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Wall Street rally – Cafe reopens; owner looking to attract baby boomers

The Wall Street Cafe has been resurrected in downtown Grass Valley as a “baby boomer burnout center,” but owner Hunter William Bailey is going to be cautious building the business.

The original cafe at 114 W. Main St. closed a year ago after a brief run, and Bailey is open now just during Friday Night Market. After the annual event ends its run Sept. 3, Wall Street Cafe will be open Fridays only while Bailey gauges its acceptance.

He plans to run an espresso cafe during the day, where patrons can check their stocks and hook up to the Internet, and a wine bar at night. “I want to share the building with the public, where they can interact with each other,” Bailey said.

He’s hopeful the new version of the cafe will appeal to the baby boomers moving into western Nevada County. “Even if you retire at 55, you have to do something,” Bailey said. “It will be a place for people who want to work on their novels, or check their stocks, or just have some coffee.”

A personal financial planner out of Citrus Heights, Bailey said he will be available periodically to offer investment advice to patrons who ask. He has been remodeling and upgrading the site since Downtown Julie’s eatery closed in December.

Grass Valley Recording Studio will operate in the back of the building, and Bailey said recording studio owner Ray Laflin will help him manage the building. The cafe will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. during the Friday Market street fairs.

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