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Walmart grocery

Original post made by Ellen, Mohr Park, on Oct 30, 2011

What's the latest? Anyone know? Are they going in the old Nob Hill store?

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Posted by JR
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 30, 2011 at 8:18 am

I hope something else goes in there besides Walmart. I do not shop there and would certainly not shop at their grocery store. No word lately. The Vintage Hills was getting New Leaf but have heard nothing else about that either.

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Posted by Stuffed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm

JR must be rationalizing his lack of objectivity....and maybe not honest enough to be forthright. Regardless, an empty space is never good for any neighborhood.
I do know, behind TGIF in Rosewood, new Fresh & Easy is not getting business they expected, or get in their other locations. Across in the Macy furniture Rosewood, there is also a 99 ranch grocery. Further down that road is real Wal Mart. Back at Santa Rita & 580, is Trader Joes. I rarely to go Safeway anymore. If around downtown I'll stop in Raley's. When the giant Safeway opens, I wonder how Valley safeway will survive. I now shop at 5 groceries. There is a limit to time and the amount of food I can consume!
How about a bakery, desserts, ice cream store, connected with sandwich shop that sells milk and juice.,,easy to stop in for basics, get an ice cream, and kids could get milk, or Mom pick up fancy desserts.
A Chipolte would be really fabulous !! Expensive enough kids on bikes would not be there, but handy for neighbors and Pleasantonians who would be thrilled to not have to drive to Dublin. Yes, split for Chipolte and desserts. If neighbors don't like that, we could have a Chipolte in the old Kathy's Place exercise, across from Girasole', a great Italian restaurant. city ???does Chipolte know that space is available, alrkeady restaurants there, but nothing like Chipolte.
Still, an empty space is not good.

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Posted by JR
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:02 am

Wow..."stuffed"...!!! Why be nasty it was just a simple statement. It is she, not he. I still hope another grocery store goes in there and not Walmart. Especially for those people that live near.

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Posted by Fuzzy Johnson
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:04 am

There is going to be a Chipotle in the shopping center with the new Safeway, so not likely you will get one for a while in the center where Nob Hill used to be.

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Posted by Fuzzy Johnson
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:14 am

Has Pleasanton become a city of dominated by loons? Probably so, as they keep electing half-wits like the Three Stooges to the City Council. This ruckus about a Wal-Mart Grocery going into the old Nob Hill location is a load of cr*p. Once again the left-wing loons and the unions rise up when a non-union business tries to come to town. I don't know about you, but I am getting a gut full of unions vacuuming out my wallet to pay for outrageous wages and benefits to a bunch of slackers. I want Wal-Mart Grocery to come in because I want to see some downward pressure on grocery prices. People need to start making big noises with the Three Stooges on the Council. We WANT Wal-Mart Grocery to come to town!

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Posted by Warning
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:20 am

In case a Walmart store does open in town, I warn shoppers to check the bar code of the foods they buy. Nowadays many foods are made in China, and are sold especially at Walmart. These foods will not necessarily will tell you the country of origin on their labels, as chinese manufacturers know how skeptic most Americans are becoming of the lack of quality of the things they make over there, but the bar codes will reveal it. If the bar code number starts with 690 or 692, the product comes from China. If the bar code starts with 00 or 09, the product comes from the USA or Canada.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 31, 2011 at 9:45 am

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Can't wait for the new Safeway to open, offering smaller size packages for the same price as the larger ones before! Go inflation!

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Posted by Kurt
a resident of Valley Trails
on Oct 31, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Why all the talk about grocery stores? 7-11s are enough to satisfy my needs. There's always a fast food joint open to feast at during the day, and 7-11s are open 24/7 for my night-time cravings. Why bother with parking and all?

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Re: Warnings comment on bar codes...... No it doesn't. The 3-digit prefix code indicates which numbering organization has allocated the bank of numbers to the company. For example, a company may have it's headquarters in Pleasanton. The issuing organization in America has the code "019", but all the products of the company may be manufactured in China. The Chinese-made products would still have the "019" prefix code. The prefix code is a way to have all the member organizations issuing numbers without having to worry about duplicate numbers. So an American company with headquarters in Pleasanton but manufacturing everything in China will still have a USA 3-digit prefix. But at least you know if it starts with a Chinese prefix, it is more than likely to be made there.

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Posted by Warning
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2011 at 8:41 am

@ Steve

I stand corrected, thank you for straightening out the information I had. Comes to show you you cannot trust everything that is passed to you on emails.

I wonder now if there is a way to really know if a food product does come from China? Probably not?

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