Marshalls plans $926,000 makeover for...

Marshalls plans $926,000 makeover for new store in Santa Cruz

There are 30 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Sep 7, 2010, titled Marshalls plans $926,000 makeover for new store in Santa Cruz. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Construction crews have begun work on a $926,000 project for discount retailer Marshalls at the former Circuit City store at 1664 Commercial Way.

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Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Sep 7, 2010
Marshalls. Hrmph.

Target! Target! Target! Target! Target!

/chant off
Reader remarks

Brisbane, CA

#2 Sep 7, 2010
Hooray..a new business and more jobs creating an uptick in the local economy added to the tax benefits!
Oakland

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Sep 7, 2010
Ugg. Now there's a model for Santa Cruz. Berkeley isn't working.
WHOOHOO

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Sep 7, 2010
YAY! We have TWO Ross stores and I've pined for a Marshalls to replace just one Ross location. Marshalls just has better stores, better quality. I welcome them to town with open arms.
Give Us A Discount

Albany, CA

#5 Sep 7, 2010
What we need is a Big Lots,
and a 99 Cent store which is like Dollar Tree but with more and better stuff.
steve

San Rafael, CA

#6 Sep 7, 2010
New dollar store opening at Rancho del Mar shopping center in Aptos.
The Scream

Aptos, CA

#8 Sep 7, 2010
Reader remarks wrote:
Hooray..a new business and more jobs creating an uptick in the local economy added to the tax benefits!
More retail is not going to get us out of the recession. We need to make more of what we buy.
Lucas

AOL

#9 Sep 7, 2010
Do the good people at Marshalls have any idea how much they will have to spend on loss control, shoplifting and security and how much the city and county councils hate the business community in this county?
jon

United States

#10 Sep 7, 2010
28,ooo sq ft completely gutted going to get a complete makeover for only $926,000 seems like a good deal

how come it costs 5-10 million to give a firehouse a makeover?

or 30 millon to makeover scotts valley middle school?
Lucas

AOL

#11 Sep 7, 2010
The Scream wrote:
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More retail is not going to get us out of the recession. We need to make more of what we buy.
Good point! Check this out. Made in the good ol' USA...

Lucas

AOL

#13 Sep 7, 2010
carpenter usa retired wrote:
Why was there no mention of this in the labor day story???
Marshalls, Dollar Stores...just more mexicans...
The Sentinel puts things into perspective so that you don't have to.
No brain

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 Sep 7, 2010
carpenter usa retired wrote:
Why was there no mention of this in the labor day story???
Marshalls, Dollar Stores...just more mexicans...
bitter, bitter, bitter.
Patti

United States

#15 Sep 7, 2010
TJ MAXX next!
just saying

Walnut Creek, CA

#16 Sep 7, 2010
I'm very happy to have a Marshalls, but would like locals to do most of the construction. Maybe if the politicians weren't so busy being politically correct they could enact a law of some sort saying that if you build here, you have to at least contact local companies so they can bid. I'd like to see us being business friendlier, but build in something to help the locals.
Nancy Dewees

Oakland, CA

#17 Sep 7, 2010
As a home owner, I to hire people from Fresno, as they show up, are a lot lower in price and are relilable. I always get estimates from local people, if they show up their prices are out of site.
Mark Johnston-Feltoni te

San Jose, CA

#18 Sep 7, 2010
WWWHHHYYY???? do we let outsiders come take our towns money?????.....any project over 100,000 bucks should have at least 50 percent local employees on job site at aalll times..........SIMPLE
Mark Johnston-Feltoni te

San Jose, CA

#19 Sep 7, 2010
jon wrote:
28,ooo sq ft completely gutted going to get a complete makeover for only $926,000 seems like a good deal
how come it costs 5-10 million to give a firehouse a makeover?
or 30 millon to makeover scotts valley middle school?
fffing local politics
ex driver

Monterey, CA

#20 Sep 7, 2010
I agree with the positives as expressed in the article EXCEPT for a requirement to force busineses to hire locals only. That is guaranteed to drive away business. And, construction is temporary employment.
The Scream is right that we should have manufacturing to support long term, local jobs.
Abraham

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Sep 7, 2010
I hope they hire local, legal workers at livable wages.
This would have been a good site for the Sheriffs or Fire department.
Close to the freeway and Soquel Dr as well as the hospital.
Could put the Bus yard here too.
Buy Local.
Buy local goods.
Mickey Mel

Courtland, CA

#23 Sep 8, 2010
Mark Johnston-Feltonite wrote:
WWWHHHYYY???? do we let outsiders come take our towns money?????.....any project over 100,000 bucks should have at least 50 percent local employees on job site at aalll times..........SIMPLE
Because it is a competitive world. If you were a business, would you hire jacked up union labor at $40-$45 an hour. Unions and union pensions are the reason why CA and the whole US economy are going down the tubes.

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