UPDATE: The Future Of The Kmart Building On Clayton Rd. In Concord

November 8, 2019 11:02 am · 143 comments

As we previously reported, Kmart on Clayton Rd. in Concord will close by Feb.2020.

Target seems like a good fit to replace the long-time tenant, but that doesn’t look like it’ll happen.

A reader wrote to the property manager, MerloneGeier Partners, who responded and said “That was our first choice and Target was interested in the location. The issues is that Lucky has a grocery restriction on the property and won’t release it so Target won’t go forward without being able to sell some grocery products.”

MerloneGeier Partners confirmed to Claycord.com one of the plans they’re working on is to subdivide the building and lease to four different tenants. Spaces would range from 18,890 – 29,170-square-feet. The entire building is just a little over 90,000-square-feet.

As a square-footage comparison, Ross in the nearby Clayton Valley Shopping Center is 30,000-square-feet, and Target in Pleasant Hill is 115,000-square-feet.

photo credit: MerloneGeier Partners

Cowellian November 8, 2019 at 11:20 AM

I vote for an Undress Barn.

Silva November 14, 2019 at 5:05 PM


Bonnie November 8, 2019 at 11:31 AM

We need a WAL-MART here in Concord. This would be a perfect area, for Family shopping. Thank you.

Badge1104 November 8, 2019 at 11:43 AM

While Walmart would be nice, that won’t work either because they want to be able to sell food items too. If the current store was divided up my thought right away went to Trader Joe’s as a fantastic idea, but there we go again, with the food restriction. What a quandary.

Ano November 8, 2019 at 11:44 AM

NO WAL-MART. Stop trying to bring in more trash to concord. Ask the police department, they said H*** NO.

EmilyTheTerrible November 9, 2019 at 6:34 AM

Who are you people cheering on a Walmart?! How disgusting.

I am I said November 9, 2019 at 7:42 AM

Walmart will bring in a lot of trashy people to the neighborhood.

Silva November 14, 2019 at 5:07 PM

We don’t need no stinking Walmart.

Nature Lover November 8, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Bummer. Would have been nice to get a Target on this side of town.

Bonnie November 8, 2019 at 11:37 AM

We need a WAL-MART here in Concord.This would be a perfect area, for Family shopping. Thank you.v

Clyde November 8, 2019 at 12:52 PM

Walmart brings trash

Barbosa November 8, 2019 at 1:38 PM

Yeah a Walmart would be perfect because nothing says Concord better than a Walmart.

I am I said November 9, 2019 at 6:54 PM

If Luckys has a problem with Target going in, then they will also have a problem with Walmart (THANK GOD) Walmart also sells groceries. NO Walmart!

Always Right November 8, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Agree 100%. Walmart can succeed even without groceries….they can wait until Lucky closes in a few years and then put in groceries.

Judy November 8, 2019 at 11:43 AM

What happened to fair trade? Lucky is dictating who can and cannot come into the space. That area could use a Target

Jason November 8, 2019 at 12:07 PM

That’s the deal the property owner made with Lucky’s so this isn’t really a fair trade issue. It would be an issue if government had stepped in to dictate lease terms between two private businesses.

Dawg November 8, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Contracts and lease agreements override fair trade.

Shirl November 8, 2019 at 11:43 AM

Walmart & Target would be considered the same in the no compete clause unfortunately. 🙁

NYOB November 8, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Trader Joes

ME November 8, 2019 at 11:45 AM

If a Walmart was put in we would move. I’m completely serious about that. Our home value would tank. In this sense I’m grateful for the grocery issue. I don’t see why Target needs a grocery section in the first place. I’d rather they didn’t have one.

Mikey November 8, 2019 at 11:47 AM

Winco or a giant Texas Roadhouse.

Winky November 9, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Again,no grocery retailer,but Concord should get a Winco.but North Concord by Lowe’s is the most likely spot to also serve Martinez and P.Hill.

anon November 8, 2019 at 11:47 AM

Please no more thrift or dollar stores- we already have enough!

