The Cannery Wine Cellar, which has been operating without a lease for the past two years, is being squeezed out of the Cannery and will gone by the end of June. Everything is on sale now at a discount of 25 percent or more. It will be replaced by an outlet of the Oakville Grocery. The space, which includes the Cannery Gourmet Market and the candy store, will also acccodate a knife shop/knife sharpening station. Will tourists be boarding palnes with sharp knives? No, Cannery operator Chris Martin's thinking is that local chefs will shop there and bring their knives for sharpening.
When the Cannery first opened as a retail-tourism venture, Chronicle architecture critic Allen Temko said the layout of the Cannery was like a "map of Leonard Martin's mind." Like father, like son, perhaps.