By Jonathan Morales
Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 2:28 pm in Moraga.
The town’s planning department confirmed the application was filed July 27 for the old Blockbuster site and the two vacant spaces immediately to its right and left. The address would be 542 Center Street.
The store is a permitted use at the site, according to planning assistant Kelly Clancy, but at the request of one of the planning commissioners, a special meeting will be held Aug. 23 to discuss the application. She did not know which commissioner requested the meeting.
I had first heard a Dollar Tree might be coming to the Rheem while writing this article, from July 16 about other new business at the center. But at that point the town did not have an application on file, and that’s the official say, from the town’s perspective, on whether or not someone wants to open up shop in Moraga. At the time, Planning Director Lori Salamack said she had not spoken with anyone from a dollar store about the Rheem center. Rheem property manager John Welter also said there had been no discussions about a Dollar Tree.
Looks like things have changed.