No way November 8, 2019 at 11:54 AM

No Walmart!

girl w/ dogs November 8, 2019 at 11:54 AM

Family entertainment needed very badly here. Roller Rink, Ice Rink, Go-Karts, Indoor sport/activity of any kind welcomed.

Gititogether November 8, 2019 at 1:38 PM


Rosemary November 8, 2019 at 4:07 PM

I also so agree with girl w/dogs..we have dog parks now for our pets ..but what about the children..we have a great place to bowl..Clayton Valley Bowl..now we need a roller or ice skating rink..some kind of indoor sport or activity for our children

Silva November 8, 2019 at 4:35 PM

It is a family entertainment desert around there besides bowling and the park.

MattfromConcord November 8, 2019 at 11:55 AM

“ Spaces would range from 18,890 – 29,170-square-feet”
The retail death size. Too small for a decent sized store and too large for anything specific. That place will sit EMPTY for more then a year.

acd77 November 9, 2019 at 9:16 AM

that’s fine! let it sit empty. wait out lucky’s closure – love them but they’re hanging on by a thread, yet dictating the future of the shopping center.

Simonpure November 8, 2019 at 11:56 AM

Give Lucky’s the boot. They are way too expensive anyway.

4Real November 12, 2019 at 9:04 AM

You must have never stepped foot in a Safeway then. Lucky is significantly less than Safeway’s rip off prices!

GetLuckyOut November 8, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Simple. Just get Lucky out and let target in!!

Mimi (original) November 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM

I totally agree! Lucky is pricey on just about everything i buy on a regular basis, get them out!

Campdakota November 8, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Michael’s … Bed,Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s…

DMF November 8, 2019 at 12:01 PM

What is happening with the Salvation Army store next to TJ Maxx? Seems like it’s been sitting with a fully stocked store for 6 months, but not open??

Ur right November 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Claycord actually reported on this recently; go back into the articles and you’ll see. They’re having issues with the city of Concord.

Frank November 8, 2019 at 12:03 PM

We sure don’t need any trashy stores like Walmart or its cousin Target. I would like to see a Costco.

DG November 8, 2019 at 3:28 PM

What is wrong with you? There is a Costco on Detroit and Monument? It’s literally 10 minutes away. How much closer do you need it?

Huh? November 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Lol but a Costco is better? Lol

Bg November 8, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Homeless Shelter

JJ November 8, 2019 at 8:20 PM

Winter is coming a homeless shelter also the forever empty Safeway on Monument.

Michelle November 8, 2019 at 12:07 PM

That is not a very smart move on Lucky’s part. A Target there would bring lots of business into the shopping center!

Nee November 8, 2019 at 1:35 PM

I heard Target is replacing OSH👍

PS November 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM

What about something like a Kohl’s?

jp5air November 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM

The current K -Mart already sells groceries, sort of. They have a pantry section in the back that has some limited grocery items. Perhaps a deal could be worked out with Target to do much the same?

Kv November 8, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Too bad about the clause. I would rather have Target than Lucky’s. Old Navy and Cost Plus World Market would be nice or maybe even an In-N-Out Burger. I would also like sprouts but that’s out too😔

Sashface November 8, 2019 at 12:15 PM

But didn’t Kmart sell some grocery products too? I’m confused. This would be a perfect location for a Target.

chuckie the troll November 8, 2019 at 12:19 PM

OK folks! Some of you must have taken the Evelyn Wood-Head speed reading class. This article clearly states that there is a no-retail food sale restriction on the property. How they got that when K-Mart used to sell food is beyond me, but there it is.

I’m thinking that we have too much retail and too many (mediocre) restaurants already. More housing, anyone?

Popndots November 9, 2019 at 8:14 AM

KMart has been at this location way before Luckys. KMart has also had their pantry section before Lucky took over that space. That store was originally Frys supermarket. That is probably why they were able to keep their pantry section

Kirsten November 8, 2019 at 12:27 PM

K-mart has an entire section dedicated to groceries. That doesn’t make sense.

