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General Motors' auto mall plan in Menlo Park is stalled

Original post made on Mar 11, 2008

General Motors' plans to build a Menlo Park auto mall have been put on hold.
A GM spokesperson said the automaker is still committed to building an auto mall on Bayfront Expressway at Willow Road, but due to slumping auto sales and an uncertain economy, the project isn't going anywhere quickly.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 10, 2008, 6:35 PM

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Posted by truth
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Mar 11, 2008 at 10:49 am

Surprise...NOT! This stunk from the beginning.


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Posted by agree with truth
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 14, 2008 at 10:16 am

our old council gave lots of concessions to a neanderthal-minded, financially troubled auto company and then we're surprised that this deal isn't progressing?


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Posted by agree with agree with truth
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Mar 14, 2008 at 11:35 am

Kelly Fergusson touts this as one of her 'achievements'. She's been saying how she worked for a year to make it happen.


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Posted by give me a break
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 21, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Virtually every councilmember in the last council and the current council fell all over themselves to make this deal. It's ridiculous and plain mean to blame one person.
Lots of concessions were made, with minimal commitment to something coming in anytime soon. Never mind that the buyer wasn't in healthy financial position. Never mind that the site had been targeted for a transit station (I'm not advocating this, but it would be a better site than alternatives if Dumbarton Rail or even a new executive bus terminal ever come to be needed).


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