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    The NEVERENDING Retail Development in the San Luis Obispo/Central Coast Area Thread

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    What is this SLO you speak of?
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    this is hilarious!

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    Quote Originally posted by urban19
    Madonna Plaza: Used to be one of the first lifestyle centers until the 1990s when they redeveloped it and tore out the smaller stores and movie theater and put in more big box stores.

    Irish Hills Plaza: Home Depot was the first retailer to go in and then Costco followed and then other retailers filled the center. The center now has full vacancy except one spot next to Heritage Oaks Bank. The homes near this shopping center are very nice too.

    The four big-box shopping centers in SLO are all in the south part of town off of Madonna Road or Los Osos Valley Road. Both have a tremendous amount of traffic and the Los Osos Valley Overchange needs to have the bridge widened because the fourth big-box center is expected to create more traffic. Unfortunately, the shopping center is going in before traffic improvements will occur. The city is need of money, so the city allowed that to happen. All of the big box centers do very well because they are in high traffic areas and college consumers help too.

    In Paso Robles, the Woodlands Plaza 2 saved a town in desperate need for cash revenue in the 1990s. It shut down K-Mart which had a bad location, but the Walmart center attracted JCPenney's and Kohl's and other retailers. Some argue it took away business from downtown, but I believe that's not true.

    Yes the shopping center company in the mall name annoys me too. Most lazy kids where I went to school in LA for a while would just call their mall "the Westfield Mall" versus calling it by it's actual name. I think even the former name of Shoppingtown sounded better.
    Posted yesterday. Moved to the SLO thread.
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    and this is without Macy's

    USAToday article says SLO the Happiest Town in America. Can you believe it? Oprah does...


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    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Happiest Town in the Whole USA is surrounded by lush hills that at this time of year are so intensely green, they practically sparkle. A refreshing breeze wafts in from the Pacific, just 10 miles away. There's no need for a car, since the downtown is infinitely walkable. And if you do drive, traffic jams are rare.

    The only apparent graffiti is a colorful 3-D mosaic of chewed gum plastered in an alleyway, a community-sanctioned oddity dubbed Bubblegum Alley. A construction worker says hello without a hint of lecherousness. An inscription on the courthouse clock counsels: Spend Time With Those You Love.

    Nobody smokes.


    http://travel.usatoday.com/destinati...SA-/45900412/1
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    Thanks for the article! My wife works at one of the boutiques mentioned in the article, betcha ya can't figure it out
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    The planner from SLO was at my facilitated session I did with TOFB - I was so tempted to throw in a Cyburbian reference

    Off-topic:
    we should have Cyburbian ribbons made to put on our name tags

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    The planner from SLO was at my facilitated session I did with TOFB - I was so tempted to throw in a Cyburbian reference

    Off-topic:
    we should have Cyburbian ribbons made to put on our name tags

    Was it a little woman with a nose ring?
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    The planner from SLO was at my facilitated session I did with TOFB - I was so tempted to throw in a Cyburbian reference

    Off-topic:
    we should have Cyburbian ribbons made to put on our name tags
    What you didn't ask about Macy's
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    Mr. Chairman, I make the motion CPSURaf and u19 consider appying for this position jointly and duke it out in a debate in front of the planning student body.

    http://www.planning.org/jobs/search/...htm?AdID=42082
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