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Readers Choice Numbers

Original post made by Tim, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 17, 2009

Did I read the numbers right in todays paper? It said it had over 39,000 confirmed votes from readers. Yet it said that the Blue Agave won the contest for the "Best Place to have a first date" with 59 votes. Close behind were 58 for Staceys and 57 for Barones. 39,000 people voted and 59 votes were enough to win this category? Blue Agave won the best outdoor restaurant with 267 votes.

What a waste of time. 39,000 people may have voted, but they apparently didn't vote for anything!

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Posted by LuAnn
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 19, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Looks like people vote for a few catagories, not all.
Readers Choice is a Great Advertising tool for the Weekly!
Businesses advertise to get votes,they advertise to say Thanks for voting.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Not just a great way for the weekly to make money but mostly a joke in many categories. Best "dog store"???? We have exactly one downtown. Best NON-chain coffee shop and the readers name the only 3 that ARE chains????

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Posted by I don't get it
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 20, 2009 at 9:54 am

I can't see how Blue Agave would be voted best anything.. outside of a shot of tequila. Their food is not that good & it's over priced.

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Posted by PToWN94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

Some of my thoughts are along the lines of others- chain stores!!?? Personally chain stores shouldn't be allowed on this kind of list. People complain about not having enough 'mom-n-pop' stores downtown but then go and vote for places like In-Out Burger and High Tech Burrito.

O well, I'll stick with for reviews.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I'm betting it's another typo. [#39000 and counting]

Over 390 readers voted sounds better to me!


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Readers' Choice Ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Pleasanton Readers' Choice" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 21st. Stay tuned for the results in the June 23rd issue of the Pleasanton Weekly.