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Planners 'luke warm' to gas station's plan for 7-Eleven, beer sales

Original post made on Oct 2, 2013

The Pleasanton Planning Commission appeared luke warm after hearing a proposal by a long-time gas station owner to add a 24-hour 7-Eleven convenience store and automated car wash on the corner site at Santa Rita Road and West Las Positas Boulevard.

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Posted by GM from P-Town
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

First WalMart and now a 7-11? Mmmm, and Girosole is closed! Why did Boswells close? Too high of rent? The "Dollar" store sells virtually nothing for a dollar and what is "virtual" golf? Love Kaki Sushi, but all the rest I could do without. The center certainly needs a facelift and an influx of new busunesses, but 24 hours of 7-11 and WalMart is NOT the answer I am seeking.


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Is this the station that was knocked off for cigarettes recently?


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Posted by Homer
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:29 am

There's no opposition from the existing tenants because...well there aren't any.
I think in order for this to pass they need to take some of the grease from their rags and place it in the commission members hands.


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Posted by Al
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:02 am

The city is so hot to build low income housing, there's a massage parlor on every corner, drunks fill the streets at night. What's wrong with a 7-11?


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Posted by Paul aguire
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

I agree with Al. We are ok with everything in this town as long as someone is not trying to make a profit. If it is a homeless shelter, low income housing, free transit, bike lanes, free electric vehicle charge in centers, massage parlors, planned parenthood, these are fine business for the city but want to wash some cars and open a 711 how my god that is beyond belief. If this gets turned down then I bet we will be closing another convenient gas station.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Also agree with Homer, Al, and Paul. Seems that the planning and zoning commissions can rezone anything anywhere as long as big bucks are involved. One of the sites chosen for high density housing was the acreage across from Hart School. This site was listed but not given top consideration for rezoning or development. Lo and behold this site is now to be one of the first to have apartment constructed on 12 acres. I really feel sorry for the poor people who have lived across the creek from this site for thirty years with the promise from the city that Hacienda business park would stay as a business only park. Now they have a middle school and god knows how many hundreds of apartments that they will be starring at, at not over, as this freakin development calls for a four story monster building. And why this developement? Maybe because SummerHill apartments greased some palms. And as their website states, SummerHill only chooses property that "maximizes" their profits. To hell with the affected neighborhoods. So yes, lets rezone the hell out of Hacienda so the developers can make their millions, but god help us if we get a car wash and a quick stop shop at a corner gas station.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

I am totally against any more drunks in town.

No more sales of alcohol

Save the drunks from themselves.


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Posted by The Man
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm

When I was a kid we used to hang around our 7-11 and ask 21+ year olds to buy us beer. It was a tacky place with dirty sidewalks and us kids out front.

I moved to Pleasanton to get away from dirty places like that, so I could raise my kids in a nice town. With all of the high density houses and no grassy areas, this will be the hang out spot for future trouble makers. Just watch.

Council, Please vote no to a 7-11.


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Posted by BobbyM
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Agree with Bill, Homer, Al, and Paul. However just because summerhill apartments greased the palms and got what they wanted doesn't mean we need to compound the mistakes elsewhere in the city. My issue is with the proximity to the school and selling alcohol. I sure could use a car wash and a 24 hour store. Also the traffic issue could be addressed with blocking one of the accesses from las positas. There are various ways to solve this issue and make a meaningful and planned decision. Let's not have a closed mind on this issue.

And please don't get me started on Walmart! :-)


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Posted by Daniel
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I live in this neighborhood and I don't want a 24 hour 7-11 there. It's too close to the school and I don't want people showing up at midnight to buy beer there. I've never seen a 7-11 that didn't attract drunks. We don't need that in this neighborhood.


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Posted by another mom
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I agree with Daniel - I have lived in this devlopment for 16+ years and have seen a rise in crime in the valero gas station shopping center. And Valero has always been a hang out for teens -- I for one don't want to make it even more attractive for teens and invite more hold-ups so close to the elementary school and peoples homes!


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Posted by Paul Aguire
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

Mom and others,

That gas station has been there ever since I moved here in 1968 and by various other names. Kids who buy alcohol are going to buy it where you currently buy it. Adding another car wash and 711 in the area is not going to impact that at all either way. These kids drinking and cauising trouble stems from one problem and one problem only........the parents and a complete lack of authority over their kids.

Regarding crime? Well the crime around here did not start to a huge degree until the population exploded and drugs became more prevalent. To late to close the barn door and we have had a significant change in the attitude of the police as well. They unfortunately are just punching the clock and doing their time until their next level promotion.


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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:47 pm

It would seem that people don't realize that we already have 7-11s in town. And that the Wal-Mart neighborhood market a couple hundred yards away sells beer all hours (except 2-6a). Also one of the 7-11s is 0.2 miles from HPMS. Where is all the outrage about the HPMS students buying beer and destroying the town? There are also two bars less than 0.2 miles from AVHS and about 0.2 miles from Alisal elemntary. There is also a Nob Hill grocery store that sells beer about 0.2 miles from PMS.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm

What racial/ethnic group consumes the most alcohol and drugs in Plutonia! just axing...

break it down...break it down

the sooner that shape up, the sooner you will have a civilized society.


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