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Rose Garden wants more 'personal services'

Original post made on Jun 2, 2009

The Danville Planning Commission approved a parking variance request last week that will mean a wider variety of businesses will be able to take up residence at the Rose Garden Shopping Center on Camino Tassajara and Camino Ramon.

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Posted by Rage
a resident of Danville
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Now that Burke Williams has closed, it is a moot point

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Posted by mike
a resident of Danville
on Jun 3, 2009 at 11:07 am

It really doesnt matter much since the day spa will be closed at the end of business day wednesday june 3 and amaranta mexican is soon to follow.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Jun 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm

There is really nothing that is a big draw in that center except Navelets. It is not upscale looking or attractive. Just what Danville needs now is more low end retail and nail salons. The developer is grabbing at straws and so is the city council. Yes, increase the parking but it won't help the deeper issue. And Amaranta closing is no surprise, it has an ugly, cavernous interior (reminded me of my college cafeteria)and the food was average Mexican,dressed up a bit with fancy descriptions, small portions and on the pricey side. The economy needs to come back full swing before small retail owners will move or open new locations. The developer gambled and now wants Danville to help mitigate his losses.

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Danville
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:57 am

This was a bad idea from the start. Big developer only had dollar signs and didnt understand that most didnt want it changed. I dont shop there or even go to Navelets any longer. The city approved and will do what ever the developer wants to see tax dollars coming in. It needs to be rented to medical, a dentist and bussiness offices if they want to see ot do well.

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Posted by David
a resident of Danville
on Jun 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Family restraunts and local service businesses make the most sense for that center. Doctors, Dentists, insurance agents etc. The density was WAY over built but the developer wouldn't listen to anyone. That spa sure didn't last very long. I really think they misunderstood the demographics of the area. This town is full of double income couples that have to work hard to just keep up with their expenses. A day spa probably had less chance than a womens Gym and two of those have tried to locate in Danville of Alamo with out success.

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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Jun 8, 2009 at 8:59 am

How is Amici's doing? I tried it out after hearing its virtues extolled by Ralph Barbieri, and should have known better. To me, it represents an attempt to take pizza 'upscale,' that only succeeded in making it expensive. Less for more. Are there enough 'foodies' in Danville to support a restaurant that pretentious?

Give me Primo's, or Garlex, just about any day.

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