I take extreme exception with your description of the "under-performing" shopping center. It is not under-performing!
All businesses have lost their leases and the center is a ghost town. We can see the writing on the wall. This has been planned for years. The Encore dance lost their lease years ago for what reason? Then the blood bank took the space and now they are gone.
Encore had a extremely wonderful costume rental department that we all sorely miss. Did you know that the owners had to sell all of the precious costumes as they had no space in their other store in Walnut Creek? So sad.
No, this center was always busy and vibrant. This is all calculated by owners and/or developers. I especially miss my personal liquor store for a quick bottle of wine and the dear owner, Benny.
Call it what you want, progress or greed, but please never call it "under-performing. That is an insult to the many businesses that have served us well.
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