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And now Walmart in San Ramon

Original post made by Jillian on Feb 4, 2012

Well it seems that Walmart is making a run at the vacant building on Alcosta.
Read this link:
Web Link
Wonder if they are planning to have two stores in the area, or are they getting all their 'ducks in a row' for when Pleasanton shoots them down.

Comments

Posted by Arroyo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

Oh darned. Not Walmart..!! I was hoping that the vacant building on Alcosta was going to become a solar panel manufacturing facility.


Posted by livable wage, a resident of Downtown
on Feb 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Glad to know their employees will be paid a livable wage. Just think, they have golden opportunities to eat out, like at McDonalds.

Excuse me for being cynical but mega-corporations and their patsies, the Republican leadership (not you, the leadership such as Cantor and Connolly)have not helped the lower and middle class.

We are fortunate, my wife and I made $180,026 in 2011. And, we contribute to certain social charities and work food banks. But, we learned that life can deal a slam. We worked hard and still got slammed.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

And to think that I believed another senior and we crossed our fingers hoping that it would indeed become the Swiss Consulate in CA...no such luck.


Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Feb 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

"no other grocery store has expressed any interest in this location and the neighborhood has been without a local grocery store for several years"
Sound familiar? So, you view a new business there as a bad thing? Rather have the vacant space, since no one else wanted to move there?
" "We are upset because first of all we don't like Walmart because they don't treat their employees fairly, they've got a horrible reputation for treating the environment badly and they know what a bad reputation they have," said a neighborhood resident and member of the group San Ramon for Smart Growth. "I'd rather see that site empty. I'd like to see Trader Joes in there or something that had a more healthy bend to it."
What, this dissenter has no name? Information withheld? Not even, 'union foreman, Harvey Shill was quoted as saying....'
So now grocery stores are required to be social engineers? You people need to get over yourselves. You're not the keeper of life's lower 10%. How futile, to try to bleed successful companies by dragging them down to try to build other people up. Try working that equation from the bottom up and you'll be more successful....


Posted by Carol, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 6, 2012 at 9:06 am

Without my 32 hour per week minimum wage Walmart job, I wouldn't have been able to support myself and my three kids. Living under an underpass isn't as bad as some make it out to be.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Parkside
on Feb 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Carol, why did you decide to take a part time job? You have only yourself to blame. But, then most libs don't ever look to themselves for solutions to the problems they create for themselves.
If your sad tale was true, I'd feel sorry for the brood of kids you chose to have and their absent father. More bad decisions on your part.


Posted by Sick and Tired, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

Hooray! The more Wal-Marts the better. Nobody seems bothered about all the Safeways in the Tri-Valley. Anything that chips away at unions having us by the whats-its is a good thing. I'd love to see a Wal-Mart go in right next door to Whole Paycheck Market in San Ramon as well. Then another in Walnut Creek. That would cause the left-wing loons and the organic loons to have a melt-down.


Posted by Daneva, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm

These homeless types crying about 1 in 4 kids in California is underfed and unprepared for educational rigor. And California ranks 46th in money spent on its K-12 students. And Gov Moonbeam wants to raise my taxes? I make over 250 grand, but that is not even close to being rich. Gov Brown on raising my taxes: Have you no sense of dignity sir?


Posted by Mark, a resident of Parkside
on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

Darn! I was hoping that these buildings were going to stay empty and make our neighborhood look so attractive. Now I really don't understand, if these buildings were originally planned and zoned to be a supermarket, then what is all the fuss? What about the supermarket that use to be in Vintage Hills? Nice that its empty and makes the neighborhood so attractive... hmmmm.


Posted by Marianne, a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

Yes, down with Unions. After all, what have they done for us except: 40 hour work week, miminum wages, vacation pay, sick pay, overtime pay, child labor laws, holiday pay, health coverage, safe working conditions.


Posted by Daneva, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

@"Yes, down with Unions. After all, what have they done for us except: 40 hour work week, miminum wages, vacation pay, sick pay, overtime pay, child labor laws, holiday pay, health coverage, safe working conditions."

Typical socialist nonsense. Indeed. The Constitution says nothing about 40 hour work week. People have too much time on their hands. What about all the militant threats of violence that are emanating from the bag boys at Safeway and Luckys? I feel tyrannized. Look, each member of the Walmart family is worth 18 billion. They wouldn't have earned that much if they hadn't started working at Walmart. It's the American dream. We don't need child labor laws, health coverage, and safe working conditions to realize the American dream like the Walmart family. Walmart = personal freedom. Unions = tyranny.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Parkside
on Feb 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Daneva? Really, mittens? Clever take-off on Dan's name . But, you still identified yourself as living in Bridle Creek....just habit or an oversight?
How many low wage workers are you employing in order for you to afford your mansion in Bridle Creek? Or, are you just collecting social security, sitting in your Jammie's and trolling?c