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Construction of 120-store outlet mall at El Charro Road/I-580 starts Friday

Original post made on Aug 24, 2011

A groundbreaking ceremony Friday will mark the start of construction of a 543,000-square-foot outlet mall at the northeast corner of I-580 and El Charro Road.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 6:08 AM

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Posted by Sal
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

"The addition of this world-class outlet shopping center will generate significant revenue and bring much needed jobs to Livermore," Kamena said.

I almost want to puke when I hear developers or city council members(or a mayor in this case) use the term “world-class” to describe a development. It’s really a meaningless word used almost exclusively by the development community as a euphemism for mediocre or outright terrible projects. The attitude is basically “hey, we’re going to build another bland, unsustainable strip mall for suburbanites, but if we call it “world-class”, the public will love it!”

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Posted by Miss Vivian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Lots of minimum wage jobs--which aren't bad, but are almost impossible to live on--and stores that are not unique. I agree with Sal, nothing world-class about it.

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Posted by Sal Jr
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Dear Sal,

I almost want to puke when someone like yourself cannot be pleased with anything anyone does. You're the type that complains about everything and anything just to complain and can never be pleased.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Should we be concerned and/or double check "the plans" or should we chastise the editorial staff? If any of the developers or editors have any knowledge of the area, they will note that the development will be on the SOUTH side of 580 and EAST of El Charro, i.e. NOT the north east corner unless they're building another "whatever it will be" on the north side of 580! Who's in charge anyway? I have a nice Chinese made world class compass that I would be happy to sell!! I hope they find it in time to "break the ground!!"

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Posted by Frank Lynn
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

The outlets are badly needed - you need to drive to Milipitas, Gilroy, or Vacaville for some of these outlets. Look at the income statistics - the Tri-Valley has money, and it's more "green" when we don't have to drive ridiculous distances to spend it. As for jobs - look at cities like San Leandro who have chased out retail; how's that working out for them?

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Posted by ss
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

The I-580 already has heavy traffic. Is there any plan to add lanes or other routes? I hope they kept the traffic in mind during the planning.

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Posted by poncho
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

Hey its more jobs for lots of people so yea its help'n out...

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Posted by Boycott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2012 at 9:55 pm

It won't help out until we can get to it. I'll never see the place until Stoneridge Drive extension is finished ! ! ! never !
We can only hope that Livermore and Dublin will enforce the Pleasanton zealots to show a tiny bit of integrity, at least enough to honor their own words.

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