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Blackhawk Plaza -- 25 years later

Original post made on Jul 29, 2013

Nearly 25 years ago, rumors of gold-plated grocery carts began spreading through the Tri-Valley as Blackhawk Plaza welcomed its first customers to its tiled mall with soaring ceilings and domes leading to open-air walkways overlooking koi ponds, waterfalls and fountains at the upscale shopping center six miles east of Interstate 680.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 29, 2013, 7:30 AM

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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2013 at 8:18 am

The good news is that it's away from public transportation and has great security so *you-know-who* isn't likely to show up there. In fact, I don't think I've ever read about a big shoplifting incident here.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 29, 2013 at 8:35 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

For comparison purposes, both Danville and Pleasanton are ranked low, as is the 680 corridor:

Danville. Web Link

Pleasanton. Web Link

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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I live in Pleasanton, but go to the Blackhawk Plaza to Tribez Salon to get mine and my daughter's hair done and then we usually have dinner at the Mexican restaurant (I want to say the "Pear" something) where we eat right next to the water with all the ducks. Tribez is by far the best salon around and it's worth it for me to drive all the way over from Pleasanton because our stylist, Alyssa, is that good. We don't do much other shopping there, but we definitely enjoy our girl's visits with hair and then dinner in a really beautiful atmosphere.

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Posted by doug
a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Too many vacant spaces, high rent and years a vandalism give BH plaza a black eye. Very poor management and security is all but useless. Don't park a nice car in the parking lot, it will get vandalized. 3 this month just people I know. Said security cameras were installed after 2013 incident where over 150 cars were keyed over a 1 year period. BH Police finally arrested the suspect with no help from BH Plaza or Centercal.

Door to center of plaza (by Crunch) has been broken for over 2 years and is impossible to open and slams shut almost taking an arm off. ADA door opener on wall has not worked for over 2 years. I have emailed Veronica and CenterCal 6 times since 1/28/2015, no response.

I say knock it down and build homes...

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm

It would be a shame to knock it down. The US has an overabundance of stores and not enough homes. Perhaps rezoning for mixed use retail/commercial/residential is the way to go.

I sometimes shop there at Anthropologie but nothing else really, as it is too far away. When my kids were young, they loved going there to feed the ducks. Hope they can save it, as it is a beautiful space!

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