Saturday, October 14, 2006

Davis Going Big Box?

Interesting item here in the Sacramento Bee regarding an upcoming ballot measure in the City of Davis to amend that city's general plan to allow construction of a Target store.

Somebody needs to tell them how devastating not only our current Target store, but Montgomery Ward's in the same place earlier on, has been to Eureka and the county at large.

26 Comments:

At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have I missed something? How has Target been "devastating" to the area -- or are you being tongue-in-cheek?

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Fred said...

I take it you're new here?

 
At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you need to do is look at the full parking lot to know how 'devastaing' it is. :)

 
At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Fred, I'm not new to Humboldt County and I have no idea how "devastating" Target has been. Whatever do you mean? Or for that matter Monkey Wards before them. Explain it to me?!

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Fred said...

I was referring to you being a new visitor to this blog, otherwise you'd of known kinda what I'm about and realized I was being sarcastic. So now you know.

Thanks for screwing up my attempt at parody. :-)

 
At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, Fred -- but it wasn't your best effort. Now, if you'd thrown in something about seeing Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap in the store buying a push-up bra and an espresso maker I might have caught on.

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaitlin Soponi-Belknap the US Constitutional expert ?

 
At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaitlin who shops at Costco?

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger Fred said...

9:18 wrote, "if you'd thrown in something about seeing Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap in the store buying a push-up bra and an espresso maker I might have caught on.".

Then it might have been too obvious.

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and gee Fred, you forgot to mention Costco, KMart, Rite Aide, Sears...we get a new devastation everytime one of those Big Box stores comes in here and wrecks everything!

But at least we don't have to sue WalMart ($78Million)for forcing the natives to skip breaks or keep working off the clock!

Of course it was tongue in cheek newbie!

Big Box means any business that comes here from out of the area-except we like anybody that wants to take up space at the BayShore Mall and have no problem with General Growth's business ethics!

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger Fred said...

"you forgot to mention Costco, KMart, Rite Aide, Sears...we get a new devastation everytime one of those Big Box stores comes in here and wrecks everything!".

I know. The BASTARDS!

 
At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time Out/Back soon...

 
At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pot holes in the surrounding streets. A homeless service center. A school with a barbed wire fence. I don't remember any of those things when Montgomery Ward was there. Target has been great for Eureka, just as long as you don't live near it.

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the new "devastation" anytime the big boys come to town ? Get real you overly dramatic pile of dog vomit!

Maybe we should run Denny's out of the county too! MacDonalds? Burger King? Marie Calenders? Maybe wven UPS and Fed Ex, whoops we can't do that cause all the 215 growers use UPS and FedEx to ship their dope out of state!

 
At 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sears and Montgomery Wards, and JCPenney all qualify as big boxes, and have been here since time immemorial (well, ok, Wards and Penney's either died or left, just like Pay-N-Pak.) Who knows if Home Depot will be here in 30 years. But the building will be here, and someone else will move in. It's part of the ebb and flow.

Anybody with half a brain knows you need an anchor store for a project the size of Marina Center. It brings in business (read foot traffic) for all the smaller - probably local - shops.

Honestly, you'd think the end of the world loomed. It is just a building complex. Office space, business space.

Progress. For all you Progress-ives. It's a good thing.

IMHO

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You DO KNOW we were just kidding right? Lighten up Brian!

 
At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't kidding. I hate those potholes.

 
At 4:56 AM, Blogger Uncle Enore said...

Dog vomit?

Can one actually pile vomit of any sort?

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Point is: Eureka is still here we have a few shopping choices we didn't used to have. Also the corporate stores with the exception of KMart are teaching their employees something about customer service.

Daly's clerks were rude, Pierson's employees can be non existent or not know their stock. Yes, there are quite a few long time employees but there are others, even long timers who can't find things on their own shelves.

Its always nice to go out of town and happen upon a new restaurant or a Home Depot (we never have stepped into a WalMart, but you never know). Choices are good things.

If you don't like Home Depot don't shop there. Probably enough other folks like me though will keep them happy to stay in business. And with the extra 20-30% in my pocket I may even have enough to take my wife out to dinner once in awhile. Would be nice to have a Chipotle, Red Lobster, or Fresh Choice!

We like all the local restaurants too. Just can't afford to eat out that much.

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I hear somebody say Trader Joes????????????????????

 
At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't a Trader Joes be GREAT !

But I guess they would have to get the nod from Richard Salzman and Chirs Kerrigan first.

 
At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, wasn't it Kaitlin and Cobb shopping at K-Mart for a ring. Oh yeah it was..saw them at the jewelry counter some time back. Hey David - getting a KMART ring for the little lady - how extravagant!

 
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At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone been to Medford lately? It's a shoppers Mecca. Chain stores aplenty. And they have viable industry. Everyone seems to be doing fine and dandy.
Probably not much of a left wing influence I would believe. Southern Oregon University in Ashland is no Humboldt State. My niece received her degree there and will be working for one of the wineries in Sonoma County. Another case of growing up here and moving away to live.

 
At 6:55 PM, Anonymous mresquan said...

6:41,I really don't get your point here. If Medford was so viable then why did she leave there? Maybe because those retail jobs would never support her after having to pay back her student loans.Plus,can a winery in Sonoma pay a whole lot?I guess it depends on what you do there, but its probably worth doing that in comparison to staying there for retail work.Maybe you were being sarcastic,I don't know.

 
At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't called Dredford for nothing.

Come to think of it I left when I grew up too. I bet I know your niece!

 

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