Gun store coming to Midtown
The next tenant for the old Cornerstone space at 2330 J St. could be a gun store, as a federal firearms dealer license was issued for that address Wednesday.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokeswoman Helen Dunkel said Thursday that the license was issued to Manuel Hernandez and Jesus Figueroa, and the business listed on the license is M&J Gun Trade.
“It’s an 01-type license, so that’s handguns, long guns, and probably accessories and ammunition,” Dunkel said.
Calls to the license holders were not returned Thursday afternoon.
According to Principal Planner Greg Bitter of the city Community Development Department, there is no public hearing process before the store can open.
“Selling firearms is considered retail use and is allowed in the general commercial zone,” Bitter said. “There is no specific land use or entitlement needed. All they would need is building permits for any internal tenant improvements.”
He added that he currently has no specific information on the intended use of the space.
The space previously housed popular Midtown breakfast spot Cornerstone, which moved in 2010.
M&J Gun Trade won’t be far from the site of a previous gun shop, Old Sacramento Armory, which ran for decades a block away at 2215 J St.
Old Sacramento Armory closed in the mid-2000s and was replaced by Capital Stage last year.