Town Square

Post a New Topic

Minton's may get chopped

Original post made on Jan 22, 2009

On Jan. 27, the City Council will consider a plan to replace the city's oldest business with a high-density apartment complex.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM

Comments (11)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Lou
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jan 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm

GOOD RIDANCE,
HAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Bob
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jan 22, 2009 at 3:44 pm

We should not approve any more large-scale developments until the Mountain View Whisman School District works out their overcrowding problems.

Period.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Steve Dodge
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jan 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm

They should not allow that area to become residential. There's plenty of homes and units in Mountain View area already, and more are already coming (Mayfield Mall site for one).

M. V. is becoming seriously devoid of industrial space, what with all the conversions of existing space to offices and/or homes/apartments, as happened to the entire Ellis street area, once a Mecca of manufacturing employment opportunities.

You can't draw DECENT PAYING businesses to town or keep existing services local if you don't provide anyone with an affordable place to set-up and run a business in the first place...

We're in a recession now. We need to create JOBS, not more luxury-priced homes.



 +   Like this comment
Posted by Michael
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 24, 2009 at 7:28 am

There is a Minton's downtown? News to me. Then again, I've only lived here for 31 years. I do know where Home Depots are in Sunnyvale and EPA.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Mike H.
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 24, 2009 at 5:29 pm

This is very sad. It is much nicer to do business at Mintons and the quality of the wood is usually better.

Support local business. Stop more high density housing.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Joe F.
a resident of North Whisman
on Jan 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm

It will be a shame for the city to loose Minton's Lumber Co. I have been using Minton's since 1977, both professionally in my construction business, and Home projects.I love their staff, professionally they give everybit of help to their customers, they are service oriented.We don't need to drive to Home Depot!!! you have a real lumber company. This town is very lucky. If the city lets this company go you will regret what a real lumber company is. It's service and wood. minton's is ACES.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Douglas H
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 26, 2009 at 4:26 pm

When considering high density housing, think of how you want our city to be in ten years, more like Palo Alto or more like Los Angeles. Have to tried to find a parking space downtown on a typical weekday afternoon?


 +   Like this comment
Posted by JS
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm

While Minton's has been a long-time Mtn. View business, its building, along with the adjacent structure to the south (the one with that odd little gym) and its parking lot are utter eyesores, relative to the rest of the neighborhood. And if the Minton people want out and to lease the land for something more profitable to them and visually appealing for the neighborhood, heck, let them build new housing -- within city guidelines, of course.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by BK
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 27, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Minton's has lost the respect of my clients after the fire in 95' personally I don't care if the place is torn down, there are two other lumber yards near by if you still want the "mom and pop" feeling. There is always Bruce Bauer or Sunnyvale lumber, both are just a couple minutes away. Let them go... People can find other jobs.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by JoJo
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:59 am

FIRE FIRE FIRE, INSURANCE SCAM? WATCH OUT FOR MORE.............


 +   Like this comment
Posted by CSAA member watchdog
a resident of another community
on Feb 1, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I agreed with JoJo above.....business slowing down = possible fire insurance scam in the future?


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,151 views

One night only: ‘Occupy the Farm’ screening in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,063 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,282 views

With a Perspective....
By Ms. Jenson | 0 comments | 450 views

10 Tried and True Ways to Increase Happiness
By Caroline Fleck | 2 comments | 411 views