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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - March 23, 2012

Do we want more banks downtown?

by Jeb Bing

Opus Bank, a fast-growing West Coast financial institution headquartered in Irvine, wants to buy the Past Time Pool building on Main Street at Rose Avenue, which would make it the eighth bank in downtown Pleasanton and the seventh to be located on a prominent corner. But just as the deal is about to close, Opus has run into a stumbling block. The Pleasanton Downtown Association, which wants more retail shops and restaurants along Main and on side streets and fewer banks, dentists and service businesses, is backing a hurriedly drafted ordinance that could stop Opus in its Past Time pursuit.

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