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Google closing down blue-collar bastion in North Bayshore

Original post made on Jun 12, 2015

The days are numbered for an eclectic little community of tradesmen, start-ups and a community theater operating out of industrial garages at the end of Pear Avenue. Located in the heart of North Bayshore, the row of blue-collar workshops has become the latest site marked for tech-fueled redevelopment and expansion.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 12, 2015, 12:01 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Kathy H
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Thrilled that the Pear Ave Theater will continue to have a home, we are huge fans and long time supporters of Mountain View's own theater company but not so thrilled that Google is giving assistance to only 3 tenants, that is deplorable. Google has more than enough money to help these displaced businesses. Leaves a very bad elitist taste if you know what I mean.


Posted by Husband of Kathy T
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

Google have given the tenants four years of below market rent. Wanting additional compensation to move is trying to take advantage of a David v Goliath situation.


Posted by Skeptic
a resident of another community
on Jun 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Due to the apparent randomness of the move assistance funding, my guess is that Google is only underwriting the relocation funds for existing Google Adwords customers.


Posted by Knows how to read
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm

"Due to the apparent randomness of the move assistance funding, my guess is that Google is only underwriting the relocation funds for existing Google Adwords customers."

Apparently someone didn't read

"A Google representative explained that the company was giving assistance to only three tenants with more than a year left on their leases."


Posted by Skeptic Who Knows How To Read Between The Lines
a resident of another community
on Jun 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Yes, but Google did not offer lease renewals to all tenants. They moved to month-by-month leases for most tenants.


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