Winco a no-go for Vallejo

Winco a no-go for Vallejo

There are 9 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Jun 1, 2013, titled Winco a no-go for Vallejo. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

In a letter sent to City Manager Dan Keen, the firm's Director of Real Estate, Mark Lavin wrote, "the budget for the project has increased to the point where it no longer makes financial sense." The letter goes on to say that company officials "delivered a Notice of Termination of our Purchase and Sale Agreement with Vallejo Elks Lodge 559." WinCo ... (more)

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Since: Aug 10

South San Francisco, CA

#1 Jun 5, 2013
I guess Jer the Wussy Whiner must have had a problem with this subject too.

Since: Aug 10

South San Francisco, CA

#2 Jun 5, 2013
I went by there today and realized that there is a Safeway right next to the property. Something tells me that the UFCW was behind these lawsuits.
Better Vallejo

Vallejo, CA

#3 Jun 5, 2013
The same red tape and over budget tactic was used to block the entry of big businesses like Walmart, Bechtel LNG, Anhauser Busch Brewery, Solano Mall, etc. Vallejo went bankrupt because of its anti-business attitude and that tradition is really hurting our city. What used to be The Mare Island Shipyard is now The Mare Island Graveyard, a ghastly collection of abandoned and neglected industrial facility that once employed over 10,000 workers. Sad!
annoymous

Vacaville, CA

#4 Jun 5, 2013
Better Vallejo wrote:
The same red tape and over budget tactic was used to block the entry of big businesses like Walmart, Bechtel LNG, Anhauser Busch Brewery, Solano Mall, etc. Vallejo went bankrupt because of its anti-business attitude and that tradition is really hurting our city. What used to be The Mare Island Shipyard is now The Mare Island Graveyard, a ghastly collection of abandoned and neglected industrial facility that once employed over 10,000 workers. Sad!
Looks like spin season is here. Solano Mall? Wow! That was what, 35 years ago? Ship yard out by federal demand in 1996. LNG now banned for safety reasons anywhere near a population center. Anti-business. What a joke! After the great recession it was the POA in particular who would not come to the table. Even firefighters with Chief Henke gave up some. CAMP and POA, No Way Jose. Industrial jobs? Thank NAFTA for that. WalMart? They saw the economy changing, stopped building a store on every other block, canned their CEO who followed that practice, and have now moved into neighborhood stores. Why, one of them is even opening next month right here in river city. Well, say Vallejo is anti business enough times and some one will start to buy into it. Just don't ask the new businesses on Mare Island with over 2,000 employees on it now to accept that.
Salame Joe

Vallejo, CA

#5 Jun 5, 2013
annoymous wrote:
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Looks like spin season is here. Solano Mall? Wow! That was what, 35 years ago? Ship yard out by federal demand in 1996. LNG now banned for safety reasons anywhere near a population center. Anti-business. What a joke! After the great recession it was the POA in particular who would not come to the table. Even firefighters with Chief Henke gave up some. CAMP and POA, No Way Jose. Industrial jobs? Thank NAFTA for that. WalMart? They saw the economy changing, stopped building a store on every other block, canned their CEO who followed that practice, and have now moved into neighborhood stores. Why, one of them is even opening next month right here in river city. Well, say Vallejo is anti business enough times and some one will start to buy into it. Just don't ask the new businesses on Mare Island with over 2,000 employees on it now to accept that.
You make it sound like Mare Island is on the move with jobs. Baloney!! There has been around 2000 employees even before Lennar took over. The Forest Service, Touro, and several big businesses were already there, jobs growth has been flat for over 16 years. Businesses and jobs come and go, even more are leaving or planning to leave because they took the railroad off Mare Island. Didn't one steel company recently move to Benicia? And I don't imagine Alstom will hang around much longer without rail service, they are rail dependent.
Anonymous is Schively

Stockton, CA

#7 Jun 5, 2013
I heard Kurshan say he"d piss on her grave.
mockingbird

Vallejo, CA

#8 Jun 5, 2013
FOTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!! what? i thought you said mockingbird is joanne. LOL.
voters crushed schivley

Vallejo, CA

#9 Jun 5, 2013
we should all be grateful that the voters of this fine city said "NO WAY!", emphatically, to the notion of joanne schivley as mayor.
The Grocery Police

Alamo, CA

#11 Jun 5, 2013
Winco will not build in Vallejo because it fears competition from all the new Wal*Mart grocery stores being built in Solano County.

You WILL shop at Wal*Mart Grocery centers and you WILL like it!

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