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Hotel project approved for Denny's site

Original post made on Nov 9, 2017

Overruling complaints from a competing innkeeper, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday approved a new 74-room Holiday Inn to replace a shuttered Denny's restaurant on Leong Drive.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:48 PM

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Posted by who's running mountain view?
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Leong Drive is a conglomerate of business and residential.. Is the City of Mountain View still planning on closing Castro at the Central Expressway intersection?

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Posted by Hi, my name is google
a resident of North Bayshore
on Nov 9, 2017 at 10:37 pm

I'm the sheriff in this town. Pleased to meet you.

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Posted by YIMBY
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 9, 2017 at 11:55 pm

Not the historic Denny's! It should be preserved for future generations!

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Posted by Lots o' memories
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 10, 2017 at 6:18 am

That was one notorious Denny's back in the 80's. The location is a good place for a hotel, but I guess if your the owner of the existing hotel and you don't want to fix it up, it may be tough to compete. I don't feel we need to protect the run down hotels by making them the only choice. Now there will be choices in that area.

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Posted by Diablo
a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 10, 2017 at 10:02 am

These developers must be laughing all the way to the bank - they get their way and they get it soooo cheap!

"Senior Planner Diane Pancholi said that those exceptions were given in exchange for public benefits, including allowing local government and nonprofit groups to use the future hotel's meeting space free of charge."

Don't we have anyone in City government that can play hardball with these massive for-profit companies (including Google)?

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Posted by DoctorData
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 10, 2017 at 4:25 pm

DoctorData is a registered user.

I don’t know what massive corporations @Diablo proposes to play hardball against. Holiday Inns are often franchises, and not directly owned by the branding corporation. Temple Hospitality appears to be a small regional development company based in Milpitas.

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Posted by Alex M
a resident of Willowgate
on Nov 11, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Personally I'd rather Denny's was still operational there, but a hotel is OK too.

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Posted by Grand Slam
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

I'm with you Alex M. We have such varied cuisine around these parts, but not if you want some pancakes at 11pm. I'll take a Denny's any day. Also I'd go for a Bob's Big Boy over any of the latest 12 dollar hamburger shops.

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Posted by tommygee54
a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 14, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I'll rent a room at the Holiday Inn when it opens up. Sure I will.

But I'll go for a Bob's Big Boy burger any time as well. Have not had one of them in decades.

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Posted by son of a Big Boy
a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2017 at 9:36 am

Bob Wian's Big Boy chain almost* went out of business after decades of expanding from it's Glendale California (Colorado Ave.) home of 1936. My father ate there in high school, but alas, my own kids will not get that privilege unless they go to one of the few remaining SoCal locations.

But, In and Out was another successful SoCal hamburger joint, as is the massively larger international McDonalds.

Here is to the replacement of old retail service establishments by new comers and new operators.

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Whisman Station
on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:27 pm

This is a win-win for the city. We get a new hotel, and the developer pays for pollution mitigation.

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Posted by MyOpinion
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

MyOpinion is a registered user.

Maybe Mario's will re-open for dinner with a new hotel across the street. Love that place, currently only open for lunch and catering, making your own hours is a luxury enjoyed only by the few restaurants that own their building.

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