No bankruptcy on ideas

No bankruptcy on ideas

There are 21 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Apr 10, 2010, titled No bankruptcy on ideas. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Every time I drive by the deserted Mervyn's shopping center, I visualize it as a wonderful location for a Trader Joe's market.

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gun metal blue

Vallejo, CA

#1 Apr 10, 2010
if any good restrants would come here, it would also be a good location for that.
john

Vallejo, CA

#2 Apr 10, 2010
that area is NOT deserted, There are "residents" there - low & no income kind of folks!
knows jack

Vallejo, CA

#3 Apr 10, 2010
this is an excellent location for the thugs in sereno village to rob people in the parking lot.
For a Better Vallejo

Brisbane, CA

#4 Apr 10, 2010
people, please, this is why Vallejo residents are looked at from the outside as "re-tards" This area of Vallejo is a dive, pit, low income, section 8, homeless area. The store that was here before was a victim of many crimes every week. Across the street is a section 8 low income village full of criminals who love to run across the street and rip off customers and the stores.

Once Trader Joes finds this out, they will not want to put their employees through this or want to bother with such a problem area.

Face it, Vallejo is a bankrupt city with no turn around in sight for at least 10 years. Thank you Vallejo city council and VIB

We will make sure everyone knows the real truth about Vallejo.
Straight Truth

San Francisco, CA

#5 Apr 10, 2010
Trader Joes would never set up shop there.

That is a bad area of town.

They would probably be looking at the shopping center by the theatre
Benician

Sunnyvale, CA

#6 Apr 10, 2010
NO, Trader Joe's move to Sonoma Blvd? I hope they have the funds for security and their own police. It won't work.

The people in Vallejo who would shop at Trader Joe's don't even enroll their kids in Vallejo School District.
GEE

San Ramon, CA

#7 Apr 10, 2010
For a Better Vallejo wrote:
We will make sure everyone knows the real truth about Vallejo.
...and you are "For a Better Vallejo"?...preciate your support!

My initial thoughts also included the Mervyn's location. Parking would be great, as well as access to public transportation and the 29 corridor, however the building alone is too large for a TJ's or any other small retailer.

Someone mentioned a restaurant. How big do you want that thing to be? This large space would be appropriate for a food court serving 100's, or could function as a mess hall on an Army Base.
No, this site does not feel right for the likes of a TJ's who loves to get tucked in with other already thriving shops and hereby benefits from the established traffic without having to spend much on advertising.

We are all thinking and getting involved though. That in-it-self an achievement for Vallejo!
The Historian

Oakland, CA

#8 Apr 10, 2010
This IS a great town. The problem is that we are stuck with a city government populated by bureaucrats who are bereft of ideas and have no motivation to make ours a better community. City government is the problem and is incapable of being the solution. Without dynamic, intelligent and creative city leadership our community suffers and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future.
Hung Phat

Big Sur, CA

#9 Apr 10, 2010
For a Better Vallejo wrote:
people, please, this is why Vallejo residents are looked at from the outside as "re-tards" This area of Vallejo is a dive, pit, low income, section 8, homeless area. The store that was here before was a victim of many crimes every week. Across the street is a section 8 low income village full of criminals who love to run across the street and rip off customers and the stores.
Once Trader Joes finds this out, they will not want to put their employees through this or want to bother with such a problem area.
Face it, Vallejo is a bankrupt city with no turn around in sight for at least 10 years. Thank you Vallejo city council and VIB
We will make sure everyone knows the real truth about Vallejo.
Are you a cop or firefighter?....either way....you stink!
The Sweede

Vallejo, CA

#10 Apr 10, 2010
Hung--you may not like what Better Vallejo says, but it IS the truth. Before Mervyns closed at many people were robbed there. I remember the helicopters and police reports. TJs would better suited in a different and smaller location.

If they do come to Vallejo, they will probably go up where the yuppies congregate on corporation heights across 80-even so people are still robbed in Costco parking lot.
GEE

San Ramon, CA

#11 Apr 10, 2010
The Historian wrote:
This IS a great town. The problem is that we are stuck with a city government populated by bureaucrats who are bereft of ideas and have no motivation to make ours a better community. City government is the problem and is incapable of being the solution. Without dynamic, intelligent and creative city leadership our community suffers and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future.
I agree with you. Until recently Vallejo's residents have not been challenged nor "listened" to by the people a few of us have elected. From my 18 years in Vallejo, I am hard pressed to name a council person or city official who stands out and/or has brought much to Vallejo, job and quality of life wise.

As a taxpayer, the fork-it-over sucker or die one, who will undoubtedly be additionally squeezed in the future, I resent the notion I have to give further without improving our situation. Yes, I am willing to become physically involved since I am fresh out of funds, however I wonder if my offer would even be taken seriously by City Hall.
Blurred Vision

Aptos, CA

#12 Apr 10, 2010
HAVE THE COURAGE TO SEE BEYOND THE PAST

Rethink, revitalize, and rebuild. Start at the waterfront move East. TJ's would be nice, but the only way to bring Vallejo out of this ice age is to shake this tree hard enough to make all of the spoiled fruit drop from it's limbs and working to cultivate next seasons' crop. Our neighbors (AM Cyn) are already reaping the benefits of their hard work.

