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Beer, wine garden on tap before Planning Commission tonight

Original post made on Aug 27, 2014

A picturesque two story building on lower Main Street that was built in 1938 as an upscale family home is about to become a beer and wine bar, the latest of a long series of changed uses over the years.

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Posted by jaycee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 8:42 am

This sounds fantastic! Sounds like a nice casual atmosphere and I love the house/venue. So homey! It will also bring more people to that end of town. I don't think most people mind parking wherever they can find a spot and walking to where they want to go.


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Posted by Michael L.
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Aug 27, 2014 at 8:51 am

This is a great idea. We need more hangouts. No more banks. I walk to downtown so parking isn't a problem.


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Posted by P-town Gal
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

Yay! Anything but another bank! Loosen up PDA! Parking will always be an issue downtown, especially with Barone's Thursday night cougar event!


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Posted by Alan and Betty
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 27, 2014 at 8:59 am

I only wish I thought of this first. We outfitted our back yard with various stone and art from Serenity and always thought that back patio and location just SCREAMED out for a more festive, lively entertainment venue. I can't imagine noise being an issue as there are no immediate neighbors and parking shouldn't be that bad either. Bringing the interior up to code for a restaurant/bar might be the only real expense for the owners but if they can get the go ahead from the Planning Commission we'll be there opening night and many more!


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Sounds like a great use for a rare piece of property. Can't wait to hoist a few on the patio....


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Posted by looking forward to it
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:37 am

Let's hope it draws a much classier crown than Redcoats. We don't need more shootings and drunks mugging their cab drivers. As for Barone's and the cougar crowd -- what a joke. The last time I went into Main Street Brewery I was treated as if being an occasional visitor, rather than one of the regulars, I should just go away. I did and I'll stay away. This place has real potential.


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Posted by Love it!
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

This is a great idea! Time more Ptown to get some more interesting dining/outing attractions! Everyone is going to Livermore! Let's keep Pleasanton fun with casual places to gather together!


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Posted by Annie M
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

Wonderful idea and a great way to get more people down on that end of Main St. Looking forward to it! And so glad it's not a bank or another Italian restaurant!!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:03 am

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Posted by Furdog
a resident of Rosepointe
on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:12 am

Please show your support tonight by attending the Planning Commission meeting and voice your support. This will be a nice addition to our Downtown. This will be a completely differnt concept than Barone's, Redcoat's, Main Street Brewery, etc.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

Great idea. Hope this place is a success, since we now spend far more time in Livermore than in Pleasanton. Will be nice to have a local option.


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Posted by Dinae
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

BEST IDEA EVER !!!


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Posted by InTotalSupport
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

LOVE this idea. Ptown Downtown needs this. Something different other than a million banks and Italian restaurants. This is a creative, unique concept that will do very well. The planning commission needs to have their next informal meeting on a Thursday night in downtown Livermore to see what Pleasanton residents want in their downtown. Livermore downtown has it right (Thursday night Farmers Market, casual bands playing in front of Sauced, Creme ice creamery with an attached party room, great night life, a variety of restaurants, Vine theatre, fountains for kids to run through). Livermore downtown has it all. Come up, Pleasanton, step up to the times. Ptown residents are heading to Livermore for dinner and entertainment instead of downtown Ptown. It shouldn't be like that.


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Posted by Paul sez yea!
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

Do it! The back courtyard will be awesome both day and nighttime!


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Posted by insert uber-patriot nom de plume here...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

The McKay's are awesome folks!

Their proposed establishment will be a very welcome addition to a dreary downtown.


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Posted by Alice
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:06 am

This sounds fantastic! Looking forward to this new addition to our downtown. It is definitely needed.


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Posted by Nosy Neighbors
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:12 am

Nosy Neighbors is a registered user.

This seems to be one of the more unifying concepts and posts all year.

Fifteen posts and not a single mention or blame towards Obama, the Teachers Unions, BART or any other left/right wing agenda and even Cholo seems pleased.

