Vacaville's Nut Tree complex sold to Dallas-based firm

Dec 8, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Reporter

The Nut Tree complex has been sold again, this time to Dunhill Partners, a Dallas-based commercial real estate brokerage and investment firm that owns more than 30 shopping centers, most of them in Texas.

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Sarge

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Dec 8, 2012
 
So here we go again! More empty promises of a special center that will never materialize

“Justice always prevails”

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At least there is a small chance the nut tree could be saved, a better chance than with the previous owner.

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OK, I've been gone for a while but...

What happened to the "world class" complex promised by former Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine which included upscale retail facilities, fabulous restaurants, a major conference facility and condos plus a world class golf course?(I wouldn't call Fentons, Buffalo Wild Wings or Rubios to be "world class" let alone fabulous.

Of course, we can also ask, whatever happened to the Wooze(sp) and the Lagoon Valley water park?

Why was the city so anxious to sell off the ball park to Yuba City/Marysville?

Are these facilities just victims of a poor economy or were they built to be tax write-offs by devious developers?

Finally, each and every major developer has a supply of cash for "political action committee" work. Which of our illustrious politicians, both past and present, are living high off the hog because of generous donations?

This should teach each and every one of us to be weary of whom we vote for in the future.
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Fred in Vacaville wrote:
OK, I've been gone for a while but...
What happened to the "world class" complex promised by former Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine which included upscale retail facilities, fabulous restaurants, a major conference facility and condos plus a world class golf course?(I wouldn't call Fentons, Buffalo Wild Wings or Rubios to be "world class" let alone fabulous.
Of course, we can also ask, whatever happened to the Wooze(sp) and the Lagoon Valley water park?
Why was the city so anxious to sell off the ball park to Yuba City/Marysville?
Are these facilities just victims of a poor economy or were they built to be tax write-offs by devious developers?
Finally, each and every major developer has a supply of cash for "political action committee" work. Which of our illustrious politicians, both past and present, are living high off the hog because of generous donations?
This should teach each and every one of us to be weary of whom we vote for in the future.
Off topic Jer-Jer.
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Dec 8, 2012
 
Actually not off topic, the disappointment with allowing greedy developers is obvious with the nut tree. The city was duped and hopefully they are smarter tihis time around, but original management is still running the show, so I'm just saying until they do something with the old guard nothing much is going to change
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Being bought by a Dallas based group should not give us much hope for the center... Didn't a Dallas based group buy The Reporter? It went from a decent small town paper to a worthless untimely rag...

Texas has never cared for California; it is a plot to ruin the state?

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A Thought wrote:
Being bought by a Dallas based group should not give us much hope for the center... Didn't a Dallas based group buy The Reporter? It went from a decent small town paper to a worthless untimely rag...
Texas has never cared for California; it is a plot to ruin the state?
The Vacaville Reporter was sold to the media conglomerate Media News Group out of Denver, Colorado. They also own several other Bay Area papers including those in Vallejo, Oakland, Concord and others.

The only these large firms are interested in is maximizing profits while cutting costs to the bone. In other words, unless the New Nut Tree makes it's sales goals within a certain amount of time as specified by the firm HQ in Dallas, they'll drop it like so many hot potatoes. Don't look for many improvements as these just add to the cost equation in an era when even corporations want something for nothing.

By the way,(and I will digress here). What the heck happened to the vineyard across the street from the mall? It was a nice addition and added a little class to Vacaville.

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They were removed.

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They were removed.
Were any reasons given? Last time I saw this vineyard, the vines looked like they were in pretty good health. I wouldn't put it past the management that the vines were torn out to save money.

This vineyard would have made a good teaching facility for a Solano Community College wine making program.

Lost opportunities.

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Rumor once heard the vines were intended to keep the crooks from running with ease to the car awaiting them at the freeway. The vines were in the way of workers putting in the grappy signs and such, so out they came. The goundskeepers don't want them back...............
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Fred in Vacaville wrote:
<quoted text>Were any reasons given? Last time I saw this vineyard, the vines looked like they were in pretty good health. I wouldn't put it past the management that the vines were torn out to save money.
This vineyard would have made a good teaching facility for a Solano Community College wine making program.
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Off friggen topic Freddie! Get ur chit together!
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Fred in Vacaville wrote:
<quoted text>Were any reasons given? Last time I saw this vineyard, the vines looked like they were in pretty good health. I wouldn't put it past the management that the vines were torn out to save money.
This vineyard would have made a good teaching facility for a Solano Community College wine making program.
Lost opportunities.
FinVV
Not sure why, but frankly until you mentioned it, I hadn't given it much thought. I was over there today at See's Candy getting my free chocolate. I'll ask next time I'm over there, maybe someone knows something.

BTW - Navy beat Army...again.
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Knowsalot wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure why, but frankly until you mentioned it, I hadn't given it much thought. I was over there today at See's Candy getting my free chocolate. I'll ask next time I'm over there, maybe someone knows something.
BTW - Navy beat Army...again.
I'm not sure you were there today at all. The free candy they were giving out this morning wasn't chocolate it was that sweet yuck they call "White" chocolate with a walnut and almond nougut; YUCKY! I got jipped.........
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<quoted text>I'm not sure you were there today at all. The free candy they were giving out this morning wasn't chocolate it was that sweet yuck they call "White" chocolate with a walnut and almond nougut; YUCKY! I got jipped.........
I got a caramel covered in milk chocolate and a Vanilla Nut Cream covered in milk chocolate. I guess when you actually buy something you get real chocolate. They must give the free loaders the junk.
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Knowsalot wrote:
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BTW - Navy beat Army...again.
Fandamntastic!
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Oh, and ur off topic.
Sarge

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Dec 9, 2012
 
So the new owner stated in his article today they are retaining the "professional" office staff. That is friking hilarious as both those women are nothing but a joke. This guy needs to spend some time observing their under handed tactics. Apparently he knows nothing about the nut tree history as he called it an amusement park in the 50 and 60's, it was never considered an amusement park. Another uninformed owner of this property!

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