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Owner: High density housing at San Antonio is a 'pipe dream'

Original post made on Feb 13, 2009

Fred Thoits, one of two major owners of San Antonio shopping center, injected a dose of reality into the public discussion over what should happen to the ailing San Antonio shopping center during an interview with the <I>Voice</I></B> on Tuesday.

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Posted by JO
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Very deserving criticism I might add. I'll give the MV Voice credit for finally bringing to light an unpopular reality. The fact of the matter is Walmart, Walmart, Walmart; and it will be for another 50 years or so. I'm not saying Walmart was a mistake. Its revenue for the City clearly shows otherwise. It is simply an undeniable reality. Unfortunately, a few City Council members insist on living in a fairy tale world. It's ironic that the most vocal and most quoted voices on the City Council when it comes to land use are the ones with the least real world experience outside of City politics. You know who you are! In retrospect, the owner deserves some credit for lining up a solid revenue source like Home Depot, something to remember when City officials start making decisions on which programs/staff to cut because of the budget shortfalls.

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Posted by MV resident
a resident of Jackson Park
on Feb 18, 2009 at 1:39 pm

It is interesting that the Voice seems to like to report rumors as fact to stir up controversy.

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