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CarMax Auto Superstore coming to Pleasanton

Original post made on Feb 25, 2014

CarMax, Inc., the country's largest retailer of used cars, plans to build a CarMax Auto Superstore on a 20-acre site at I-580 and El Charro Road on Pleasanton's far northeast side.

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Posted by Festus
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2014 at 8:35 am

Everything sounds good except the 45-foot sign. Dublin started that cr*p -- bringing Los Angeles ways to the Tri-Valley. Now Pleasanton is joining in?


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Posted by John
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm

I could start by saying "Oh how I long for the days when that stretch of 580 seemed like a drive in the country." And that would be true, but what difference would it make? This kind of drab development along the freeway has been growing out there for decades. It is unremarkable, cluttered, and has no unifying structure or design, so that people arriving in our area find nothing distinctive about it. Also, one has to question the long stretch of automobile lots along this stretch. Smaller lots to the west are starting to be abandoned for larger ones to the east. It seems terribly wasteful, unless the unused lots are repurposed for something more interesting. Time will tell.


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Posted by Leland
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Feb 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Start making noises about building low income housing in the area and the riff-raff soon follows. I'd much rather see a Benz or BMW sales lot go up, but I guess that's so yesteryear.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 25, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

"In addition , the company does not use flags, balloons, inflatable gorillas or any other animal, placards in open car hoods, painted window lettering or other similar marketing techniques."

It's very disappointing that CarMax and the Pleasanton Planning Commission backed down from their original plans due to pressure from the anti-inflatable gorilla crowd. (Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm

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Posted by truth teller
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2014 at 9:25 pm

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Feb 26, 2014 at 12:14 am

That is extremely good news. You should check out the city budget to see how large the percentage of our city's money comes from the car dealerships along 580. If Fairland's test scores stay as crazy strong as they are, it's hard to argue that freeway development is blighting our neighborhoods. Fairlands is pretty strong. And these parks cost money.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 26, 2014 at 8:19 am

Sheesh! I make a joke about an inflatable gorillas and apparently the Pleasanton Weekly finds it to be offensive or in poor taste. That's enough for me. I'm no longer posting on this site. The censors here have gone completely overboard.


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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Feb 26, 2014 at 8:49 am

Continuation of the new San Frenando Valley-nization of the Tri-Valley. Brought to you by your bought and paid for Chamber of Commerce Councilmembers.


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Posted by Clapsaddle Sally
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

Sam,
You are correct. The PW staff has gone completely overboard on editing posts and deleting posts; especially if they are counter to their liberal politics, the crowd the PW hangs with, or their advertising base (e.g. realtors). Of course, that's the type of operations we have come to expect from the liberal media.


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Posted by Steve R
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 26, 2014 at 10:08 am

At least it will give all the local residents a alternative used car source. A alternative that removes the tedious back and forth negotiations and hopefully more transparency.


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Posted by Leland
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Feb 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

If censorship helps cut down the posts from all the riff-raff that has been invading my family and our neighbors over recent years, then I'm all for it.

What are people thinking? We know what the BART system has wrought upon us, don't people realize a pre-owned car emporium will do the same? Why are people so intent to slum it?


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Posted by Right wing nuts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Sally go shut down the government. Keep up the good work PW.


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Posted by car-to-the-max
a resident of Dublin
on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:05 am

car-to-the-max is a registered user.

Any updates on when CarMax is going to open in Pleasanton ?


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Posted by FrequentWalkerMiles
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm

FrequentWalkerMiles is a registered user.

Their website shows the hiring page added Pleasanton on 1/12 of this year. So....soon?

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This will be nice to have, I hate the drive to Modesto the few times I saw something I liked in their network.


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