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Walmart @ Old Nob Hill Santa Rita

Original post made by Steve, Charter Oaks, on Jul 14, 2011

I am reading areports in other papers about a potential Walmart neighborhood store in the old Santa Rita Nob Hill. I think that would be great, much better than the empty eyesore, but read about the opposition...hope these people don't ruin it.

Comments (12)

Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

The old Santa Rita Nob Hill location is just about a mile from the location of the current Walmart. Two Walmarts within about a mile of each other? Just can't see that happening.

Posted by Steve
a resident of Charter Oaks
on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

The neighborhood market concept is a grocery store/pharmacy...

Posted by Mary
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:44 am

From what I have heard it is going to be a Walmart Grocery store only, instead of expanding the current walmart to add a Larger Grocery section they are going to build it where Nob Hill was.

Posted by mike
a resident of Charter Oaks
on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Does this mean we will be seeing motor homes and travel trailers spending a few days/weeks in the parking lot? I guess it doesn't matter, the place will be come a dump just like every other Walmart I have ever seen.

Posted by Sal
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

If they build a Walmart supermarket it can also serve as the local headquarters for the Pleasanton Tea Party. They'll be able to support America by buying cheap products from China and produce from Mexico. I guess buying America products is now anti-America for all you "patriots".

Posted by Leland
a resident of Happy Valley
on Jul 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Sal, what is it you have against 50- and 60-something Americans on their hands and knees stocking shelves with Chinese products and doing so for minimum wage with no benefits or pension? Isn't this part of the American dream? Sometimes I wish I hadn't inherited my 1/2 billion for Daddy so that I could get down on all fours like that. Say, you haven't ever cited Max Weber have you?

Posted by Normal discussions
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I must comment since Leland and Sal try to trash anything that might be thought by some to be center or center right. Their narrow-mindedness should not stop normal PW discussions among locals.
I'm all for a WalMart grocery center. (after all the 1,000 whatever LOW-income housing units we will be building, will have to shop somewhere). Right now I am so thrilled with the new Sprouts, I haven't been to Safeway since. Freash & Easy is OK for certain items, and Trader Joes is still the best for in & out and known quality, But I found myself going back to Sprouts for a second time for major shopping.

Posted by joanna
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

My gosh, how many grocery stores does Pleasanton need?!!!

Posted by ardent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

"My gosh, how many grocery stores does Pleasanton need?!!!"

Only ONE after WalMart moves in!

Posted by Wen
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I agree Sal. Maybe the Walmart can also serve as a high school once the Tea Party/conservatives defund our public schools. Conservatives would rather give their money to Walmart and the Chinese economy, than support our schools. Figures!

Posted by lizza
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

i live in the fairlands area....think it s a great idea....some of the comments here show why this state and country are in the shape it is in.......bashing and labeling people in the poorest of light....over a food store....pleazzzzze

Posted by Rick Perry
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

If you in Cal don't want the Wal-Mart, we in Texas'll take it. My goal is to have a Wal-Mart in every population area having over 150 people.

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