Residents protest new Walmart at pre-bid meeting Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Feb 9, 2012 at 6:13 am
About 12 people gathered at 9100 Alcosta Boulevard, the site of the [Web Link new Walmart Neighborhood Market] on Wednesday to protest the big box retailer and call for more transparency in city government.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 6:08 PM
Posted by George, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 9, 2012 at 6:39 am
Stop the presses! "About 12 people gathered" makes for a story? Are you serious? I saw about 12 people waiting to cross the street in downtown W.C. yesterday. Where were your reporters at that big event? What a joke.
Posted by LMP, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Feb 9, 2012 at 7:27 am
Sandee, great point on Costco.
The shopping center is hurting without a grocery store to bring in traffic. If you don't like it, don't shop there. There are lots of seniors in the area that will be helped by their low prices. I'll bet the 12 people protesting don't have low income issues.
Posted by Derek, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Feb 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm
The likely reason Le Asia (which WAS a very inexpensive place to shop) went out of business, aside from Ranch 99 competition, was the high rent. That, folks, is no doubt why the large space has gone un-leased since Le Asia left. Let me say it again - low income people already HAVE places like Sprouts, Trader Joes, the Grocery Outlet, and Fresh & Easy to shop. It's not like Lunardi's and Draegers are the lone options in our area.