the largest undeveloped such site remaining on the inner San Francisco Bay.
In the meantime, Bay Crossings is working with the City of Richmond to activate the space with other appropriate temporary storage users like Bay Crossings. The goal is to forestall deterioration from vandalism and disuse.
Here are some of the interesting, quirky, good-hearted folks who share Bay Crossings’ love and appreciation for Richmond and the special beauty of Point Molate and Winehaven, and who are working with us on this initiative.
ON OUR COVER September 2017
WETA's new Richmond to San Francisco ferry service, which will debut next year, caps over a decade of patient activism on the part of Contra Costa County transportation officials-supported by dogged ferry advocate Tom Butt, currently the mayor of Richmond, who is pictured on our cover.
WETA’s new Richmond to San Francisco ferry service, which will debut next year, caps over a decade of patient activism on the part of Contra Costa County transportation officials—supported by dogged ferry advocate Tom Butt, currently the mayor of Richmond, who is pictured on our cover. Richmond’s new ferry service brings with it the potential to further revitalize the Richmond waterfront and surrounding areas.