Bastian November 8, 2019 at 12:27 PM

David’s Bridal??

nytemuvr November 8, 2019 at 12:32 PM

A giant Olive Garden and a “Cornsnake-on-a-Stick” or a “Mongolian Cornsnake” restaurant would make the Claycord crowd happy.

D Graham November 8, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Kmart sold grocery items, so this makes zero sense!

Dawg November 8, 2019 at 12:49 PM

K Mart was there first.

Bad Nombre November 8, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Me November 8, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Agreed! Target sells as much groceries as Kmart does. If Lucky was smart the would want Target to move into the space. That will bring more customers to Them.

Erin November 8, 2019 at 12:57 PM

Hobby Lobby would be nice option!!!

Just an idea November 8, 2019 at 1:04 PM

How about a dollar general! The one in concord is too small. They have very limited food but great prices on other items!

Hanne Jeppesen November 9, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Do you mean Dollar General or 99 Cents only? I go to 99 Cents only and Dollar Tree, I’ve been to a Dollar General once or twice they are not nearly as nice as the 2 I mentioned above. There are 2 99 Cents only in Concord, one on Willow Pass and the one almost across from K Mart. There are also 2 Dollar Tree’s in Concord. Both stores are great for numerous things such as: Gift wrapping material, tissues, candles paper plates Epsom salt for soaking your feet (I work retail and get sore feet) other items as well, anyway between those 4 stores in Concord I don’t think we need another 99 cent store in Concord.

Winky November 9, 2019 at 12:01 PM

All Dollar General’s have the same space requirements,the one in Vallejo is identical inside to the one on Solano Ave.

Forsythe November 8, 2019 at 1:06 PM

DD’s Discount, Home Goods, and/or a furniture store.

anon November 8, 2019 at 1:07 PM

I believe Kmart was there first, so the clause probably refers to future tenants.

RANDOM TASK November 8, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Well the city council of sanctuaryville
Will most likely open the biggest homeless shelter in the state
Flooding in bums From LA and Seattle
Next will be the annex of lucky store property as well as all the businesses
To expand and make the area a designated bum habitat

The city council will engine socialist rule and demand we pay for everything through increase gas tax as well as a goods tax including food and water

It’s coming
Don’t panic
You voted for this
Your lemming mentality has produced nothing but waste and taxes

Maxine November 8, 2019 at 7:20 PM

AMEN RANDOM TASK I agree with you. IM SURE THIS WILL HAPPEN LEAVING US ALL SCREWED. Our property being stolen and vandalized.

Bring on some restaurants

Pittsburg November 8, 2019 at 1:13 PM

At least Concord has choices, and good choices of grocery stores. Pittsburg is trying hard to get a full service grocery store where the old Food Source on Buchanan Rd used to be. Be thankful that you have Lucky’s and 3 Safeway’s, Whole Foods, and a Food Maxx.

Ruth November 8, 2019 at 1:25 PM

Walmart should go where Orchard Supply used to be and that space should go to some kind of clothing store or an Ace Hardware.

Mrs B November 8, 2019 at 1:28 PM

I dont really want ANOTHER empty building for 5+ yrs. I dont really want to see the crowded mess Target has for parking or street traffic like Contra Costa Blvd. Maybe something like Home Goods, Barnes and Noble, a better Mexican restaurant, a Kirklands, anything that could fit on or 2 or 3 companies.

AE November 8, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Los Portales Taqueria by the Buttercup Pantry on Clayton is pretty good and new. Also, it’s farther, but Tacos El Patron on Monument by the freeway has incredible everything.

SM November 9, 2019 at 10:43 AM

Yes, Las Portales has really good Mexican food. I was surprised about all the options they have.

Gittyup November 8, 2019 at 1:37 PM

I don’t know if what K-Mart sells can seriously be called “food.” Unless, of course, all you eat are snacks. It’s more like a 7-11. They have a fully stocked selection of chips, cookies and soft drinks. Oh, and strictly for convenience, a refrigerated section with milk. I think I once paid $5 for a gallon there. I shudder to think what a Butterfinger might cost.

whome November 8, 2019 at 1:42 PM

Until they get it rented, perhaps they could install maybe 500 cots, and temporarily house the homeless. Perhaps create a transitional drug rehab center…perhaps also transition inmates being paroled back in to society.

