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Businesses: developer using fence to force land sale

Original post made on May 20, 2012

The owners of several small businesses say a cyclone fence went up behind their properties the evening of May 10 with no real purpose other than to cut off access to their shops and force the sale of their properties.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Posted by GeoOT
a resident of another community
on May 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I can't think of a better way for a developer to really annoy his future customer base than to make life hard for The Milk Pail. How dumb and greedy. There's great potential to work with Steve and use his operation as a traffic builder instead of this stupid scorched earth policy.


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 22, 2012 at 2:40 am

lets see... Milk Pail is total chaos with their customers driving and walking in a totally oblivious and dangerous manner...when they are not being overtly aggressive.

The Halal market is horrendously dirty inside. I can't imagine they get much return business.


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Posted by Monica
a resident of North Whisman
on May 23, 2012 at 1:56 am

Wow, these actions by the greedy developer is making the whole development look quite ominous. They're intimidating our homegrown, local businesses by setting up illegal fences on property they don't even own yet. This developer sounds greedy and unethical, and I hate that they're taking over one of our most convenient shopping areas.

Not to mention that as a Mountain View resident, I would much rather have The Milk Pail, Jo Ann Fabrics, and Bevmo (stores I actually frequent) than a hotel and yet another office building.


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