Is It True?

Rumors are that Ross Dress For Less is slated to move into the space currently occupied by the BORDERS bookstore…


  1. Usually landlords have exclusivity agreements for large centers. You cannot have two competing stores in the same complex. So you can’t have a Starbucks go in next to a Peet’s. If a tenant waives their exclusivity, then they occasionally get a deal on rent etc. It’d be surprising if Marshall’s would agree to a Ross to going in.

    If so, I wonder if Marshall’s and the Ross next to Michaels will be closing…

  2. I can’t imagine that it would with the Marshall’s right down the way!

  3. Oh I hope not… Natomas does not need to get any more ‘ghetto’ that it has already become .. at least that part of natomas is nicer and should continue to stay that way … maybe they can seperate the space into several stores in the near future???

  4. I heard it was going to be a Big Lots

  5. Meadowview North, here we come.

  6. Noooo! Big lots is already on Northgate .. no need for another. We need to put together a petition to prevent a store like that to open!

  7. Maybe someone could open an old-fashioned privately-owned bookstore (new or used books) with a proprietor who actually KNOWS STUFF ABOUT BOOKS!!!

  8. Hell, just bring a Target over.

  9. I’d rather have Target than Big Lots.

  10. I wish something like Crate and Barrel or William Sonoma would go in there. We really need more upscale stores!

  11. Who ever heard the rumor – could you email the property owner to see if there is any truth to it? If so, then I say we look into a petition. We do not need any other discount retailers in that complex. We already have Marshalls and Khols.

  12. Barnes & Noble?

    the closing of Borders is not necessarily about the economy as it is about bad management and expanding too many stores…

    there are only so many books that can be sold…

    and small locally owned book stores cannot compete in price… so bringing in a “locally owned” bookstore would not be economically feasible…

    I’d rather see the community push to get a Whole Foods store.

  13. The center at Howe Ave & Hurley (near Cal Expo) has both a Marshall’s and a Ross in it.

    I wouldn’t mind being able to shop them both in one spot.

  14. I wish they would put a toys r us or a JoAnn’s fabrics there

  15. How about a Nugget somewhere in this neighborhood?

  16. This isn’t about what we’d like in Natomas … it’s about what we as a community would like to see in the soon to be vacant location of Boarders…. Doubt they would put a Nugget or a Whole foods in that space due to Bel Air/Raley’s being up the way in the same center … Crate & Barrel nor Williams Sonoma would commit retail suicide and enter into a center that has no driving force in sales and traffic … I’m sure many other stores in that current center may soon exit including Lane Bryant and Avenue or Fashion Bug … whichever it is … they should consider remodeling the center and possibly add a Theatre to the location to eliminate the stress of the Wal*Mart * Regal Theatre traffic in the shopping center on Truxel … Well, we’ll have to wait and see… someone will need to let all of us know when it’s 50-60% off Boarders..

  17. I would offer anyone who takes the time to write on this message board to also write Tretheway as well expressing your fear over all of this. I personally would like to see Trader Joe’s. Let’s hold the line people and not quietly accept the ghetto-izing of North Natomas!

  18. While we agree with the suggestion to contact city officials such as Councilman Ray Tretheway (why not the new mayor?) and the shopping center’s property owners, we take issue with the “ghetto” reference. This word is not only overused when referring to North Sacramento, it is used inappropriately. Definition: A poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions. Natomas is one of the most ethnically diverse communities we have ever lived in and we see that as a plus, not a negative. Yes, be proactive, but please stop the bashing. In case you haven’t noticed, this happens to be a PRO NATOMAS website.

  19. It seems to me the word “ghetto” is very rarely used in its denotative context these days. Its predominant application (by young people from nearly ALL ethnic backgrounds) seems to be slang to describe(from

    1. (n.) an impoverished, neglected, or otherwise disadvantaged residential area of a city, usually troubled by a high amount of crime

    2. (adj.) urban; of or relating to (inner) city life

    3. (adj.) poor; of or relating to the poor life

    4. (adj.) jury-rigged, improvised, or home-made (usually with extremely cheap or sub-standard components), yet still deserving of an odd sense of respect from ghetto dwellers and non-ghetto dwellers alike

    To a greater or lesser degree I think it is fair to say Natomas living is congruent with one or more of these definitions in the minds of many of its residents.

    Isn’t every voice in the community vital to its health and positive growth? Bill Gates said famously “Your worst customers will be your best source of feedback.” I really believe that maxim, not just for business, but in all leadership circles.

    For the record I say NO MORE discount stores in Natomas.

    Just my .02

    Happy New Year everyone


  20. A theater? Yes please!

  21. why does this site censor posts?

    that’s anti American

    so much for freedom of speech and the constitution

  22. Having a movie theater directly across the street from a high school is a horrendous idea. It would be too inviting for students to skip school. IHS’s dean might as well set up a desk in front of the ticket window and pass out detentions from 8 to 3.

  23. Babies R Us would be nice!

  24. Thank you buzz for educating people on the term “ghetto”, which is loosely and inappropriately used by to describe North Natomas. Chicago has “ghettos”, not North Natomas.

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