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Developer makes another deal to save the Milk Pail market

Original post made on Dec 2, 2014

A new deal has been signed to save the city's popular Milk Pail Market, but it only goes into effect if the City Council approves the second phase of Merlone Geier's redevelopment of San Antonio shopping center, a decision scheduled for this evening's council meeting.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 1:59 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by Been There, Done That
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Dec 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Just as I (and many others) expected -- once again, Merlone Geier is taking hostages to get what they want.

Why exactly did the city council approve this boondoggle in the first place?


Posted by Resident
a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 2, 2014 at 2:31 pm

By how much will prices be going up to rent the new parking spaces? Milk Pail is already a touch more expensive than the competition in SV and LA.


Posted by Lester
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm

What happens when the lease is up and there's no pressure from the city council to renew it?


Posted by Les
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm

What happens when the lease is up and theres no pressure from the city council for MG to renew it?


Posted by Les
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm

What happens when the lease is up and theres no pressure from the city council for MG to renew it?


Posted by resident
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

MG is like a childhood bully, "I'll share my toys but only if we play by MY rules"

No parent would tolerate those kinds of immature threats and neither should council.

If MG had a brain, and a heart, they'd realize that sharing a few meager parking spots with the little guy would improve public opinion of them by leaps and bounds. But no, this big bully wants to have everything their way.

Disgusting. MG go back to La Jolla and build your pretentious "village" somewhere else.


Posted by MilkPail-theCarrot-for-Massive-PhaseII
a resident of another community
on Dec 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm


The Milk Pail is a very clever distraction.
A nice carrot dangled in front of the city
council and unsuspecting residents of MV ---
to get support for out-of-proportion,
traffic-mess-creating Phase II San Antonio Center.

The elephant in the room is the congested
elephant-speed traffic on San Antonio Road.

The real problem regarding San Antonio Phase II
is the massive plan for constructing high-density
offices, hotel, cinema, parking garage for 2000 cars, etc.

If you use San Antonio Road on a regular basis,
you know that it is already CONGESTED especially from
El Camino intersection going North towards 101.

Citizens of MV appear to be concerned with Milk Pail
and ignoring the massive phase II construction that
will cause miserable traffic congestion.

Once you have unbearable traffic, a town is no longer
desirable. Parts of MV are there already.


Posted by Mike Rodgers
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

glad to hear it...hope it goes through as part of phase II


Posted by R2
a resident of another community
on Dec 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Hey resident... Next time you have an idea for something you own... Run it by the public for a vote. I'll be sure to call you a bully for doing what you want with what you own


Posted by PA Resident
a resident of another community
on Dec 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm

I would strongly suggest that any parking in that corner would be shared parking, not just for one particular business. The idea that parking for one errand, then reparking for a second errand in an adjacent location is unrealistic.


Posted by Stop The trolls
a resident of Bailey Park
on Dec 3, 2014 at 6:19 am

Just because you own something doesn't mean yo get to do whatever you want, regardless to the impact. If you feel you should be able to do ANYTHING you want with what you own is selfish, misguided and irrational.
If you neighbor wanted to build a 4 story house peering into your back yard and blocking your views, you would be the first to run to the government agency involved with stopping it.


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