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Heads up to Rosewood Pavilion supermarkets

Original post made by Pete, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2009

Soon... there will be a Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market moving into the space occupied now by Express Fitness. 99 Ranch Market... who specializes in Asian food will ask the Planning Commission tomorrow night for a conditional use permit to occupy the old home of Levitz furniture. 99 Ranch Market, known for fresh produce,live seafood,hot deli and bakery may be a nice fit within Pleasanton. Express Fitness,from my understanding will locate elsewhere within the Rosewood Pavilion.
The first concern that was apparent and may need attention was the Northbound Santa Rita Rd./Rosewood Dr. left turn. According to traffic officials, it was determined that during peak hour traffic the northbound left-turn queue lane would extend beyond the existing left-turn queue by four vehicles. The City Traffic Engineer has reviewed the report and concluded that this left-turn pocket would be impacted for a short period of time during the PM commute hours and,therefore, can be mitigated by adjusting the timing on the existing left-turn queue lane. I find this interesting. Today at noon, I was one of those extended vehicles not yet even in the left turn lane. This was without Fresh & Easy or 99 Ranch Market yet occupying their respective locations.
When these projects move in , a no U-TURN sign may be the only recourse available.There are respected opinions on this site. If not here, E-mail a Planning Commissioner,Traffic Engineer or even an Elected Official who could articulate your concerns to those caring for OUR Community. So much info, so little time. I am sure Our City Planners would welcome insight from Community.


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Posted by Big Poppa
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Based on my experience, the collision rate in and around 99 Ranch will dramitically increase so be carefull.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Fresh and Easy is a huge chain owned by Tesco in the UK. Don't forget that the British royal family has a vested interest in this food chain.

BETTER YET, SHOP ONLY AT AMERICAN OWNED MARKETS WITH AMERICAN EMPLOYEES.

As yourself, do I want to support the lifestyle of that ole mule in Buckingham Palace?

I hope not...sheeeeeeeeeeeeeesh...DID YOU KNOW THAT FRESH & EASY EMPLOYS ILLEGALS IN THE SOUTHWEST USA? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...


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Posted by lolo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm

CorrectionL Ask yourself...

Insist that Fresh and Easy ONLY employees legals and illegals!

hahahahahahahahaha...that's what they're gonna do anyway...tee hee hee, tee hee hee...


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Another Correction: Correction:


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Posted by Unemployed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2009 at 8:20 am

This is great news that Pleasanton is attracting new businesses. Ranch 99 intrusion is matter of time as Asian population grows in numbers. In addition, this would also drive prices (mostly produce items) downwards making it more affordable for ALL.

Traffic is a concern. Look at the Ranch 99 in Dublin. That mall was a dead mall before Ranch 99 moved in. Now it is busy 9 to 9. This will happen to Pleasanton Ranch 99. This is GREAT for our business tax base. Isn't this what Pleasanton always wanted. Bring in more revenue and stimulate the economy along the way!

Lets hope Pleasanton Planning Board doesn't nix this project.


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Posted by Janie
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 23, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Love Big Poppas sense of humor.


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Posted by Fresh & Easy Buzz
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm

FYI: We don't see the Fresh & Easy opening in the Pleasanton center anytime soon. Tesco has postponed its Northern CA launch. The grocer also has yet to complete its Northern CA distribution center. Based on our sources, reporting and research, the earliest likely Northern CA openings would be in early 2010.

Our most recent stories on Fresh & Easy Northern CA:

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Posted by Thumper
a resident of Valley View Elementary School
on Jul 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Have you been to the 99 Ranch in Dublin? The smell is enough to gag a magget.


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Posted by I can appreciate
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I can appreciate business growth, but how many freakin' markets can one community sustain? Just within 2 mile radius we will have 5 major grocery stores.

I also appreciate "diversity", but how many Asian restaurants, markets and places do we need in one town? Is there a focus to our community development or is it all going to be markets and restaurants for minority clientele?

Seriously...I NEVER see any of these places with customers. I regularly walk and drive by most of the Asian restaurants on my way to other businesses and they are consistently empty at all hours. How do they stay in business? I realize we have a small Asian community within Pleasanton, but honestly, it seems a little much all at once to have all these businesses dedicated to one group.

Thumper, I don't know how gracious your comments are, but, it is true - the smell will knock you off your feet.


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Posted by Morgan
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm

This is great news which will help to stimulate Pleasanton's economy which is not doing too well. Schools here are a mess too.


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