My wife and I moved to Pleasanton in 1994 for many reasons. One reason was the small town feeling, which we know many folks share that live here.
The downtown area also enjoys a rich history which we feel is being threatened by this insatiable desire for wealth. How much money is enough? Quality of atmosphere is so apparent at the hotel. It is warm and inviting and the lounge has become a favorite of ours. It's romantic and God knows this society needs all the love and warmth we can generate.
It started with Kolln Hardware, then Hap's and now the hotel. Our society is kneeling at the altar of profit instead of preserving that which was so special to begin with. Our heart goes out to the operators of the hotel and all their employees who are losers as well in this business fiasco. The face of Pleasanton is changing and soon it will be a stranger's face.