(hiding under table)

Pony November 8, 2019 at 1:47 PM

I would rather see Target or Walmart than Lucky. I am not sure how that store survives. It’s dead whenever I go there.

qwerty November 8, 2019 at 1:51 PM

A Brazilian steakhouse, Aqui Cal-Mex, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, and a Zachary’s Pizza. The KMart garden shop would make a nice outdoor patio space for either restaurant if landscaped properly.

Pittsburg November 9, 2019 at 6:46 AM

Brazilian Steakhouse located in Park n Shop where the old Mimi’s was.
BJ’s located at Sunvalley Mall by JCPenny’s.

Cowellian November 8, 2019 at 1:56 PM

There was a First Interstate Bank, too. We used to have a safety deposit box there.

JustMe November 8, 2019 at 1:58 PM

So I figured the space wasn’t big enough for Target and I assumed there’s a non compete clause, as that center has had other non-compete clauses. Remember the whole Starbucks thing? There was supposed to be a Starbucks in Lucky’s but it was blocked because of the clause with another tenant. I always figured K Mart was probably grandfathered in. Target is looking to expand more heavily into groceries at all their locations. If there’s a non compete grocery clause in effect, Target will not locate there.

I can’t see housing there. It’s not zoned as such. And there’s available housing bordering everywhere around the center.

So that brings up the dilemma that it’s too big for everyone else, which as mentioned in the original post– so they’re looking to divide it up. If anything, that could be more profitable and we would likely see food options among the new tenants. I always though the K Mart parking lot was too big, and it really needs a drive thru tenant on the corner across from the gas station. It’s a wasted opportunity. Now here’s another problem… They never replaced the paint tenant they lost. So in my mind there’s what five to six openings for that center? It’s not going to be easy as there’s available spaces just about everywhere else.

Mo November 8, 2019 at 2:12 PM


Dude November 8, 2019 at 3:41 PM

That’s a great and different idea.
What’s the closest ? Oakland?

Dr. Jellyfinger November 8, 2019 at 5:25 PM

There might be 3 or 4 other guys that will agree with you…. but I still think that spot is perfect for a Theater Complex…. maybe an IMAX!

But I don’t really care anymore since I moved out to the Delta swamp lands…. I’ll have to settle for hanging a bed sheet on a clothesline & watching old 8mm movies.

Dude November 8, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Good one doc.
As was pointed out in another post, the area is a family entertainment desert.
Ice rink = Hockey, Figure skating lessons, Year long public skating venue
Arcade? Jungle gym? Pizza parties?
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter much because everything outside of downtown concord and the veranda looks like a rundown mess. Not enough people will go spend money anywhere that looks so dilapidated. Until the city, property owners, and businesses spend money updating the look of the city, everything will fail and be empty.

Max November 10, 2019 at 8:24 AM


We seem to be in a Bermuda Triangle for ice rinks. Oakland, Dublin, Vacaville are the closest rinks.

This area would be PERFECT for an ice rink. Get the kids out there for hockey classes, figure skating. Include an arcade in there too.

ranchgirl November 8, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Because Target is a cheaper place to shop for grocery items. Much cheaper and if you have a red card you get an extra 5%. There isn’t much they could put in to get me to drive across town to shop.

Beenthere November 8, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Way back when Lucky’s was being built they used to have a coffee shop… first Starbucks and then pacific coast cafe and they were not allowed for that location because of a coffee shop in there at the time. So they probably negotiated the same deal for new stores with what their primary business is….

Local November 8, 2019 at 3:21 PM

NO WAL-MART! Target is the best choice, and Lucky does not own that property. If the citizens want a Target, that is what should go in there. A supermarket should not be the deciding factor for what goes in our neighborhood! I will never shop at Lucky, again!

