Mountain Bay Plaza's muddy beginnings Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jan 8, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Today, locals walking by Mountain View's tallest building -- the 12-story office structure at 444 Castro St. -- are greeted with the sights and sounds of the city's vibrant downtown. In the 1970s, they were greeted with barking dogs.
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Posted by Lucky, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 8, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Before the dogs we'd sneak in and horse around, we hiked up the stairs to the roof, my buddy crazy Charles threw a coke bottle off the roof to Castro St. In those days it was like a ghost town after 6pm. Now look, I liked it better back then for sure.
Posted by O Rule, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Jan 10, 2009 at 1:04 am
No one invited me up to the rooftop. I was probably too busy delivering newspapers up and down Calif. Ave. I liked it better back then also. Now look, Mountain View is just as snotty as Los Altos.
I wonder if there are any asian businesses in that building. With an address like "444" it translates to Triple Death in Chinese. Change the address and lease out the offices to local entrepreneurs at a discount rate
Posted by Local employee, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2009 at 9:20 am
Mountain Bay Plaza is greatly of out scale with the other structures on Castro, but ultimately it may have been the catalyst for other improvements that makes Castro such a vital, thriving dining district today. So many people say they like cities the way there were a long time ago. Yet its probably better to move on with the times, appreciate the benefits we have, and smell the roses.