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Chase gets OK to demolish Santa Rita shopping center for new bank

Original post made on Feb 22, 2013

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved a bid by J.P. Morgan Chase to tear down the aging Santa Rita Junction Shopping Center and to replace it with a new Chase Bank.

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Posted by norm
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Feb 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Chase destroys more lives and throws out more hard working people. Just like they did with homes they foreclosed on.

Wonder how much the planning commission got in kick-backs.

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Posted by really??
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

oh please. . .did you attend the hearing. . .did you write a letter--no then how can you complain?

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Posted by Another one?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

Is there a reason why we "need" so many banks in Pleasanton? It seems that they're taking over all the spaces where tangible goods and services were previously offered. I don't understand how this benefits the local economy-- people don't utilize bank services on a regular basis and Chase already has multiple branches in the area.

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Country Fair
on Feb 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

I don't understand how this is good city planning.
There are eyesore vacancies right down the street (TGI Fridays building for one) yet our city officials felt it a good idea to to approve this which forces 7 mom and pop businesses that thrive in this location to close or relocate? What gives Pleasanton ? Where is the outrage?
I didn't attend the public hearing - but should we have even needed one? This should have been outright regected and never given the time if day by our planning commission.