Shop Mountain View
Original post made by Curious Observer on Jul 8, 2007
Also, have you taken a look at the streets in downtown Mountain View? Try walking downtown on a Sunday morning. The streets are littered especially with cigarette butts outside of the bars.
City officials...take a look at what's going on and help us Shop Mountain View!
on Jul 9, 2007 at 11:13 am
Well, Im not much for beauty supplies, but both WFB and B of A have branches on Castro. The only thing I see that dt MV lacks that can be found in LA is a full service market, which would certainly be nice, but since one would usually have the car when doing major grocery shopping, the Nob Hill a few block away suffices.
I find downtown more valuable for the overall environment- the library, performing arts center, lots of nice places to eat, both high-end and quick. I cant think of many reasons to spend much time in dt LA, though, I agree, there are some good destination shops. Bottom line is that I spend more $ in both downtwon MV and PA because I have reasons to spend time there beyond the specific shops
on Jul 9, 2007 at 10:35 pm
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If the motto is Dine Mountain View, than yes, Castro St. has that covered!
A few years ago when the City Council was trying to decide where to build the efficiency studios, the majority of the public comments favored the downtown area rather than it's eventual location off of San Antonio. The City Council's reasoning for placing the housing off of San Antonio, the residents would have more access to shops and services there! The City Council knew then that downtown MV was lacking in services...so why didn't they take steps then to solve the problem. Okay, I digress.
Just one request to the MV Voice: Can we have a "Mountain View Shop Talk" feature like the one that appears in the PA Weekly. This would really help the "Shop Mountain View" efforts.
on Jul 10, 2007 at 12:40 pm
and how, observer, would the council 'solve' this?