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by Gail, Danbury Park,
on Jan 12, 2012
Wow, I'm surprised.
Wonder how soon it will happen.
Great! Glad to hear we're getting one.
I like it that it'll bring revenue to the city, jobs, and competition against other stores in town, though I'll probably never step a foot inside it.
I sure hope its true. It will be great to have that assist in reducing grocery prices. And, it will be a burr in the shorts of The Three Stooges on the City Council, whose union payola might be threatened for this occurring on their watch. If it does happen, I can't wait to go to a City Council meeting and gloat to the Hippy Mayor and the other two stooges.
I think it's wonderful (and I live right next to that shopping center) - all of these old fuddy duddies who oppose this need to move to the country. Get with the program - businesses bring tax dollars to the city which makes this place such a great city to live in.
I sure hope so! Dedicated Safeway shopper here who probably won't go there very much, but it's a blight on the city to have that big old shopping center empty. It will be nice to have another option, particularly if I just have to make a quick stop close to home.
I'm a little worried about all the trashy parking lot dwellers that usually flock to a Walmart. Just look at the Rosewood Drive store parking lot. Our city ordinances do not prohibit this sort of 'urban camping.'
Being a very close neighbor of the shopping center, I for one could not be happier. It can't open soon enough for me!
Yes, I'm just thrilled to have such an UPSCALE store such as WALMART moving in right on one of the main roads into downtown Pleasanton. All those tacky people will be able to park their "homes" and wave to all the people bringing in new REVENUE to a company that grabs their vendors by the short hairs while making deals. And I guess all you Ruby Hills people will be upping your donations to Axis Community Health so the Walmart employees can get some kind of healthcare.
was really hoping for a better quality grocery store like wholefoods to go into the Nobhill space. Isnt all the latest processed foods close enough for the junk eaters at the new Target across the freeway in Dublin? too bad for mini dublin (I mean Plesanton) we are going down the tubes fast!
As you might of noticed if you ever shopped for food items at Walmart, Walmart food prices are not that great, average at best. The more competition the better tho. Also, if one wants to spend extra money for foods with the same nutritional value Whole Foods is the answer. Is that what is called snob appeal?
My, if you need to shop at an overpriced, elitist store, drive your Prius to (W)hole Foods and alleviate your guilt there. Any store , even if it doesn't meet your snotty standards, is better than a vacant space.
Of course, once your low income housing is built in the city, WalMart will be getting lots of business. You can be sure the folks in the new barrios won't be shopping at Genes or hole foods, so I think you're safe to keep over spending for the same items with different packaging.
I have nothing against a Wal-Mart grocery store going there, it's better than leaving it empty (like the Vintage Hills center) for years.
But, the thing I do worry about is Fresh N' Easy and Trader Joes which are just down the street. I don't like when all of these small markets are grouped together.
Everyone should try Fresh N' Easy. It's a great little market. It has great prices, coupons in the mail all the time, easy parking, and some good items in that store. Their prepared meals are good, but they have lots of other good items too. The employees are friendly, too. If you haven't tried this store, you should.
I second FYI's opinion about Fresh N'Easy. We probably do about 40% of our shopping there now.
Fresh and Easy sells produce in styrofoam trays covered in plastic wrap. No, thanks.
yeah whole foods produce probably has the same nutritional value as walmart or target food, but minus the pesticides. Also have a alternative selection to food without nitrites, corn syrup, fillers etc. I am not a wealthy person but want to try and eat healthy and fresh. If a healthier lifestyle is "snobby" to some people? get a clue. Eat simpler and healthier & possibly save yourself some major healthcare bills later. - good luck!
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