BK HAS NOT SOLVED ANYTHING! Only our thieves and fools are happy to see this city floundering like it is.

Please stop hanging our city's future on hopes that our leaderless city government will solve our problems.
For a Better Vallejo

Brisbane, CA

#13 Apr 10, 2010
GEE wrote:
<quoted text>
...and you are "For a Better Vallejo"?...preciate your support!
My initial thoughts also included the Mervyn's location. Parking would be great, as well as access to public transportation and the 29 corridor, however the building alone is too large for a TJ's or any other small retailer.
Someone mentioned a restaurant. How big do you want that thing to be? This large space would be appropriate for a food court serving 100's, or could function as a mess hall on an Army Base.
No, this site does not feel right for the likes of a TJ's who loves to get tucked in with other already thriving shops and hereby benefits from the established traffic without having to spend much on advertising.
We are all thinking and getting involved though. That in-it-self an achievement for Vallejo!
Look, if you are going to bring in a business to this lot, you have to bring in a business that will fit the area. Trador Joe will not. Now, a night club for 18 and up would be perfect. Good parking, not in a residential area,(we will not count the section 8 apts) and Vallejo desperately needs a young club hang out. All other big cities have them for their youth.
GEE

San Ramon, CA

#14 Apr 10, 2010
For a Better Vallejo wrote:
<quoted text>
Look, if you are going to bring in a business to this lot, you have to bring in a business that will fit the area. Trador Joe will not. Now, a night club for 18 and up would be perfect. Good parking, not in a residential area,(we will not count the section 8 apts) and Vallejo desperately needs a young club hang out. All other big cities have them for their youth.
I am with you. The property is NOT suited for a Trader Joe's or any other grocery store. I thought my statement was clear on that.

I am in support of a Night Club, as you suggested, that is not located within an immediate residential neighborhood or down town. At almost 53.000 sq. feet it could include a restaurant/bar, a huge dance floor as well as a stage for band performances, theater productions, etc.
Good suggestion.
Truth B Told

AOL

#15 Apr 10, 2010
LOL a nightclub for youth at the ol Mervy's spot ?????????? bring out the body wagon's NUFF SAID ! These are not average teen's here in the V , they have to have a side show then run into a few building's then knock down a few light pole's then rob the food basket store then end up in Kaiser before they get back to the crib. Thats how it is and thats the way it isssssssssssssss HUHHHHHHHHHHH :)
GEE

San Ramon, CA

#16 Apr 10, 2010
Truth B Told wrote:
LOL a nightclub for youth at the ol Mervy's spot ?????????? bring out the body wagon's NUFF SAID ! These are not average teen's here in the V , they have to have a side show then run into a few building's then knock down a few light pole's then rob the food basket store then end up in Kaiser before they get back to the crib. Thats how it is and thats the way it isssssssssssssss HUHHHHHHHHHHH :)
Well, not exactly "Youth/Teen" more like young adults. Where would you like this type of entertainment to be located at, if at all?:)...besides juvenile hall?

Thanks for bringing up the always popular side show venue. If they have not had a location for this stupidity, they do now!
Repeat

United States

#17 Apr 10, 2010
For a Better Vallejo wrote:
people, please, this is why Vallejo residents are looked at from the outside as "re-tards" This area of Vallejo is a dive, pit, low income, section 8, homeless area. The store that was here before was a victim of many crimes every week. Across the street is a section 8 low income village full of criminals who love to run across the street and rip off customers and the stores.
Once Trader Joes finds this out, they will not want to put their employees through this or want to bother with such a problem area.
Face it, Vallejo is a bankrupt city with no turn around in sight for at least 10 years. Thank you Vallejo city council and VIB
We will make sure everyone knows the real truth about Vallejo.
You write and sound just like that idiot "I See Dumb People". Are you that particular idiot or a new one?

“Learn From Your Mistakes!”

Since: Oct 09

Vallejo

#18 Apr 10, 2010
Night club? Let's roll the tape back several months to the party at the Elks club.
RIght. THAT went well.
Actually a night club could be a lot of fun, but the current crop of kids bring guns, side shows, and gang issues to the event.
Whatever happened to dancing, partying, and then going home?
Any venue like this would need a LOT of security, and armed, too.
That, and last drink served at 10:00 and doors closing by midnight.
None of this drinking until 02:00 stuff.
We don't have the police force to deal with a crowd of this size, period.
follow the money

United States

#19 Apr 10, 2010
lady, real stores do surveys of areas that they " might " be interested in. if you did a survey of this bankrupt town full of section 8, homeless,illegal aliens, child molesters, rudderless politicans, and an ever hungry union what do you would be the result of such a survey ?
For a Better Vallejo

Brisbane, CA

#20 Apr 10, 2010
GEE wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, not exactly "Youth/Teen" more like young adults. Where would you like this type of entertainment to be located at, if at all?:)...besides juvenile hall?
Thanks for bringing up the always popular side show venue. If they have not had a location for this stupidity, they do now!
Vallejo teens already go to other cities to attend 18 and up clubs. Big money and something for our kids to do locally.

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