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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - December 2, 2011

Experience Pleasanton

by Jeb Bing

A task force, several committees, the Pleasanton Downtown Association and the city's Economic Development Director Pamela Ott have been meeting regularly over the past few months to find ways to make Pleasanton a stronger shopper and entertainment destination. Retailers downtown and in several neighborhood centers off Hopyard and Santa Rita roads and Sunol Boulevard are holding their own as the business community slowly eases its way out of a recession, but the crowds of shoppers aren't filling the streets as they're doing in Walnut Creek or in the Stoneridge Shopping Center. Night life, though better than it's been in several years, is still limited to only a few long-popular destinations on or near north Main Street. Those who go to Livermore or other nearby cities complain that too many Pleasanton restaurants, bars and even Tully's at Main and Angela streets close by 10 p.m. when the good times are just starting in other locations.

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