Livermore Valley Premium Outlets

What?!  Another outlet mall?  No, the Paragon Outlets in Livermore, CA will be renamed Livermore Valley Premium Outlets after Simon Property Group, Inc. completed the acquisition of Paragon Outlets in Livermore, CA and Grand Prairie, TX.

This outlet mall has become the shopping hot spot for San Francisco Bay Area, leaving the Guilroy Outlet Mall in the dust.
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This 512 thousand square foot shopping center is not Dublin business may give some hint to the city of Dublin. The residents in East Dublin may find it more closer and more convenient to shop here than in West Dublin as it takes only 5 minutes to cross the highway 580 to get to the mall. Yes, the heavy traffic affects Dublin residents, but the tax income has nothing to do with the city of Dublin. People in Dublin once voted against iKea. Some saw this as “being short-sighted”. You may air your opinions by signing up here and leave your comments.

In a report by Karen Stepper at, you find: “Given a green light by the Dublin City Council more than a year ago to build a store at the Hacienda Drive interchange with Interstate 580, Ikea officials initially hoped to open a 317,000-square-foot store by fall 2006. ”  Do you want to find out what happened later?  You may want to check it out with the city council if you do care.

Residents in Dublin love to shop locally to support local businesses. However,  they also care about their own pocket and the environment and their time schedules.  To shop for Asian food, people in East Dublin won’t go all the way to 99 Ranch in Dublin, but go to 99 Ranch in Pleasanton instead.  They won’t go to refuel at West Dublin gas stations but those in Pleasanton.

Residents in East Dublin are sticking out their necks waiting for more local business centers, gas stations to be built soon in the East.  When can we see them appear more often in the city council meeting agenda?  Hopefully soon! City development planning is an art, and it is expected to be better in the 21st century in this most developed country in the world. Is Dublin included?