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Another business closing in downtown

Original post made by Suz, Downtown, on Oct 15, 2012

First Domus, then Amelia's and now Cupid's Tooth. What small business will be next to close in downtown Pleasanton?

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Posted by Sweet Tooth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Nooo! Not Cupid's Tooth! My kids love that store :(

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Posted by Downtown Supporter
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Downtown still has a significantly lower vacancy rate than the majority of Pleasanton. There are amazing businesses in downtown...come & support them often & their doors will stay OPEN!

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Posted by Oh no
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

We loved cupid's tooth and supported it. So sorry to see it go. If that didn't work as an independent business it is sad because they obviously threw a lot of love at that place. So sorry.

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Posted by Tough Business To Be In
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

It is always sad to see a business fail. Cupid's Tooth had a tough row to hoe.. How many candy bars need to sell to offset all the costs of running a business?

When it opened, I said to my family that it wouldn't last. Yes, we like a candy now and then, but face it - most buy their candy at big box stores, supermarket impulse buy, convenience stores....

Sad to see them go, but it's about location, product, pricing, and Competition. They didn't have a chance.

I wish them well in their next endeavor. It was a novel concept.

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

3 more empty stores,great! I'll bet the banks. Massage parlors, and nail salons will be lining up to move in!! That domus parking lot makes a great spot for overnight parking for those RV's and taxi cabs that can't find room at the soon to be new Walmart at old nob hill. Hopefully the PDA wakes up and smells the coffee soon, anybody count how many massage parlors we have?? Too many!!

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Posted by Larry
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

Do any of you realize what the owners have lost, it is called everything. Question why they went out of business, usually it's not worth the effort to stay in business due to increasing taxes and regulations. But things are going better according to the government, or so said our white house resident clown Mr. Biden. Don't believe what you know, believe what the government tells you.

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

No foot traffic downtown. No reasons for families to walk around, no family style restaurants.
I go to Livermore catch a show walk with the family get an ice cream or a yogurt. Plenty of places to sit and people watch while enjoying our ice cream or coffee. Kids can run around in the open space. They even have a Toll House Cookie store.

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Posted by downtown shopper
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

It is sad to see another business closing downtown, makes it that much more important to shop local. I love Gourmet Works and their handmade chocolates, Berry Patch has a lot for kids and American Harvest is so unique. I love our shops downtown, let's try to keep them here!

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