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Domus is closing?!

Original post made by MainStreetDiva, Vintage Hills Elementary School, on Jul 22, 2008

Say it ain't so! The TriValley Herald is reporting that Domus is "quitting business" (something about the end of the lease). Are they moving elsewhere or just closing altogether? We love this store! Could Domus just be the latest victim of the high price of leases on Main Street?

I hope the downtown association doesn't allow another bank to take over that property, we need retail to keep people coming downtown in the evenings.

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Posted by Downtown
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 22, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Just FYI, The "PDA" Pleasanton Downtown Association has no jurisdiction regard what business can/might locate downtown. They are an organization responsible for running the downtown promotional events. Business recruitment falls under economic vitality I'm pretty sure, and to my knowledge there isn't any kind of coordinated effort to target or attract any specific type of business.

While the afformentioned downtown events that the PDA runs are great for the community at large to attend, they do little to help promote actual business downtown. In fact in many ways they do the opposite by closing streets to normal patrons and opening them to those who come to see the vendors in the middle of the street who don't pay those "high cost rents" that you are referring to...... There is little "business advantage" to being on Main Street.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 22, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Poor poor diva, you're gonna have to make you own formals now...poor baby babie barbie....whaaaaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaaa...

grow up shopper queen with big feet!


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Posted by MainStreetDiva
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 22, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Poor, confused Cholo! I'm flattered that you took time out of your busy election schedule to comnment. I think you're a bit out of touch--Domus doesn't sell clothing, and certainly not formals!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 22, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Poor poor divi...whaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaaaaaa...

Give divi some toilet paper to wipe off her nose....whaaaaaaaaa...

now divi gots to make her own gunny sack dresses...whaaaaaaaaaaa

My Presidential Platform: a formal in every pot!


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Posted by Rarely Go There...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2008 at 5:29 pm

I used to shop Main Street on a regular basis before it turned "preppy" and "trendy." The only business that brings me downtown anymore is Deans.

If I wanted trendy, I'd shop Stoneridge. Better yet, Stanford. What happened to the great hometown atmosphere of downtown? Today's downtown looks and acts like it was weaned on a pickle.


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Posted by chris
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

Hey, just for a plug, there is a wonderful little shop I love downtown called "Savvy Seconds", the people are wonderful and not pretentious as all! I love Savvy Seconds!!!!


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Posted by Jeannie
a resident of California Reflections
on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:00 am

Rarely Go there.... if you consider Stoneridge trendy you are smokin' something (worst mall in the Bay Area....)

If you want a one-horse town I suggest you move to podunk country. It's people like you who keep Pleasanton's reputation down and good businesses out because of this type of mantality.


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Posted by Rarely Go There...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:25 am

Jeannie;

Manality?

And FYI --it wasn't too long ago when Pleasanton (and the entire Tri-Valley for that matter) was thought of as a "one cow town."

I guess congestion, DINKs, and snippy people (much like the long present attitudes in San Mateo County) are considered reputable.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Beratlis Place
on Jul 23, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Pleasanton's local government targets retailers, resturaunts, and other businesses that have long business hours and are open on the weekends. The mayor herself has made calls to downtown landlords pleading them not to accept another bank...but what pleasanton really needs is an ordinance regarding rent control and what types of businesses are allowed on first floors on main street. think about it.


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Posted by spender not browser
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 26, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Domus was a victim of the browsers who think nothing of "shopping" downtown, getting the information on the product they want and then going online to try to find it cheaper. If you want a viable downtown then OPEN YOUR WALLETS. That includes the mayor who gives constant lip service to spending money downtown. However, not one merchant that I have met has any recollection of the mayor actually spending any money downtown.
The PDA is charged with bringing people downtown among other things. They do that. They cannot hold a gun to a person's head and force them to spend. When those who live here only want to walk around and browse, followed by actually shopping at WalMart, the PDA has no choice other than to try to attract people from other places. Those people may or may not spend money in the stores but it is pretty well known downtown that the people who live in Pleasanton don't, they just like living in a nice place with a quaint downtown.


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Posted by spender not browser
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 26, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Domus was a victim of the browsers who think nothing of "shopping" downtown, getting the information on the product they want and then going online to try to find it cheaper. If you want a viable downtown then OPEN YOUR WALLETS. That includes the mayor who gives constant lip service to spending money downtown. However, not one merchant that I have met has any recollection of the mayor actually spending any money downtown.
The PDA is charged with bringing people downtown among other things. They do that. They cannot hold a gun to a person's head and force them to spend. When those who live here only want to walk around and browse, followed by actually shopping at WalMart, the PDA has no choice other than to try to attract people from other places. Those people may or may not spend money in the stores but it is pretty well known downtown that the people who live in Pleasanton don't, they just like living in a nice place with a quaint downtown.


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Posted by Pleasanton Person
a resident of Mission Park
on Jul 26, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Spender not browser,

I guess we're all not as lucky to you - some of us consider price when we buy things (and no, I do not shop at Wal-Mart). But, if you're in business, you can't cry about it if you can't compete. And what exactly does Domus have to do with the Mayor?


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Posted by lulu
a resident of Rosepointe
on Jul 30, 2008 at 1:09 pm

I think we owe Domus and their owners/employees for the use of their public restroom and parking lot over the years. How many of you out there used the potty or parked while you were eating downtown and not ever bought a thing at Domus????? It's their lot and their bathroom and they were mighty generous over the years with their use.


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Posted by susy
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 30, 2008 at 1:11 pm

I hear we might get a two-story nail salon in Domus' spot?!? Any truth?


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Posted by Karen
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm

As the manager of Domus I can tell you we will not be closing at the end of July but whenever ALL the merchandise & fixtures are gone.

Thanks to all you loyal shoppers out there.


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Posted by sad shopper
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 30, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Thanks to Karen for letting us know about the real closing date. To lulu -- you are so right. All of us have imposed on Domus at one time or another to park or use the bathroom. I have no guilty conscience as my spending there has always been pretty regular. But for those of you who abused the priviledge, shame on you. Another nail salon or spa or botox studio is probably the only thing that will get the Pleasanton soccer moms to drop any cash. What a pity.


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