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Safeway Center update

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Tech Head, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Tech Head

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    Ewwwww....[xx(]
  3. Tech Head

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    Just not the greatest thing to see when you're entering Broadlands...
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    I agree.
  5. SK8R

    SK8R On the Clover Meadow

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    Their commercials are so annoying. Every week they have another "sale"
    for some stupid reason "our mismatch sale", "our summer heat sale" "back to school sale".
    I do not want to buy a mattress from them because I hate their commercials!
    Yeah, it will be tacky looking. Hopefully they won't last and we can get a Harvest Bread company or something
    there on the corner.
  6. Tech Head

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    Let's also hope they don't use those glaring red-lit letters. I haven't seen the signage plan for the shopping center. Let's hope it's tasteful.
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    I am not enthused about the Mattress Discounters... That is just plain trashy. However, I am shocked about the ABC Store. Now that is great for a family-focused community...

    killer_bee in broadands, ashburn, virginia
  8. SK8R

    SK8R On the Clover Meadow

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    I never thought I would long for such a thing but... last week-end we were in Williamsburg
    bringing the first born to The College of William and Mary... well, hubby and I snuck out of a parent's
    meeting and ran to the book store for coffee and doughnuts. (Hey! do you remember how hot it was last Friday? Well, it was hotter in W-burg and we had to move the teenager into her dorm. Whaaa, whine, whine) I had a Krispy Kreme doughnut that was totally yummy. We NEED Krispy Kreme in B-lands.
    Doughnuts make people happy!
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    I too am disappointed with Matress Discounters. But why is having an ABC store somehow anti-family? From my experience, ABC stores are 100% more difficult for underage persons to get into that your average bar that fronts as a 'restaurant'.

    As a responsible adult who enjoys his Bailey's Irish Cream and other appertifs (sp?), I am grateful I won't have to trek to Sterling any longer!
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    FYI..there is an ABC in Ashburn. It's at the "big" Giant in the Ashburn Village shopping center.

  11. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    Wonder what the day spa will be offering....also, the dry clearners up here are ridculously expensive!!! Yikes!! the one by Giant fleeced us good. Anyone recommend a dry clearner or tailor that won't break the ole' bank?

    I would like to see a 24 hour pharmacy in that safeway! Or a CVS.
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    hberg give me some of your tots

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    While I agree in principle, the ABC is no different than Safeway. After all, Safeway (as well as other grocery stores) offers a large selection of beer and wine. Personally, I feel that alcohol is alcohol, whether it's liquor, beer, or wine.
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    Well if the HCA hospital comes here, at least I can use the ABC Store to cope!!!

    jtarnow: I clink my Bailey's glass to yours!
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    I guess that my concern about a Broadlands ABC store is the message that it sends to youth. My position on the ABC store is very similar to my stance on the hospital: there are perfectly good ABC stores and a brand new hospital nearby for anyone who needs them, so why put another in OUR community.

    killer_bee in broadands, ashburn, virginia
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    Not to cause a major disruption, but under that logic, would you oppose new churches, recreation centers, or child care facilities when there are 'perfectly good' ones near by for anyone who needs them?

    I personally would like to see Broadlands develop into a comprehensive community, with the full spectrum of homes, schools/child care offerings, community organizations, small shops, and yes, even the hospital. A thriving 'community' - in my opinion - is more than just a collection of residences. I'm not advocating a city-like environment, but something more than just houses and apartments.


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    Yay jtarnow! Every so often I feel like I've woken up on the set of the Truman Show or as a walk on for The Stepford Wives. Thanks for reminding me that this community is diverse and for appreciating </u>the differences. Cheers to your Bailey's.
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    [/quote]

    JT: No objections whatsoever to new churches, but I am indifferent about the rest of your suggestions. We have enough of those close by. However, I would prefer that we keep our community as residential and calm as possible. But an ABC store -- just a bad idea.

    killer_bee in broadands, ashburn, virginia
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    Why is an ABC store less "calm" than a Safeway or other retail outlet? An ABC store's hours are limited by state law and it strictly monitor who enters. Have you ever been outside (or worse, inside) a video rental store on a Friday or Saturday evening? Those are anything but calm!!! (But I am sure you wouldn't object to Blockbuster, now would you? :D)


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    JT: No objections whatsoever to new churches, but I am indifferent about the rest of your suggestions. We have enough of those close by. However, I would prefer that we keep our community as residential and calm as possible. But an ABC store -- just a bad idea.

    killer_bee in broadands, ashburn, virginia
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    JT: I've never had any problems with video rental places. Why don't you start an Anti-Blockbuster thread and see if you are labeled a "vocal minority"?[:p]

    Now, encouraging people to get drunk -- and that is what an ABC store does -- is a problem.[xx(]


    killer_bee in broadands, ashburn, virginia

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