Larry November 8, 2019 at 9:38 PM

Non competitive lease clauses are very common. Dumping on Lucky for what is a industry practice is highly unfair.

If Target were there first, they would have the same contractual clause preventing Lucky from opening a store on that site.

Local November 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM

I know that it is common in lease agreements. However, I’m saying that it isn’t right. My point was, these stores are monopolizing our society, and even neighborhoods, such as ours. The deciding factor of a store where I shop is not for you to have an opinion on.

MattfromConcord November 9, 2019 at 8:18 AM

“Dumping” on companies that people deem unfair is what people do. When Whole Foods was ready to kick out all the food places in Walnut Creek the people spoke up or “dumped” on them and it made them change their mind and let the food places stay. If people truly want a Target the should speak up to Luckys management.

BagsFlyFree November 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM

This shopping center has entered death by a thousand cuts mode, and is trending towards our beloved Bel Air shopping center crown jewel. A mini veranda concept would work here with a heavy food focus (not grocery), some sitting areas, and perhaps a small live music venue, play area, and water feature. Box out the grocery section and rebuild and configure the remaining space to maximize commercial space. If Concord was on its game, it would allow a two story parking structure that was sunk a few feet to remain within height requirements.

BFF Out!

Belairium November 8, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Steinmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot. (If people petitioned and or boycotted and got media involved Lucky would change their terms just like Whole Foods in Walnut Creek when they were trying to oust restaurants in the shopping center)

Tal November 8, 2019 at 4:20 PM

There was a realtor and The Chartered Bank of London originally. My parents had an account there. There was a fireplace and overstuffed furniture, it was great. And then reality took over….ahem.. that was the end of that! 😢

Tsa November 8, 2019 at 4:23 PM

Best choice would be a Target, area residents should revolt for that to happen. Next best would be an indoor shooting range so the California paranoid can learn to not fear guns.

Dude November 8, 2019 at 8:16 PM

Shooting range on the other side of town probably would not like that much but good idea.

Chicken Little November 9, 2019 at 11:35 AM

I would vote for an indoor shooting range.

Silva November 12, 2019 at 10:02 AM

That would be fun. They could call it “Targets”.

Chad November 8, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Black Oak BBQ & Bakery

Silva November 8, 2019 at 4:32 PM

That’s pretty crazy. You don’t see that every day, demolishing what must’ve been relatively new buildings. Funny I don’t remember that. I sure do remember slogging through thick sticky mud in rainy weather when it was all a big field, to get to and from CVHS though. And good old Sil’s across Alberta in another big field.

addlepate November 8, 2019 at 4:36 PM

As I said in the other KMart post: This space should be turned into a homeless shelter (temporary or permanent is fine) with beds, a cafeteria, and rec rooms. There are too many people being forced to live on the streets these days, and winter will be here soon! Be kind in your heart.

Cowellian November 9, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Ha! And people think a Walmart would lower property values.

J November 10, 2019 at 2:58 PM

Yesterday I drove by the shelter on Arnold Industrial. A half mile in either direction were abandoned carts, piles of debris, people sleeping on the sidewalks, tent encampments, and litter. Just what we need on Clayton Road.

Cellophane November 8, 2019 at 4:53 PM

Instead of more retail, how about tearing all the buildings down and building high rise apartments.

50% of the apartments could be section 8 and low income.

The upper floors could be high-end luxury apartments.

They could even have a driverless electric shuttle (with its own lane on Clayton Road) running 24/7 to take everyone to Bart.

Imagine the possibilities.

The real just me November 8, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Yes, before D&D there was Liquor store and I recall a fire place in the middle, I believe Video Outlet was also there for a while. D&D was the go to place for many Varsity Letter Jackets.

Bob November 8, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Strip club, please.

Hey, it’s better than a Wal-Mart

S November 8, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Chicken? Calamari?

Silva November 8, 2019 at 5:35 PM

No Target, no Walmart.

TurboDave9 November 8, 2019 at 6:14 PM

Super Olive Garden!!!!!

