Dollar Tree plants roots in Vallejo

A new Dollar Tree store opened at Vallejo Corners near Target, Centro Properties Group announced this week. Read more
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ForBetterOrWorse

San Francisco, CA

#1 Aug 29, 2009
No thanks, I'll drive to Wallnut Creek

Keep trying, someday we will get a decent store for the middle income. But Vallejo can keep providing stores for the poor.
gmanicotti

Oakland, CA

#2 Aug 29, 2009
Yeah, thanks I'll pass...
Ever been to the one in Seafood Plaza ?
a socio-economic study gone completely wrong.....
True Grit

Vallejo, CA

#3 Aug 29, 2009
That's great for 20 locals to be employeed. However, To bad Super Walmart did land in vallejo. 100 plus employees and a lot of tax revenue for the city. Shame on vallejo council.
why not

Palo Alto, CA

#4 Aug 29, 2009
Vallejo will always be in poor shape until the criminals leave. Certain areas of SF were terrible until upstanding citizens moved in a pushed the riff raff out, take the Bernal Heights and Western Addition districts for example. Dollar Store just adds to the crappy image. Even Richmond has a real mall (that I won't step in unless I've got a Kevlar suit and a 9mm).
NotAgain

San Francisco, CA

#5 Aug 29, 2009
more trash from China
TGiS

Oakland, CA

#6 Aug 29, 2009
Dollar Tree Store ? Well, that's the Vallejos people can afford to go for LESS even hoodlums go there!
SayWhat

Petaluma, CA

#7 Aug 29, 2009
ForBetterOrWorse wrote:
No thanks, I'll drive to Wallnut Creek
Keep trying, someday we will get a decent store for the middle income. But Vallejo can keep providing stores for the poor.
The "Dollar Store" opening my not appeal to your purchasing needs but it does to the vast majority of Valljo citizens who are low to moderate income. see
www.MuniNetGuide.com
I agree that the Super WalMart would have been a perfect opportunity for the city. But it took only a few to disrupt that project. Now you have a big vacant commercial lot that is making the city ZERO DOLLARS in tax revenue.
Unfortunately, these same few citizens day dream about Vallejo being like Benecia. But since they can not afford to purchase a similar home in Benecia, they want to stop any perceived "Blue Collar" project from comming into Vallejo.
Vallejo will continue to run revenue losses if it sits by ideally waiting for Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Macys, Peets Coffee, Borders Books, PF Changs, Ruth Chris Steak House etc to move in.
Get real and work attracting business that WILL come to Vallejo. Once you begin to generate more tax revenue, attract businesses and job creation, than better retail will follow.
TGiS

Oakland, CA

#8 Aug 29, 2009
gmanicotti wrote:
Yeah, thanks I'll pass...
Ever been to the one in Seafood Plaza ?
a socio-economic study gone completely wrong.....
Ya, Seafood Store is always crowded as hell. Wrong location.
Sarcasm Intended

Vallejo, CA

#9 Aug 29, 2009
Wow. We really needed another dollar store because there weren't NEARLY enough! I just LOVE the trash (literal and figurative) that you find outside such stores (e.g., the discount store in Springstowne shopping center), and I really appreciate the GREAT product choice - where else can you get a wide variety of lead laden products from China? Way to go, Centro Properties Group. This move really sets a tone for future business in that shopping plaza.
shonuff

Oakland, CA

#10 Aug 29, 2009
..........this dollar tree is a poison oak
SayWhat

AOL

#11 Aug 29, 2009
Sarcasm Intended wrote:
Wow. We really needed another dollar store because there weren't NEARLY enough! I just LOVE the trash (literal and figurative) that you find outside such stores (e.g., the discount store in Springstowne shopping center), and I really appreciate the GREAT product choice - where else can you get a wide variety of lead laden products from China? Way to go, Centro Properties Group. This move really sets a tone for future business in that shopping plaza.
It is not Centro Properties fault, it is Vallejo's demographics. Do you think that Trader Joes or Whole Foods or Macys would not be here in an underserved city of 115,000 people if they could make money???.

