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It's beginning to look a lot like . .

Original post made on Nov 22, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go, and especially in Pleasanton where downtown and Stoneridge Shopping Center merchants have been jumping the marketing gun for quite some time.

Read the full story here Web Link-- posted Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:59 AM

Comments

Posted by Jennifer, a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

You might want to check - Nordstrom will NOT be open Thanksgiving Day. They have never been open - they take pride in the fact that their employees are given the day off. Christmas starts at Nordstrom on the day AFTER Thanksgiving.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:12 am

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Posted by Huh?, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:25 am

(Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.) I use my freedom to choose, my own agency, to NOT shop on Thanksgiving, or even the day after. But that's just me.


Posted by daveg, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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Posted by tom works, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

i have never held a job where working on Thanksgiving was ever an option, but I think it is an absolute travesty that our society is so consumed with consuming that we are forcing milions of people to work on Thanksgiving. And, of course, this "new" development will become the norm and every place will soon be open all day every Thanksgiving. After that Christmas will be the only day in the year where most businesses will be closed. Sigh...


Posted by Xmas after Thanksgiving, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

We were in the City for a musical. Westfield has it right - Christmas decorations AFTER Thanksgiving. They actually have sign on the entrance doors in case you were disappointed.

We support such stores. We will not be shopping at those who open on Thanksgiving Day from now until after the new year.


Posted by Article not found, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm

"Just say'n"

Link does not work.... "The story could not be found in the database."


Posted by Free to choose, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 23, 2013 at 8:46 am

I'll join the chorus...I don't get Sarah's point. Freedom and capitalism are both in full swing...anything but socialism. Nordstrom has never been open on Thanksgiving as far are I know. They would probably keep pace with 'the mall' majority. Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday, so I'm not sure of Sarah's rant. It is a plain ol glad we're in America day.
The losers are the Grandmas whose teenagers have to go to work at 4: or 8: or 10: and Grandma's only get to see them for short time.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

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Posted by Global View, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Nov 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Nordstrom began as a single shoe store in Seattle, Washington. Check your facts....


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Nov 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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Posted by HR, a resident of California Reflections
on Nov 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I totally agree with Sarah. Seattle is also home to that liberal coffee company Starbucks where the Democrats gather and talk about how they can raise taxes and force everyone to have health insurance and maternity leave benefits. I prefer to spend my hard earned dollars at Peet's.


Posted by Huh?, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm

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Posted by Sarah, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 23, 2013 at 5:43 pm

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Posted by Right, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

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Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I have to work on Thanksgiving!! Im not too happy about it. I'm a single mom who cant spend thanksgiving with her daughter. :-(