Mervyn's - any news on a replacement? Around Town, posted by PA Resident, a resident of another community, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:08 pm
I am really going to miss Mervyn's. In fact, I am missing it already. There is really no alternative, good value for good quality, type store, particularly for boys. My boys will not try clothes on in Target because they have to walk through bras or other women's clothes to get to the changing rooms. We don't like the quality of WalMart and Sears has "nerdy" clothes, their view not mine.
Anyone know if there is any replacement store moving into the Mervyn's site?
Posted by Jason Balcon, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Dec 31, 2008 at 8:40 am
Mervyn's *Lounge* is a f'ing dump... place stinks of urine ... the city needs to shut that place down.. the under age drinking has been a prblem for years and the city turns a blind eye... all the young girls that sell themselves for sex and the gross old men that go in there disgusts me...
Posted by Nick, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm
Hey Jason, slow your roll. Mervyn's most certainly is NOT a pee smelling dump. Underage girls selling themselves to men?!? I've never seen that at Mervyn's and I've been going there for years. My grandmother used to enjoy a drink there back in the day. I think it's cool that I can enjoy the same bar that she did. If you don't like it, just don't go.
Posted by Jason, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:12 am
Ya Nick as did my Grandfathers... but it is not 1976 any longer... the good ole boys from MV no longer frequent that place and it is not the Mervyns of old... and go there on a Friday or Sat. night after Midnight and you will see what I'm talking about.. all the thugs and punks that are just looking for a fight...The place is a dump...
Posted by Lisa, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Jan 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm
I just hope that whatever store goes in there, that they make English a requirement for the sales people. I felt like I was in Tijuana every time I went into Mervyn's and actually stopped shopping there when the salesperson could not communicate with me in English!
Posted by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor, on Jan 9, 2009 at 10:43 am Don Frances is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
You're mistaken on a couple points: This isn't an article, it's a plea from a local resident asking for info on what store might replace Mervyn's. And her original question was regarding the retail store, not the lounge: "We don't like the quality of WalMart and Sears has "nerdy" clothes..."
One of the commenters thought she meant the lounge, which sparked a separate series of comments about it. But that's off the original topic.
Posted by Nick, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm
I go to Mervyn's on Friday and Saturday nights regularly. Maybe you saw me or some of my friends and pegged us as "thugs" or "punks" who are out "looking for a fight". Of course you'd be way off base, but it's pretty normal for a judgmental person to not realize their own misconceptions. By the way all of my friends are gainfully employed, so maybe if you change your mind we can buy you a drink and help you cool those nerves.
Posted by Melissa L., a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Jan 17, 2009 at 11:37 am
"Kohl's and Forever 21 said Friday they had jointly bid a bargain price of $6.25 million for the leases of 46 locations from Mervyns stores. Kohl's will open in 31 of those locations and Forever 21 will move into the rest, if the deal is approved in bankruptcy court."