If there was opportunity to make money in Vallejo they would be here in a New York minute.
ForBetterOrWorse

San Francisco, CA

#12 Aug 29, 2009
SayWhat wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not Centro Properties fault, it is Vallejo's demographics. Do you think that Trader Joes or Whole Foods or Macys would not be here in an underserved city of 115,000 people if they could make money???.
If there was opportunity to make money in Vallejo they would be here in a New York minute.
Vallejo is desperate. So the Dollar Tree is the best we can do. Very sad. Vallejo will not get any better, away from the ghetto image, unless we bring in better stores.

No big deal, I would never bring my family back to Vallejo with all the rude people and horrible stores. Our city council has failed in many areas.

But look at the bright side, Ex City Manager Joe TANNER is laughing all the way to the bank> He will be accepting $390,000 IN CASH for leaving Vallejo. I guess Vallejo is not in as bad of shape as they are telling you.
New to Vallejo

Vacaville, CA

#13 Aug 29, 2009
ForBetterOrWorse wrote:
No thanks, I'll drive to Wallnut Creek
Keep trying, someday we will get a decent store for the middle income. But Vallejo can keep providing stores for the poor.
OK, you go ahead and keep wasting gas driving to Walnut Creek.
Why shouldn't Vallejo provide these stores? I guess poor people don't need places to shop? Or a way to strech their dollars? Oh well, guess you're happy paying something like $2.00 for a 20-oz soda or juice instead of paying that price for 2 2-liters. I guess you don't care that somebody might need, say a bar of soap or some toilet paper, but the dollar store is all they can afford. You'd rather they pay jacked up prices than save themselves money? I'm sorry you are so offended by "poor people." Sorry everybody's not rich. But it is what it is, and you can keep on burning up gas to get away from "the poor people" while they keep streching those dollars and doing the best with what they have.
Tim

United States

#14 Aug 29, 2009
I'm a big fan of my local Dollar Tree. It's a good place for party supplies, gift bags, stuff for the classroom, etc. I think the challenge for Vallejo will be, like other shopping areas in the region, preventing theft and other crime.
New to Vallejo

Vacaville, CA

#15 Aug 29, 2009
Tim wrote:
I'm a big fan of my local Dollar Tree. It's a good place for party supplies, gift bags, stuff for the classroom, etc. I think the challenge for Vallejo will be, like other shopping areas in the region, preventing theft and other crime.
It is also a great place to save money on food and other stuff like cleaning supplies. I agree with your point about the challenge of preventing crimes. IMO, we should focus on that instead of trying to drive out something that is useful to people.
another Vallejo Parent

San Francisco, CA

#16 Aug 29, 2009
Tim wrote:
I'm a big fan of my local Dollar Tree. It's a good place for party supplies, gift bags, stuff for the classroom, etc. I think the challenge for Vallejo will be, like other shopping areas in the region, preventing theft and other crime.
Agreed, there are 99 cents stores in Concord, which has a Trader Joe's, and now Seafood City will have a new location in Concord.

more revenue for Vallejo, people who are against the Dollar Tree, are so anti-Vallejo. LOL
Tim

United States

#17 Aug 29, 2009
New to Vallejo wrote:
<quoted text> It is also a great place to save money on food and other stuff like cleaning supplies. I agree with your point about the challenge of preventing crimes. IMO, we should focus on that instead of trying to drive out something that is useful to people.
Yes. There needs to be plenty of loss prevention (security) people on hand, and strictly enforced rules regarding loitering. But then again, that last one sort of requires police officers...
nodollartree

Rodeo, CA

#18 Aug 29, 2009
To bad for Target Store. Too much competition for business.
Tim

United States

#19 Aug 29, 2009
another Vallejo Parent wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed, there are 99 cents stores in Concord, which has a Trader Joe's, and now Seafood City will have a new location in Concord.
more revenue for Vallejo, people who are against the Dollar Tree, are so anti-Vallejo. LOL
There are dollar/99 cent stores in every neighborhood. They don't automatically mean a blight-in-waiting.
God is Love

Sunnyvale, CA

#20 Aug 30, 2009
Its unfortunate that tax happy politicians and greedy business have so ruined the economy in California that all we can afford to shop at are junky depressing stores like this. How long before taxation and prices get so bad that Dollar Tree becomes one of the better stores to go to?

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