By: Jeff Quakenbush, North Bay Business Journal
After years as a vacant throwback to Petaluma’s agri-industrial origins, the former Adobe Lumber yard on the northeastern edge of the city is coming alive with new tenants and a bold plan to create a hub for makers of art, music, food and beverages.
The 12.9-acre site at 5400 Old Redwood Highway has been vacant since Clover Sonoma relocated its headquarters to the south end of Petaluma in 2012. Clover bought the property in 2004 and sold it to Petaluma-based Cornerstone Properties in 2014.
A year after it spearheaded the opening 16,000-square-foot makerspace 180 Studios at its Todd Road industrial complex, Cornerstone last summer turned its attention to doing something similar but more encompassing at the Petaluma site. One name being kicked around for the revamp is ‘Barn 5400.’
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