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Column - November 18, 2011

Beaumont's legacy: a children's museum

by Jeb Bing

In recent months, Dublin has been moving more aggressively among the Tri-Valley cities in luring major businesses and organizations to locate there. Target, which once eyed Pleasanton, has opened on the city's far east side; Sprouts, a unique food market, is to the west. Two new athletic/outdoor merchandisers, REI and Sports Authority, just opened in central Dublin. A few weeks ago, the Tri-Valley YMCA moved its headquarters from Pleasanton to Dublin, and the School of Imagination, which once sought space for a facility in Pleasanton, opened in Dublin thanks to financial support from the city.

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Posted by Thank you
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:31 am

Thank you for this concept, I applaud this very much. This area is prime for a children's museum. There are so many parents (including me) of young children. I often have to travel to San Jose, SF, or other distant places for my kids to enjoy and learn at the museums. I can't wait for this to open.

I also applaud the city of Dublin officials for getting involved and working hard to make this concept a reality. Didn't seem like Pleasanton or San Ramon put much effort into this...Shame on them.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 20, 2011 at 6:23 pm

what is a children's museum?

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Foothill Place
on Nov 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

After reading the article I'm curious as to why Pleasanton passed on so many business opportunities. I would think we would welcome the revenue sources. We accepted a BART station but turned away businesses. Can anyone clarify?

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Posted by Old Time Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

Those are all chains and we are too sophisicated to have a chain in our downtown. I have often wondered how Quisnos ever got a permit to open a restaurant downtown. You will see more restaurants, etc. around Target once the outlet stores open. All those tax dollars going to Dublin and Livermore.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Foothill Place
on Nov 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm

And yet our schools keep asking for more help because our district can't give help due to the restricted budget. When will this town's leaders put aside their snobbish attitude and realize that we need all the revenue we can get.