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Town Square

Downtown's gorgeous garage

Original post made on Sep 2, 2007

After 18 months of work and $18 million spent, the new garage at California and Bryant Street is scheduled to be completed May 2. But it's so close to being done that people are already trying to use it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 13, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by bob, a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 2, 2007 at 9:07 am

Does anyone else think

The 405-space parking is for compact cars only?




Posted by Bernie Brightman, a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 14, 2007 at 2:37 pm

It's not open?! It sure looks open. I've parked there twice now with absolutely no problem or indication that it's closed.


Posted by Bernie Brightman, a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 14, 2007 at 2:45 pm

Oh, I see, this article was written *before* May 2.

But say, does anyone think that Long's Drugs is a good idea for that location?

First of all, we had a Hallmark store downtown before and it failed. There was a Hallmark on San Mateo's main drag too and it recently closed as well. There was a Long's in Willow Glen and it also failed. It's so much easier to get in and out of the other Long's -- would enough people really use this one?

The other thing is that Long's is a relatively boring store. People going out for the evening want entertaining stores with interesting and/or weird stuff to do browsing/window shopping.

I'm afraid the City of Mountain View just hasn't thought this one through.


Posted by Castor Fu, a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 24, 2007 at 11:42 pm

We're thrilled about being able to pick up something from the drugstore when going to the library or to downtown.

Downtown PA supports both a Longs and a Walgreen's, right? Maybe drugstores work well for people who want to complete a couple of errands when going out to lunch downtown.

In any event, it should be open now according to the sign on
it which we saw Saturday night.


Posted by Lisa, a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 15, 2007 at 11:35 am

I have a business in downtown it is great having a drug store. Besides the fact it provides low cost items it is a great place to pick up those forgotten items or daily need things.

Downtown needed a good anchor store, being on the back corner off of Castro was perfect location.