Talks may save Bashas' market in Needles

Two weeks ago this small city was reeling from the news that its only market was going to close this month with the loss of 53 jobs and a lot more besides. Full Story
Needles

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#1 Mar 1, 2010
Sad for the people of Needles, but the reason for Needles (regional train stop/hub) left some thirty years ago and no other business or industry replaced it. Over the next 20-30 years, you will see many cities simply give up and disappear, mostly out in the desert.
read

San Bernardino, CA

#2 Mar 1, 2010
close the dump dirt people live there
Tonya Henderson

United States

#3 Mar 1, 2010
We Need stores like this one!
AndreaU8

La Quinta, CA

#4 Mar 1, 2010
You forget that people actually live out in Needles.
Needles disappearing

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#5 Mar 1, 2010
AndreaU8 wrote:
You forget that people actually live out in Needles.
Does that mean that Basha's has to stay even if they do so at a loss? And just how can the City "put something on the table"? Needles, when it had the train industry, was a fine City at its high point. It had one of the first natatorium (indoor pool)in the state and a fine community center, but that's it, and they were railroad built and run. It was railroad hub town, and now with little if any real business of its own because it never did. The only remaining businesses that are there, few at at that, are people support oriented, but most of the people have little income. And it cannot compete with the "build whatever you want attitude" of "no rules" AZ. Needles has been sliding into oblivion for years, first the rail-head jobs, more recently the hospital was downsized (will close someday) and next the major grocery store. There is plenty of shopping just across the river in AZ, not easy for some, mostly seniors, but it does exist.
JoeSchmo33

Riverside, CA

#6 Mar 1, 2010
read wrote:
close the dump dirt people live there
Pot calling the kettle black...especially coming from San Bernardino
Another Point of View

Golden Valley, AZ

#7 Mar 1, 2010
It is a wonderful store, and the employees are top notch! Our local news has reported that the City is looking into giving Bashas a discount on their utilities and taxes. Hopefully a resolution will be forth coming that will benefit all parties involved.

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