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1   everything   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 18, 4:19am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Exactly, just turn them into apartments, charge people rent.
2   tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 19, 10:49am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Just counted six vacancies in the Sunvalley Mall in Concord
3   tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 19, 4:13pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We need more housing not more empty stores
4   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 19, 4:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

However if some unforeseen event renders online shopping obsolete those stores will regain their value and then some...
5   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 19, 4:38pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We don't need a moratorium. Amazon is putting all retailers out of business as we speak. There will be no more retail development.
6   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 19, 5:02pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Bloomberg was more entertaining when he banned soda pop.
7   Booger   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 19, 5:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

tovarichpeter says
Just counted six vacancies in the Sunvalley Mall in Concord


This is a nationwide thing. Yes, shopping malls should be razed, with highrise housing put in its place.
8   Strategist   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 19, 5:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

tovarichpeter says
Should we declare a moratorium on new retail development.


Who is we? It's their business, let them decide. If it's not profitable they won't bother anyway.
If you are concerned about the housing shortage, vote for politicians who support YIMBY.
9   Strategist   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 19, 5:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says
tovarichpeter says
Just counted six vacancies in the Sunvalley Mall in Concord


This is a nationwide thing. Yes, shopping malls should be razed, with highrise housing put in its place.


All they will do is build a homeless shelter in it's place, and bill us for it.
10   Strategist   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 19, 5:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
We don't need a moratorium. Amazon is putting all retailers out of business as we speak. There will be no more retail development.


I personally buy more and more stuff from Amazon. Huge unmatched variety and choices. Better prices. More convenient. Very reliable delivery.
Returning stuff is the pain in the neck.
11   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 19, 5:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says
Patrick says
We don't need a moratorium. Amazon is putting all retailers out of business as we speak. There will be no more retail development.


I personally buy more and more stuff from Amazon. Huge unmatched variety and choices. Better prices. More convenient. Very reliable delivery.
Returning stuff is the pain in the neck.


How is it pain if they give you free UPS label and pickup? You don't even have to print the label if you don't want to - the UPS guy will do it for you.
12   Strategist   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 19, 5:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
How is it pain if they give you free UPS label and pickup? You don't even have to print the label if you don't want to - the UPS guy will do it for you.


That easy? Didn't realize it.
:)
13   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 19, 6:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Only for prime members

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
How is it pain if they give you free UPS label and pickup?
14   NoYes   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 19, 6:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Garage sales booming
15   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2018 Apr 19, 9:35pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

All we need is Amazon.

Once Sears and Target are converted into whore houses for fugitive PRC Army officers, Jeff Bezos can charge people $424 for a quart of milk, exactly as the Founding Fathers commanded, and shoot it through your kitchen window from a drone, exactly like the Jetsons.
16   TrumpingTits   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 21, 2:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
We don't need a moratorium. Amazon is putting all retailers out of business as we speak. There will be no more retail development.


Then the revenue model for local governments in CA is S-C-R-E-W-E-D.

If memory serves, they get most of the sales tax revenue generated in their jurisdiction and none of the property tax revenues (which is split between the school districts & Sacramento).

So, they take a bath in net costs when housing reaches a certain density while they get more revenue where more retail happens. Ever wonder why cities then promote malls over housing development? Or, at best, they do mixed use development where condos are built above retail stores.
17   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 21, 3:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Outlets in Livermore are doing just fine. Better than fine, actually, judging by their overflowing parking lots.




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