Davey K November 8, 2019 at 6:49 PM

Build bowling alley.
Pizza & Bowl on Monument is an armpit of a bowling alley.
Close it down

Dude November 8, 2019 at 8:07 PM

There’s a bowling alley there already. It is one block down but the area looks so bad and there is no signage, so you never look. Concord has been blighted for decades.

Janice Gracer November 8, 2019 at 6:59 PM

I vote for Home goods store.

Desiree November 8, 2019 at 7:18 PM

Home Depot & 24 Hour Fitness!

Dude November 8, 2019 at 8:12 PM

Home depot MIGHT work, but there was a yard birds two blocks down that didn’t make enough money to stay open. I don’t think the new money in Clayton is very DIY.
There’s a HUGE gym one block down and it is packed, despite the blight.

hehaseesaw November 8, 2019 at 7:44 PM

Indoor paintball field and go-kart racing

Fred November 8, 2019 at 8:22 PM

Why not indoor soccer, basketball,bocce,ball,or handball partitions between courts morning /nights

Bob November 8, 2019 at 8:28 PM

Put a bomgaars

Original G November 8, 2019 at 8:33 PM

Subdividing the building won’t be cheap.

Neighborhood shopping centers need anchor tenants to generate or draw in potential customers. Without anchor tenants is only a matter of time before slim margin business operations fold.

Unfortunately with high cost of living in CA overall disposable income is decreasing. Have admiration for those brave enough to operate in this state.

Led November 8, 2019 at 10:20 PM

Redesign the whole ugly setup. Break up the huge parking lot into smaller sections and put some indoor recreation-type stuff in the partitioned big building, then add a few small things within the parking lot: a restaurant or two with some space for outdoor seating / live music, or a beer garden kind of setup.

Goober November 8, 2019 at 11:12 PM

I too would like to see a Target, but not going to happen currently. But also, I would like to see a good bookstore, ice cream parlor ( Fenton’s / Leatherby’s type) and a craft supply shop. I like the idea of a Veranda type center mentioned by another. Maybe a coffee house where there could be some live music/ open mike events in the evenings and a breakfast cafe with good food ( unlike Country Waffles). A small movie theater that shows kid/ family classics during the day and art / indies at night ( New Parkway in Oakland).

Happy Squash November 10, 2019 at 10:48 AM

I like all of those ideas

Cowellian November 10, 2019 at 11:11 AM

Mrs. Cowellian thinks the area really needs a Quilt Shop!

Fyi November 9, 2019 at 2:42 AM

How about moving that beer place from next to Min’s. Needs more space.
Or a major drug store, walgreens. Give Berkshire books a break, let him move. Harvest house!!!!!! Toy stores supposed to be coming out again. Michaels!

Buford62 November 9, 2019 at 6:38 AM

well…if it was Martinez it would either have a place for the homeless to urinate, a Antique Shop or a Bail Bonds company….

bob November 9, 2019 at 9:13 AM

24 Hour Fitness or LA Fitness!

Conkerd November 9, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Lucky should move to the OSH location, Target moves into Kmart location, and something new can move into the Lucky location.

Citizens November 9, 2019 at 12:47 PM

Give the great city of Concord what they want….Cover the roof with blue tarps and start cooking meth in there….There’s groups of tweekers in every park area in that part of the town and have been allowed to do whatever they want for years…..Absolutely no laws being enforced and homelessness is encouraged…Blue light special light could be used for discount meth supplies

JG27 AD November 9, 2019 at 12:58 PM

I like the idea of a indoor shooting range.

How about Cracker Barrel at the K-Mart location and Outdoor Supply into the OSH location?

cg November 9, 2019 at 1:46 PM

I will miss Kmart tons. When it was not empty, they had a great garden center, but not lately. Best place to go Christmas shopping with the kids. They have some food so not sure about the clause from Lucky’s. I will miss Kmart, just like I missed Longs when they merged with CVS. Time marches on. NO WALMART. I think a art store like Michaels would be wonderful or a garden store like Lowes. But I would worry about Ace if Lowes went in. People do not shop small stores on a regular basis anymore so breaking up the space makes not sense, they may fill one small spot but not all spots. How about a Chuck e Cheese or another type location for young people and old alike, even a movie theater may work.

