Downtown's gorgeous garage Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Sep 2, 2007 at 9:07 am
After 18 months of work and $18 million spent, the new garage at California and Bryant Street is scheduled to be completed May 2. But it's so close to being done that people are already trying to use it.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 13, 2007, 12:00 AM
Posted by Bernie Brightman, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Sep 14, 2007 at 2:45 pm
Oh, I see, this article was written *before* May 2.
But say, does anyone think that Long's Drugs is a good idea for that location?
First of all, we had a Hallmark store downtown before and it failed. There was a Hallmark on San Mateo's main drag too and it recently closed as well. There was a Long's in Willow Glen and it also failed. It's so much easier to get in and out of the other Long's -- would enough people really use this one?
The other thing is that Long's is a relatively boring store. People going out for the evening want entertaining stores with interesting and/or weird stuff to do browsing/window shopping.
I'm afraid the City of Mountain View just hasn't thought this one through.