Letters to the Editor
Original post made on Nov 19, 2007
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on Nov 19, 2007 at 10:50 am
This is in response to Ed Taub's thoughts on spending money at locally owned businesses vs. stores like Walmart. I agree with his idea and would rather support a locally owned store vs. a national chain. However, I have a question... if national chains like Walmart reap the benefits of the Mountain View consumers at whatever state happens to be their headquarters; then what about other chains like Safeway, Whole Foods, Target, etc. We are surrounded by national chain stores... where else would we be able to purchase toilet paper and basic household supplies? I can understand if there was a local butcher shop or mom & pop owned pet supply store or restaurant... but I don't see any locally owned places that can sell me toilet paper.
on Nov 19, 2007 at 2:19 pm
Godfry should stop whining about traffic. It's not that bad in the morning and I have no idea what these supposed "hours" are in the evening. I'd rather have efficient infill than have everyone priced out of the MV area and have businesses leave due to the unsustainable unaffordability of the area.
on Nov 20, 2007 at 9:16 pm
Godfrey wrote: "Traveling north on Highway 101 is now stop and go ... for several hours in the evening from Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto to Ellis Street in Mountain View."