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Safeway to open new Pleasanton store at 8 a.m. Friday

Original post made on Nov 14, 2011

Safeway will open its new Pleasanton Lifestyle supermarket at Bernal and Valley avenues at 8 a.m. Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 14, 2011, 6:07 AM

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Posted by Rosenbelcher
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 14, 2011 at 8:36 am

They better hope there is no rain. They don't have the parking lot paved and the grand opening is 4 days away.

I can't even imagine what a congested mess the Valley and Bernal intersection will be going forward - especially when there are events at the Fairgrounds.

How are they going to keep people attending events at the Fairgrounds from parking in this new center's parking lot? By having armed guards?

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

Another McDonald's? Really? It would be nice to lure in some new quality eateries as Dublin seems to be doing.

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Posted by Auntie
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Nov 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Another typical Safeway shopping center. I can't believe the City leaders allow this. It looks horrible. Another McDonalds!?!? Why not In-n-Out? Anything but another McD's. It is going to be way too congested. Gas station or not, it's too much for such a small space. Good luck with parking!
Oh and kiss your home values goodbye all of you homeowners on the Ridge. Looking down on a parking lot of a shopping center (think about it at night! Think spaceship, lol) will be pretty ugly.

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Posted by Fat Billy
a resident of Valley Trails
on Nov 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

What's with the barbs against Mickey Dee's? Haven't you eaten there McRibs yet?

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Posted by Huh
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

Isnt that Foothill High territory?

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Posted by Annoyed
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:38 am

The new safeway store is going to be convenient for a lot of people. If you don't live nearby, why worry about it? It'll work its way out. It always does.

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

I love the look of the new Safeway shopping center....I think it looks very attractive...I'm looking forward to shopping closer to home. Have a nice day !

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

I'm happy for the convenience and I agree, it's looking pretty sharp. Much more elegant than the Ralely's Shopping Center that needs a FaceLift ~ I will be loyal to Raley's and split my shopping, but the convenience alone makes it too tempting. The traffic won't be a problem as there will be driveways on Bernal and a right lane on Valley drifting apart from the left turn lanes to the Fairgrounds.

Some people just love to complain, but think about this. More jobs! More city revenue.... Actually your property value will go up! ( Especially in this economy :)

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

@ Fat Billy

What is wrong with a McDonald's? How about you ask what can possibly be right with fast food?

Greasy, fattening, assembly line made frozen c**p! And that goes for all these fast food chains, In and Out included.

Go home and cook something!

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Posted by Carol
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Quit complaining so much and get a life!

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Posted by don
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Nov 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm

we are thrilled to have a new shopping area close to where we live.I hope this center will include a restaurant that serves great breakfasts.

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Posted by Patricia
a resident of Mohr Park
on Nov 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I would love to see some healthier options go into this new lifestyle complex. A McDonald's next to a Safeway that is supposed to provide better, healthier, choices seems to be sending mixed messages. Personally, I would be more inclined to shop there if the other stores in the complex also followed suit. How about putting in stores that are healthier and guaranteed to draw people in such as Chipotle and Pink Berry?

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Posted by Janis Farmer
a resident of Happy Valley
on Nov 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

No gas station???!!! What are they thinking. Does a member of the Pleasanton Planning Department have a financial interest in the gas station on Valley?

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Posted by Yay for Safeway!
a resident of Foothill High School
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm

It's remarkable how pessimism abounds in Ptown. I couldn't be happier about the arrival of this store. It will keep grocery dollars in the community, provide jobs and enhance the community. And the complex is just beautiful (and BTW the parking lot has been paved for weeks). Bewildered why some are linking McDs to Safeway in their posts. It's probably not a 'build it an they will come' strategy on McDs part... clearly America loves and frequents fast food or there wouldn't be one on every corner. Don't like it? Don't buy it! All that's missing now is a gas station! Welcome Safeway!

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Posted by Jana
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I saw this going up from the freeway - personally, it's nice to finally see something there besides a vacant area. Progress, jobs, modernizing, all good!!

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Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Remember when Pleasanton residents stood in line at the Safeway on Santa Rita Rd the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas and the check out lines went all the way back to the meat department? Glad to see the new grocery stores in town and the jobs.

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Posted by Tianna Martinez
a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I live across the street from this safeway and I'm very excited about this new safeway. Nice to start going to safeway over Rayleys. It looks really nice. I wouldn't mind a mcd there either. Its providing jobs and it will bring in a lot of money. No complaints here. :)

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