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'Shop Local' program launches

Original post made on Sep 17, 2010

Mountain View residents will be able to find and discover local businesses, take advantage of coupons and special offers, and post their opinions starting today on, a new website devoted to raising awareness of the products and services offered by local merchants and their importance to the vitality of the community.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 17, 2010, 12:23 PM

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Posted by Asha
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm

This is a great idea! I will definitely utilize this listing & the coupons to support our community!

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Posted by David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I'm very wary about their terms and conditions (see excerpt below). It is not their duty to keep this correct and they have the ability to alter the information as they see fit. "The materials posted on this website could include technical or other mistakes or inaccuracies. disclaims all warranties and makes no representations regarding the quality, accuracy, completeness or suitability of the materials on this or any other website, and disclaims any duty to keep this information current or accurate. may change any information on this website or any product or service described on this website, including functionality, pricing or performance thereof, at any time and without notice."

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Posted by Bex
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Not really very useful right now. It's not very useful right now since the majority of listings are not categorized. They should allow users to make updates to business information instead of forcing the business owners to do this. Yelp is super simple to use and I can't really see this site every being up to the same usability.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Woefully inaccurate listings. While Minh's -- which closed over a year ago -- is listed, Xanh -- one of downtown's busiest restaurants -- is missing. Yikes.

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