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Sunnyvale, CA

Redevelopment of shopping center being studied

While I'm complaining about shopping and development in sunnyvale... Why can't the city come up with a better use of this corner? Another Safeway? There's one on Bernardo and another down El Camino near Wolfe. I don't think we need another one. I'd like to see some imagination for this key intersection in the city.  (Aug 21, 2008 | post #1)

Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale Town Center update

These plans still don't have any information for what's happening at town and country, on the north side of washington ave. Half of the buildings over there have been torn down, and the other half are literally starting to fall apart. Just look at the beams around the Round Table Pizza there - they are falling down. It's amazing they're letting people walk under there still. As for the town center, they've already got their anchor tenants - a hotel (with fancy swimming pool) and a movie theater. I'd like to see a whole foods, but I think there are plans already for another grocery store which hasn't been named yet.  (Aug 21, 2008 | post #6)

Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale downtown assocation leader has bold plans for area

I was surprised to read that so many cops are needed for St. Paddy's Day and the two beer stands Wyrick intends to sponsor. Seems like the pubs should foot that bill since that's where most people will be. I also hope that downtown SV doesn't become the virtual police state that downtown SJ is.  (Mar 5, 2008 | post #1)

Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale Town Center update

I'm excited about what's going on there now - it's great to see new buildings rising where the mall used to be. However, I am curious to see actual drawings or plans for the old Town & Country. I've read that it's going to be condos or retail/condos. But, no idea what it'll look like.  (Mar 3, 2008 | post #3)

Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale Town Center update

Why is there still no real detail on what's going on at the old town and country? It's mostly all bulldozed now. So what's coming?  (Feb 7, 2008 | post #1)

Sunnyvale, CA

Extension of the Bay Trail is set to begin

Did I read this correctly, that the trail between Shoreline and Baylands parks will be complete next spring (2009)? Whenever it's done, it'll be a great thing.  (Jan 2, 2008 | post #1)

Sunnyvale, CA

Review: Ariake Sushi

There's good sushi nearby in Mountain View, too. Tsunami Sushi on Castro is very decent, as is Sono Sushi.  (Dec 18, 2007 | post #4)

Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale's worst streets

Every day as I drive and bounce up and down Washington Ave between Mathilda and Pastoria, I wonder if there's any street more in need of re-paving in all of Sunnyvale. I also wonder about the tires and shocks on my car. What other streets are in terrible shape? What are the chances of getting them paved?  (Dec 13, 2007 | post #1)

Sunnyvale, CA

Town and Country a ghost town?

Interesting on Round Table. No offense to them, or to the pawn shop on the corner of Washington and Murphy, but it'd be nice to see a little turnover around downtown. Then again, with Haight Ashbury Music closing, where else will I find a crappy $500 trumpet or $200 accordion?  (Nov 20, 2007 | post #11)

Sunnyvale, CA

Town and Country a ghost town?

Great. I know that Sushi Maru moved to Milpitas. However, Thai Basil's owners seemed pretty unconcerned and are hunkering down in their space on Murphy Ave. It's sad to see the place empty, but an overhaul of that shopping center is long overdue. Just would be interesting to know what's going to be there in the future... I'm intending to check out the music sale this weekend - hoping their loss is my gain. :-)  (Nov 16, 2007 | post #8)

Sunnyvale, CA

Town and Country a ghost town?

Yeah, the city hasn't been great with dishing out info on what's going on there, as opposed to the mall/town center project. Would be great if the Sunnyvale Sun could dig in...  (Nov 14, 2007 | post #6)

Sunnyvale, CA

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect arrested in Gunn assault case

You're right, I saw the story in the Merc today: http://www.mercury news.com/ci_739243 1?nclick_check=1 Pretty shocking. As I said before, hopefully they got the right guy off the streets.  (Nov 7, 2007 | post #3)

Sunnyvale, CA

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect arrested in Gunn assault case

I really hope they have this guy off the street, but I'll admit to being skeptical that this pretty normal guy with not much of a background all of a sudden turns into a violent criminal. That's quite a leap. The arrest seems rushed to me, perhaps to calm a frightened community. I guess we'll see as the case comes together...  (Nov 6, 2007 | post #1)

Sunnyvale, CA

Mary Avenue Extension, Yes or No?

Who knows. But I do know a ton of people who use Mathilda from 280 and 85 via Saratoga/Sunnyvale Rd., who drive in from SF or the peninsula. So, giving us locals a good alternate and direct route into Moffett Park would be super, imho. Right now the only real viable alternative from west Sunnyvale or Mountain View is to go up to Ellis in Mountain View, and along the Moffett frontage road. It's a long roundabout...  (Oct 25, 2007 | post #15)

Sunnyvale, CA

Mary Avenue Extension, Yes or No?

I disagree - traffic is not good now between Mathilda and Moffett Park and is only going to get worse as the new towers and other buildings fill up. There's another new large building going up behind NetApp, and another near Yahoo. It won't be long until Mathilda is completely choked during am and pm rush-hours. I live in west Sunnyvale, and work in Moffett Park. As a resident I'd love to be opposed to this project but as someone who works here I'm having a hard time disagreeing with it (but am hoping it'll be done well, with bike lanes and ped access).  (Oct 23, 2007 | post #9)

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