Originally Posted by ozone
All I have to say is good luck getting the LPCA
to accept that. I think it will much harder than Target was but I could be
completely wrong. Is there really is a need for a larger Raley's in that
You know, the LPCA should actually be credited with what happened to the
Target. They were all up in Target's business as soon as they announced a
couple changes were coming to the store. And I mean changes, because
Target was not at all looking to completely overhaul the store. In fact, they
were going to remove the gardening center - LPCA fought that. They were
going to dress up the store a bit - LPCA came up with a host of
recommendations. I would presume LPCA got Councilman Fong involved,
and really made Target take a "big picture" look at their store, and the
result sounds awesome.
I think you can count on the same action/reaction to Raley's. The issue has
always been the nightmarish swath of parking that fronts the street. I'm
completely guessing here - but I would bet money that we'll see something
that addresses the street (Freeport). Something akin to Oto's, also on
Freeport, but on a much larger scale.
And to cite the recent Mercy expansion in relation to Raley's expansion -
obviously there's a need for a greater capacity... otherwise they simply
wouldn't do it.