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Home Depot officially excluded

Original post made on Mar 10, 2008

After making it apparent in December that Home Depot would not be allowed at San Antonio Center, the City Council made it official on Tuesday with a 5-1 vote.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 6, 2008, 1:33 PM

Comments

Posted by Kent Scharninghausen, a resident of another community
on Mar 10, 2008 at 9:34 pm

I sure missed Menu Tree ($1.50 Tuesday night specials), Liberty House or Rhodes, JC Penneys (Mayfield Mall), SA hobby shop, Large Radio Shack, Gemco (much better than Wal-Mart), Rhodes Way, Bazaar in 1966 (both were same site at present Target), Best Products and a large discount bookstore. Wal-Mart (like planned Home Depot)has spoiled SA Center. Only Trader Joe's did not harmed SA Center, it fitted well within. Plus I missed good old fashioned hot dogs stand next to Sears building.


Posted by 4l4n, a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 11, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Its good that Home Depot won't be there. I got a weird phone call a couple months ago, some pollster guy asked me questions about Home Depot moving there for almost an hour. He asked all kinds of questions about how I felt and made me answer in these canned phrases like "sometimes agree", "always agree", etc. If I answered any other way he would make me use his phrase before he would continue. He asked how I felt about the trader joes there, I said they were cool but that I didn't want home depot there. He proposed a theater or other retailers, small stores, a bunch of other options.

Maybe where the sears store is now would be a good place for a theater.


Posted by sleepless in mv, a resident of The Crossings
on Mar 12, 2008 at 12:23 pm

It would be nice if they would put a muffler on the lot sweeper that runs in the middle of the night.

The sweeper emits a very high shriek that is loud to anyone who does not have upper range hearing damage.

Sweepers don't have to be noisy - the city's street sweeper is much quieter.

(Or here's an idea: don't operate ANY noisy machinery in the middle of the night!! - including leaf blowers and chain saws!!))


Posted by Robin, a resident of Castro City
on Mar 12, 2008 at 12:35 pm

I remember Crown Books. It would be nice to have a big bookstore there again. Maybe a Barnes & Noble with a coffee house.