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Tropicana Lodge being demolished

Original post made on May 22, 2013

The vacant Tropicana Lodge hotel was being turned into debris this morning to make way for a 162-unit apartment complex to be built by Prometheus Real Estate Group.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 1:58 PM

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Posted by 7duece, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 22, 2013 at 12:40 am

I worked at Western Appliance, the location has been there almost 20 years. The building was not owned but leased, Tropicana has been there since the 70's I believe, the owners were nice people and did not "sell out" as much of Mountain thinks. We are a tech community and leading the nation in diversity - trends - culture - and tech. The liquor store on the corner which recently closed was 750 sq ft, guess how much they paid? My apartment near Caltrain, rent was raised from 1960 to 2450 (2 bedroom 1 bath), ..............................I COULD HEAR MY NEIGHBORS CELL PHONE RING NEXT DOOR!!!!!!!!!!!


all that being said i love Mountain View!


Posted by FrankM, a resident of another community
on May 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

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Ugh. So that mega-behemoth Prometheus Group is at it again, looking to buy up every square inch of remaining Bay Area land, to put up yet more apartment complexes.

Do we really need *that* many more apartments? Amazing how schools, shopping, police/fire, and roads never seem to be updated for these new mega-housing complexes.

I am absolutely convinced the City Councils of many cities are in cahoots with the developers...


Posted by Garrett83, a resident of another community
on May 23, 2013 at 6:13 am

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The developer in question builds mostly apartment buildings. When the new tenants move in you might see retail up grades, but San Antonio project is in the pipeline.


Posted by Flava Dave, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 28, 2013 at 2:25 am

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More retail...less apts to crowd us out?

They obviously are having issues filling San Antonio center in a timely manner.


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