Shop Talk: Rocket Fizz set to open downtown
Original post made on Oct 19, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 19, 2012, 10:42 AM
on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:45 am
So Piazzas is adding another 4K square feet to there store. That will surely push them over the 20K limit.
How did they get away with that? Why hasen't the Weeklylooked into it? Why are there no EIR and traffic studies for this large project??
It is also interesting because of this story in the Weekly
the title of which is:
"Guest Opinion: Hold the line on 20,000-square-foot grocery stores"
and from it:
"Two years ago, JJ&F Market, Co-op and Piazza presented petitions to the city with thousands of customer signatures asking that the 20,000-square-foot standard be upheld. "
"If we grant an exception that will harm existing markets that are within the 20,000-square-foot cap (Piazza, JJ&F and Safeway), aren't we likely to end up with fewer choices rather than more? "
So I guess now, that it selfishly serves their needs, the 20K limit is no longer important and they do not care about harming other stores???
BTW--i think the op-ed was wrong and an attempt to advocate a restraint of competetion in Palo Alto, but that is another story.
Thepoint is that Piazza's is acting in a hypocritical manner now, enlarging their store beyond the limit.
on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:50 am
I have wondered about this myself. As a frequent shopper at Piazza's, I am very pleased at the news. Since they are probably going to be affected by the new Mikis, this is probably a competitive move on their part.
I have wondered if since they are calling it a specialist cheese shop rather than an extension, if this is how they are getting round the rules.
on Oct 22, 2012 at 10:54 am
Will be fun to see Rocket Fizz in Palo Alto. The one in Campbell is a hoot!