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Vintage Hills center getting a makeover

Original post made on Apr 11, 2008

It's a work in progress, but the Vintage Hills Shopping Center, often called somewhat of an eyesore by residents, is getting a makeover and adding two new businesses.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Chris
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

That is so awesome to hear! I have lived in neighborhood for years and it is such a great location and could just boom and people can walk down there, so close and far away from all the city streets! Yeah!!!! Gosh wouldn't it be great to see a Trader Joe's in that spot...Oh the business it would get!!!!!! Not just from Vintage Hills residents but Ruby Hills too!!!!!

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Posted by Karen
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 11, 2008 at 9:52 am

Very, very good news. I am so happy to see people working on the building each time I drive by. I would love to see a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods type store. And, a coffee retailer? That would be nice!! I have been waiting for years to see what will become of the space. It's about time the project starts moving!!

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Posted by Kurt
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Apr 11, 2008 at 10:22 am

I live right by there and when we bought in the area the Trader Joes/Andronico's potential was still there. Trader Joes then decided to open in Livermore and since then it's just kind of been sad to see it unused everytime I drive by. I'm extremely happy to see new construction going on there.


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Posted by Beth
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Sorry to disappoint but TJ's, Whole Foods, Andronico's, etc... are not interested in that location.

It is nice to hear someone is,'s been an eyesore for far too long...

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 11, 2008 at 2:36 pm

I am also so excited to see this being fixed up. I was quite concerned about this when the shopping center was owned by James Tong (same developer as Oak Grove) and he wanted to remove the center and put in 3 story high-density housing. He kept the center looking real bad so that the council would want it removed and allow him to put in this housing. The only people who fell for that trick back then were Tom Pico and Jennifer Hosterman as those two voted for high-density housing there. Interesting that Tom and Jennifer are working with James Tong on the Oak Grove development now.

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Posted by Fun!
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Apr 16, 2008 at 8:03 am

Awesome! Pleasanton could really use a Day Spa, there are just so few here! I wish they would turn the old Pure Girls in to a Day Spa! And the old GMAC Mortgage too!

Oh. Wait....

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 16, 2008 at 11:10 am

Andronico's is going out of buisness, They are selling all of thier store with the exception of SF and one Berzerkly location.

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Posted by Shelley
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm

LOL Fun! I was also thinking of how Pleasanton, especially the downtown area, is in dire need for a day spa.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 17, 2008 at 4:22 pm

What are the two new businesses?

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Posted by Patricia
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 18, 2008 at 5:51 am

About time! I'm thrilled at the prospect of having a restaurant I can walk to, as I used to when there was a Chinese place there. A gym and a coffee shop sound great, too. I just hope everyone who's been begging for something to be done there makes a real point of patronizing the stores there. Otherwise they won't make it and we'll be right back where we started.

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Posted by Jill
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 22, 2008 at 7:19 pm

A gym would be good, but how about the gas we'd save if we had a decent neighborhood grocery store like Trader Joe's?

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Posted by Michelle
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm

God, how I would love a Trader Joes there. In fact almost any grocery store there would please me.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2008 at 9:47 am

First, I cannot understand why neither Vineyard Villa nor Hacienda Senior Parks are listed above as we are both 'neighborhoods' within a block of that location. A grocery store in Vintage Hills would be appreciated. Perhaps even more welcome, one of those 'Farmers' Market' type. They usually offer mostly fruits, vegetables, milk, bread, and a few staples. That would help keep the neighborhood from being overun with delivery trucks.

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Posted by Paulette
a resident of Val Vista
on May 11, 2008 at 11:14 pm

I posted a separate posting for this same topic. I would like to see a Lunardi's or an independent theater, not unlike the Landmark theaters in the neighborhoods in San Francisco. I think both ideas could be viable commercially as well as being just low-key enough not to create an undo amount of traffic within the neighborhood. A good quality smaller market, without really high prices, like Lunardi's would serve the neighborhood and draw a fair amount of people from other neighborhoods during the day. Most Indie theaters lead fairly low-key existences, while still bringing in enough money to keep them viable. If San Francisco can support several, I think we could support one. Those are my two favorite ideas for the Vintage Hills shopping center. The new Sushi restaurant would benefit from the theater idea, I should think.

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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 4, 2008 at 9:38 pm

I was thinking that the area need a after school program for kids. Not the day care type and not the "tutoring" type. Maybe something that offered classes that kids could choose from that would be fun as well as encourage them to use the creative side of their brain. My philosohpy is that elementary kids need more enrichment in the areas of art, science, drama and speech, community involvement(oth cahritable and humanitarian), independent decision making, and group project. Please let me know if you agree either way......thanks.

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Posted by CMS
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 27, 2008 at 9:19 am

What an ideal location - near many neighborhoods, on a commuter route, and next to a park. I would think the location alone could be a strong selling point to get lure in decent quality tenants. Keeping my fingers crossed ...

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Posted by Karen
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 24, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Any update on what is going in here? I heard there will be a day spa...say it ain't so!

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Posted by Mary Deggelman
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on May 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

do not go to Vintage HIlls Cleaners- ruined a prom dress that my daughter borrowed from cousin and were very unprofessional and no sorry!

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