Marin Voice: Is Target a good fit for...

Marin Voice: Is Target a good fit for San Rafael?

There are 9 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Nov 8, 2010, titled Marin Voice: Is Target a good fit for San Rafael?. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

TARGET in San Rafael? Can we talk about this? While I'm a bit concerned that this feels like a done deal, I have to believe that this process we are about to embark on with the Planning Commission on Nov.

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Liz

Corte Madera, CA

#1 Nov 8, 2010
Nice article, but I wish the IJ had included the contact information of the person/place to whom concerned residence could send their opinions.
Yuck

San Rafael, CA

#2 Nov 8, 2010
In another attempt to toss their burden onto us, Target dumps their toxic waste in our landfills illegally. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

Target doesn't pay living wages therefor it is a lie to suggest that they bring any new jobs to an area.

It has been said that a company like WAL*MART (such as Target) costs taxpayers over $1557000000 per year.

The High Cost of Low Price http://www.walmartmovie.com/facts.php
jan G

AOL

#3 Nov 8, 2010
TO ANSW3ER THIS LADIES QUESTION, YES, TARGET IS A GOOD FIT FOR SAN RAFAEL.
I have lived, work,payed taxes in Marin county for over thirty years. I am a Senior who is low income. I shop in dollar tree to survive twice a month now.
Target may not be for the wealthy folks here in Marin county, San Rafael, but it sure will help those of us who are not going to your quoint little expensive shops,and lady, there are a lot of us in San Rafael and Marin Co. who are very low incomed.
You see, we are those who rent high priced rentals to do your service jobs all over this county.
I have shopped in United Markets and like them, but,,,I have food stamps or I could never afford that market. I never can afford Whole Foods,and even Safeway Market is high end for me.
Our newer Mi Pueblo Market is great, but they are also higher on many items. WE survive lady, on the community food bank on Fridays also. But that still leaves many items we will need, and with this economy crunch, the worst in my personal 66 years, we need a box store.
You may not, but thousands of us do, and I even have the hopes of getting work there, as it will be fairly close to my apartment.
So again, the answer is yes, for scores of us, Seniors, low income folks, Target, Walmart are needed here. You already have your STARBUCKS, in fact several, so you need to find out a bit more as a board member.
The foods may not be the fanciest, the clothing the "choiceist",the store has good ol bargains, like the Dollar Tree,and we need that to survive. You will still have plenty of "shops" for those who can afford them, and I am sure UNITED market will still have lots of customers,,,,, if Mi Pueblo did not blow them away, no one can! Hang in there United and smile,, I will for one, still be in there for your grand produce and many other specialty items with my food stamps!
jan G. San Rafael, CA. Age 66
free spender

San Rafael, CA

#4 Nov 8, 2010
Wasn't this the same woman complaining when Marinwood Farmers Market opened that it was "unfair" since Terra Linda doesn't need two farmers markets spaced so close together?

Hmm. Sounds like a greedy capitalist whining when more competition moves to town.

The answer to the question " Does San Rafael need a Target? " will be answered shortly by the FREE MARKET. My suggestion, is that she not shop there- just as I will never shop at the taxpayer subsidized Marin Farmer's Markets where local hucksters selling overpriced "organic" vegetables to naive Marin shoppers for years.

I resent self serving people like you telling me what "free choice" I am allowed to have.
Yuck

San Rafael, CA

#5 Nov 8, 2010
jan G wrote:
I am a Senior who is low income. I shop in dollar tree to survive twice a month now.
You are either senile or stupid because it has been shown that places that claim to have low prices such as Target and Walwart do not. Why you buy their marketing slogans I do not know, buyer beware. I am very curious though. You say you shop at dollar tree in order to survive. May I ask what it is you buy there? I ask because I bet you can get more sustainable items for less money elsewhere, including at "premium" markets.
The Real Story

San Rafael, CA

#6 Nov 8, 2010
Actually most of the independent vendors at farmers markets don't pay for business licenses.

Since: Oct 09

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#7 Nov 9, 2010
Yuck wrote:
In another attempt to toss their burden onto us, Target dumps their toxic waste in our landfills illegally. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...
Target doesn't pay living wages therefor it is a lie to suggest that they bring any new jobs to an area.
It has been said that a company like WAL*MART (such as Target) costs taxpayers over $1557000000 per year.
The High Cost of Low Price http://www.walmartmovie.com/facts.php
Good summation.

Hey Target shoppers: You can shop online at Target 24/7 so you have no reason to force our society to house your junk store addiction. If you really want to "save money" leave your expensive auto parked and boot up your computer.
Janet Damnit

Los Gatos, CA

#8 Nov 10, 2010
I don't see this working. The Novato Target is in a big mall which includes a Costco and the mall is right off the highway. This proposal is way off the mark and I have a hunch it is just Target trying to get its rocks off. I say we do like Vermont. Target is not worthy, it is a very bad corporation. Second only to mal*mart. So no. No way. We don't want San Rafael to be milked by Target.
Janet Damnit

Los Gatos, CA

#9 Nov 10, 2010
Add me to the list of people that thinks Jan G is on Target's payroll.

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