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ShopTalk: Ming's still open, downtown retail moves out

Original post made on Jun 22, 2014

Ming's isn't closing as planned, as construction has been delayed, and two prime retail spaces in downtown Palo Alto are gone.

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Posted by Norman Beamer
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Profit or nonprofit, it is very bad policy to allow further intensive office space use in the downtown area, given the traffic and parking problems that already exist. I imagine this organization's "futuristic" mindset will include the unfortunate trend to cram in even more employees per square foot than has traditionally been the case for "old-fashioned" offices (i.e., those that actually make something rather than operate in the virtual cloud of the future).


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Posted by Palo Alto Native
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm

The only retailers who can make it downtown are the big names, such as Lululemon, where people will deal with the lack of parking because they want to buy Lululemon and there is nowhere near to buy it.

Ming's has rude service and the owner is probably losing business because of the confusion of whether it's open or closed. She needs some PR help.


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