Blanco November 9, 2019 at 3:09 PM

I hope it will be a Kohl’s. I won’t have to drive as far to completely ignore it.

Katj November 9, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Disappointing. I wanted Target too. If they sub divide fine, I wish they would make it a little like Veranda with an outdoor area and patios to sit and eat. A water feature would be lovely too.

Gittyup November 9, 2019 at 5:23 PM

The entire area of the parking lot that abuts Clayton Road is rarely used and additional buildings and businesses could me put there … if someone happens to be considering a remodel. I’d like to see an InNOut Burger a little closer for drive thru and take home. Maybe a California Fish Grill for the same reason — close enough so that you could get take out and get home before it got cold. Or, even a Chik Fil A.. Why not a Target in the KMart building without the food. Can’t understand why Target would want food in its mix, anyway. Bed, Bath & Beyond, TJ Maxx.

ON DA November 9, 2019 at 9:13 PM

I only remember Shakey’s Pisa. Simply the best for friends and family.

ON DA November 9, 2019 at 9:21 PM

Now that I’m looking again, I don’t seem to find any decent medical supply outlets that sell medical equipment for rehabilitation.

Whatever goes up there absolutely no 7 elevens or tobacco stores.

Maybe some offices that sell insurance too.

ON DA November 9, 2019 at 9:25 PM

Oh yeah and some driver’ s Ed school. Where they really teach people to obey and drive correctly. That place would make a fortune !!!

Theresa November 9, 2019 at 9:25 PM

How bout a Dee dees to go along with Popeyes

Actually live nearby November 10, 2019 at 7:04 AM

What is wrong with lucky and those pandering to them?! Target would bring more foot traffic (and customers) for lucky and isn’t planning on selling all groceries. We finally get a chance for a target out here and they allow lucky to close the door? We can’t let that happen.
We need a target really badly out here and lucky is clearly NOT thinking of our community and our needs and is only thinking of themselves. Plus their quality is so poor I don’t know how anyone shops there unless they were in that parking lot already for something else.
Boycott lucky until they allow target. Hit them at their bottom line and they may change. Everyone I know who lives here wants a target and would rather shop at Trader Joe’s, sprouts, grocery outlet, and Safeway above lucky As it is. Maybe there are excellent reasons why. Plus like I said, if there’s nothing good in the parking lot anyway, who is going to go to Lucky? There are a ton of residents out here who have comfortable incomes and these businesses are making really foolish decisions.

Happy Squash November 10, 2019 at 10:51 AM

I like the idea of Target, but what about one of those new Amazon stores? That would be cool

Chris November 10, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Anyone remember the Fish Emporium? First tenant before blockbuster–late 70’s early 80’s.

Jojo November 10, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Home goods or Jo Annes

AnonZ November 11, 2019 at 6:21 AM

Target needs to suck it up and take the space without selling groceries. We don’t need another grocery store, but we do need a Target for all the other items, clothes, sporting goods, home goods, etc.

While I like the idea of a Texas Roadhouse or an ice rink or other family entertainment, by taking Kmart away, there’s nothing like that at this end of town.

Sign from above November 11, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Bass Pro Shop. Great business and closest one is Manteca!

Barbara Healy November 11, 2019 at 9:58 PM

Kmart sells grocery items so why would Target be prohibited from doing the same?

No November 14, 2019 at 4:01 PM


Jackie A November 14, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Safeway, Lucky and Food Maxx are all the same company, called Albertsons currently.
So, as a group they can tie up a town and raise prices sky high.
Here’s a link to Wikipedia on the company…https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Save_Mart_Supermarkets#Company_history

Diana L Chandler November 14, 2019 at 5:04 PM

It sure would be nice to have one descent shopping Center down that end of Concord. They are all old and many vacancies and look like trash.

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