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Residents protest new Walmart at pre-bid meeting

Original post made on Feb 9, 2012

About 12 people gathered at 9100 Alcosta Boulevard, the site of the [Web Link new Walmart Neighborhood Market] on Wednesday to protest the big box retailer and call for more transparency in city government.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 6:08 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Francine, a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Feb 9, 2012 at 6:13 am

Walmart Neighborhood markets are nice stores. It would be a good addition to an area that needs a grocery store.
They are trying to move into a vacant Nob Hill space in Pleasanton also.
Unfortunately the Pleasanton city council is so tight with Safeway and the union that it is a royal fight.
I hope Walmart wins this one!!


Posted by George, a resident of Alamo
on Feb 9, 2012 at 6:39 am

Stop the presses! "About 12 people gathered" makes for a story? Are you serious? I saw about 12 people waiting to cross the street in downtown W.C. yesterday. Where were your reporters at that big event? What a joke.


Posted by Sandee, a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 9, 2012 at 7:14 am

Just a reminder that San Ramon citizens furiously fought Costco here. Danville later approved Costco across the street. Now San Ramon has all the traffic. Danville has all the tax income.
Walmart will fill an empty grocery store location!


Posted by Joe, a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 9, 2012 at 7:25 am

Never shopped walmart, never will!


Posted by LMP, a resident of Danville
on Feb 9, 2012 at 7:27 am

Sandee, great point on Costco.

The shopping center is hurting without a grocery store to bring in traffic. If you don't like it, don't shop there. There are lots of seniors in the area that will be helped by their low prices. I'll bet the 12 people protesting don't have low income issues.


Posted by Sue, a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 10, 2012 at 6:07 am

I will shop there!


Posted by GG, a resident of Danville
on Feb 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I will shop there too.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Danville
on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hey this is free market capitalism, no?


Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Feb 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

The likely reason Le Asia (which WAS a very inexpensive place to shop) went out of business, aside from Ranch 99 competition, was the high rent. That, folks, is no doubt why the large space has gone un-leased since Le Asia left. Let me say it again - low income people already HAVE places like Sprouts, Trader Joes, the Grocery Outlet, and Fresh & Easy to shop. It's not like Lunardi's and Draegers are the lone options in our area.


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