From what I hear the McKays are indeed just the kind of people to be entrusted to opening a stylish, upscale and unique adult establishment downtown and I cannot wait to support their hard work and taste the results.

Cheers!


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Posted by Inge
a resident of Rosewood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

Great idea! A casual place and one to anchor that end of Main Street - yes, yes, yes!


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Posted by Karen
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:46 pm

This sounds like a terrific use of that space! I look forward to walking down to enjoy the ambiance, a beer and hopefully some healthy food!


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Posted by member
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Yippee! This sounds like exactly what we need downtown, a place that's not pizza or Italian, casual, yet yummy. Please approve this project! Downtown Livermore has the vibe that we should've approved for downtown Ptown, so this is a step in the right direction. And please, offer some healthy salad choices not just sausages and pretzels and fried food [removed]


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Posted by Don't dog Redcoats
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

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Posted by Larry & Linda
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I hope Pleasanton realizes that it takes a village... to build a thriving community, and the McKay's dream is part of creating a prosperous downtown.
Barbara & Josh will be an awesome addition to the Macer Family Building.
Build it and they will come!!!
See you at the opening!
Linda & Larry
Serenity Stoneworks


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Posted by Hurrah
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Great news!!! Hope they can open soon!


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Posted by Yay!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Let's face it Pleasanton, we are getting our butts kicked by downtown Livermore! Go to the new downtown area any night of the week and there are tons of families and singles out enjoying their evenings....and spending their money!! Our planning commission is so uptight and mismanaged that we are in significant decline compared to where we could be if they actually approved things like the proposed beer garden!


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Posted by Molly
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Wonderful idea, downtown Ptown needs an upbeat, classy place to enjoy our beautiful town and weather. Let's support our hometown people (raised in Pleasanton, soccer star, Foothill Grad) who want improve the quality of downtown by adding something new, creative and fun. Come on City Council vote yes.


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Posted by Lessismore
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Looking forward to have a drink Beer, wine garden.

Now if we only had a good Beer, wine garden that we have a stogie at all would be good.

Plus outdoor fire pit


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Posted by Nate Silver
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Hmmmm ... just wondering how many of these posts is by the same person? My guess? Maybe 23 out of 25.


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Posted by Dave & Bill
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Great idea. After the veterans have their meeting they also can join in for a couple libations. Never met a Vet who doesn't enjoy to hoist a couple. Final Final member.


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Posted by Progressive Vegetarianism Utopianism is also a disease...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

Boy, all this hard work of making up names and neighborhoods, posting from the Library, my home, office and from a Starbucks just to have Nate Silver figure out my scheme.

I'm sorry that since The Pastime has closed Nate has nowhere to go during the day but methinks (all 25 of me...tee hee!) that this is STILL a good idea.

Any reports from the planning Commission meeting last night? I couldn't find enough disguises to bring to change identities every 15 minutes so I stayed home.


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Posted by Ngo Par King
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

Sounds like a great addition to downtown. However, the City Council and the Pleasanton Downtown Association will keep sidestepping the parking issue, as they always do. One of the chief reason that downtown businesses struggle is that the parking situation sucks. It's sucked for two decades, and it just keeps getting worse. Hence, downtown Livermore continues to kick downtown Pleasanton's butt. Maybe the Pleasanton Chamber PAC,the Downtown Association, and the Pleasanton Weekly should be less involved in getting left wing-nuts like the former Hippy Mayor and Councilwoman Cook-Kallio elected, and more involved with getting a downtown parking structure built.


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Posted by Freds and Bobs and Suzies
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

Actually, there are software programs you can download for free that change your IP number every time you post. No need to travel to the library!

Signed, Fred/Bob/Suzy/Pete/Yay!/Wowee!/Yes!/It's about time!/Ted/Steve/et. al.


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Posted by Eric
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Sounds like a great idea. As two others have commented, glad it's not another bank and I hope it's not full of Red Coats dwellers.


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Posted by George
a resident of West of Foothill
on Aug 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

I always thought this location and unique house would make a great restaurant. I hope the city approves this plan. It will be a destination spot in the Tri-Valley.


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