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Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident of Downtown North
10 minutes ago

Mark Weiss is a registered user.
How are we so stupid — I used the term “dented cans” in a previous post on this site — to not know that within 90 days of getting a non-conforming giant sign that these guys close with a Wall Street firm to try to squeeze like oranges out of the average joes $1 BILLION and that the only purpose of a Palo Alto location is not to sell year-old bran flakes to strapped single-moms but as a business-to-business play to Venture Capitalists and their ilk driving their kids up and down Alma?See this:

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Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident of Downtown North
0 minutes ago

Mark Weiss is a registered user.
I mean Berkeley-based entity, controlled by equity firm hiring two Wall Street firms to try to sell for $1 Billion and opening, in my humble opinion, in Palo Alto as a loss-leader to target financial players as they drive by, for however that helps these types of deals.The entire store is just a type of outdoor advertising.

Same point. If we the people are not led by “dented cans” that there is at least something hard to identify in our Campbell’s Soup of Democracy.

Alma Plaza is some kind of odd attractor for monkey business, as others have chronicled pretty thoroughly. An under-reported fact — the Post claimed it although the Weekly has not, and I have not perused the court documents with my own eyes — says that developer actually lent his first grocery tenant $500,000 rather than, for example, getting a security deposit, letter of credit or first and lasts. Sounds like a pretty cool landlord. Maybe we at Oak Creek should start asking Garson Bakar for $50,000 angel grants in lieu of first couple years rent, if he drinks the same Kool-Aid as the Alma Plaza guy. (The same guy who says the First Amendment is irrelevant when it comes to expression and gathering at Lytton Plaza, then says, at Alma, that his client wants a bigger sign).

The point is that the people with millions and yes billions at stake for whatever reason always get their way and we the people and our so-called leadership are always in the dark, a step behind or too distracted by big flashing green and sometimes red lights to do the right think.

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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