Reader: Lowe's leaves a big gap at Alameda Square. More dim sum!

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Dim sum at Super Star Asian.
In honor of the Chinese new year, we dropped by Alameda Square twice this week, for dim sum at both King's Land Seafood Restaurant and Super Star Asian. Somehow, both restaurants managed to survive all the disruption created by the construction of a giant Lowe's store two years ago.

And then by the closing of that Lowe's store last year. But at least it left behind lots of smooth pavement, and plenty of parking.

Says Brian Martinez:

I always thought it was a stupid move to build a Lowe's there. At least the shopping center had few vacancies and a lot of traffic when it was still a bit of a dump. Now there's a gigantic retail space sitting vacant, and probably will be for years given the economy. Nice job, DURA.

What would you like to see in that former Lowe's? An Asian supermarket? A dim sum department store? Tomorrow, at least some of the empty space will be filled by a new year's dragon dance; stop by at noon to see it.

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KB
KB

Viet Hoa should move back there. Or maybe H Mart...

Mantonat
Mantonat

I guess my boycott of Lowe's worked. That's what they get for pulling their ads from All-American Muslim.

What they need to do is tear the front off the building and turn the space into a giant street vendor market.

owen
owen

OH H MART!!!

Brian Martinez
Brian Martinez

This makes more sense than any attempt to fill that giant space with another supermarket or retailer.  It could even be a farmer's market.  But the idea of a true Asian food market, with dozens of stalls and vendors, would be awesome, if the community supported it.

owen
owen

Though that would be the end of Pacific Ocean which I've grown to love.

KB
KB

Well, Pacific Ocean has increased their prices due an influx of Caucasians customers (compare with the same goods/brands at Viet Hoa). And they are not consistent with labelling the prices of their products on the shelf, which is major pet peeve of mine. If it's not because they are closer to where I live, I would have boycott them altogether. I try to stick to Viet Hoa and resort only to Pacific Ocean for last minute needs. I would wholeheartedly welcome Seattle's Umajimaya as well.

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