Another Try For A Hotel At American Tin Cannery

No mentions of all the silly eco-features of the Bella Fella

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“The design will incorporate the existing building,” Geiler said. “The plan will also have 20,000 square feet of retail, very similar to the San Francisco Ferry Building.”

An earlier 160-room hotel project dubbed “Project Bella” came apart at the seams after launching in 2015 by developers Domaine Hospitality Partners. In February 2017 the permit for that project expired leaving the city of Pacific Grove in the lurch for more than $100,000 worth of expenses only partially recovered from the developers, according to a Civil Grand Jury report issued in July of last year.

Up to the point of failure, the project had cost nearly $250,000 plus the cost of a $31,000 investigation. Domaine Hospitality reimbursed the city roughly $180,000 of that.

Pacific Grove was the subject of severe criticism in the Grand Jury report, accusing it of moving ahead “without proper due diligence,” the report read.

Another Try For A Hotel At American Tin Cannery

P.G. Bella Players “Costly Mistake” Cited In Grand Jury Report

You need to approve it before you can see it. And the city manager that lives in another city needs to commute by jet. P.G. voters please don’t elect any more mistakes.

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The mishandling of the failed luxury hotel project known as Project Bella ultimately cost Pacific Grove $100,000. That was the main finding of a recent Monterey County civil grand jury report investigating why the 160-room hotel development, which was proposed to replace the American Tin Cannery Outlets, failed to become a reality.

While Roufougar had also determined allegations that Harvey accepted paid airfare and other gifts from Domaine developer Ron Meer had no merit, the grand jury report looked deeper into Harvey’s part in a group membership into a private airline with his friend and sub-contractor of Domaine, Jared Ficker. Meer was also part of the membership.

P.G. Bella Players “Costly Mistake” Cited In Grand Jury Report

What Stores Have In Store At ATC Hotel

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Now that Pacific Grove residents have passed Measure X, the detail design, approval process and environmental study are next in line for Project Bella, the five star hotel which could be built after the American Tin Cannery is bulldozed.

“We have made a commitment to make this if not the most sustainable building in the United States, certainly the most sustainable buildings, not just hotels but buildings in general,” said Crall.

As developers map out the 225 rooms and suites, shops and more, businesses inside the American Tin Cannery are wondering what’s in store for them next.

Next? The highest substainable rent for an art gallery or restaurant in the substainable states of America. Substainable Substaining Substainability.

What Stores Have In Store At ATC Hotel

P.S. Substainable!

Look! Out In The Dark! It’s A Bird! It’s A Raccoon! It’s . .

. . Man Bun Man, our new superhero.

Man Bun Man

Surveillance cameras captured the incidents, and the chamber handed the footage over to the Pacific Grove Police Department and KSBW.

“The videos plainly show two separate incidents of the illegal act of impinging on the Chamber of Commerce’s right to freedom of expression,” chamber members said.

According to the city manager, one of the men in the videos was identified as local activist Luke Coletti, and he apologized.

But police are conducting an investigation to identify a second man in the video, who has a ponytail.

On Friday, the chamber announced it is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the man with the ponytail.

Coletti told KSBW that he did not steal any signs, and merely put the signs on the ground. It was unclear if Coletti will face criminal charges.

Look! Out In The Dark! It’s A Bird! It’s A Raccoon! It’s . .

Something Stinks At ATC

And it’s not kelp baking in the sun at low tide or squid drying on the shore like it was years ago.

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It looks like there were lessons learned after the failure to turn Holman’s into some kind of “World Class” transient stay place.

A group dubbed the Committee Against Measure X sponsored by Unite Here, Local 483, sent out fliers over the weekend to Pacific Grove voters declaring “Measure X is wrong” and asking voters to reconsider the measure because it allows a developer to avoid the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Woah, when the group that stands to gain power and money by making promises to a few hundred low wage hotel workers it against it there must be something under the covers going on.

The voters’ guide was mailed out, I like the bait this project is trying to use to hook y’all:

Recognition of Pacific Grove as a world-class destination and an innovative leader in conservation and sustainability

More like “How did this cute little town allow this to built?

Banquet, meeting, and reception rooms that will enable Pacific Grove to host large and small events, keeping that business in Pacific Grove

Look at the next line and tell me, who from P.G would use this place?

New luxury travelers who will patronize Pacific Grove restaurants, shops, and other businesses

The type of people that stay there will make the choice of Cannery Row or Carmel, not P.G.

State-of-the-art design, construction, and operational programs and technologies, as one of the world’s most sustainable hotels, that will save and recycle significant amounts of water and energy and reduce pollution and greenhouse gases

Ha! I knew someone would throw in the Substainable word once, but TWICE?

An ideal location at the edge of town that will help mitigate traffic impacts and provide additional needed parking for the City, resulting in reduced downtown congestion

Never mind that slow and getting slower traffic jam on Lighthouse Avenue to the tunnel.

A visitor and interpretive center and museum that will celebrate Pacific Grove’s extraordinary culture, its heritage and historic character, and its unequalled scenic beauty

A tribute to the scenery that will never come back

New revenues from transient occupancy taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes to support our library, police, fire department, parks, and other City services and operations

New opportunities for thieves.

Three hundred permanent high quality hotel jobs for workers of all skill and education levels, many of whom will be residents of Pacific Grove, plus hundreds of high quality construction phase jobs, many of which will benefit Pacific Grove businesses and residents

Most of the workers at hotels in PG cannot afford to live there. See the part about the traffic to and from PG.

At first it kind of appealed to me, keep the touristas at the border of town, pray that they stay on the ‘row and don’t bother me. But the thing is now sounding like the city whoring itself out to get a few bucks. Vote NO on Measure X.

Something Stinks At ATC

Moe Says More Tourists Will Solve Everything

Never mind the minimum wage workers and those that prey on tourists that follow.

The Holman renovation will include four ocean-view penthouses, eight new stores, and 25 2,000-square-foot luxury condos.

The condos are expected to cost between $550 and $700 per square foot.

“We have never had condos built in this price range on the Monterey Peninsula with the exception of the Inn at Spanish Bay,” Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar said.

Ammar said he believes even though it’s a first for Pacific Grove, the development will be successful.

“We know it’s going to work because the demand is there,” Ammar said. “Everybody wants to live on the Central Coast. Everybody wants an ocean view. And ocean view development just doesn’t exist anymore.”

At the Tin Cannery, a 160-room hotel is being planned across the street from the aquarium.

Still in the early stages of the project, the development needs approval by the Coastal Commission. But first, the city’s voters will have to approve zoning changes that allow for a hotel.

The Chamber of Commerce predicts the hotel could bring in $30 million a year, or 25 percent of the city’s budget.

Moe Says More Tourists Will Solve Everything

Developers Want To Transform ATC To A Luxury Hotel

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Built in 1927 for use in the sardine heyday, the Tin Cannery has been home to outlet shopping since 1988 and never seemed to take off, despite the thousands of visitors exiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium across the street.

When the outlet mall had stores it was pretty good. One could get a variety of things without having to deal with the traffic. Ardan’s, Rebock, Corning and more.

If this deal fizzels, remember these names people.

“Project Bella aims to be the leading luxury hotel in the United States,” said a news release.

The project is a partnership between Domaine Hospitality Partners and the Cannery Row Co., which owns the cannery building.

Wednesday’s press conference will include Julie Packard, executive director of the aquarium, developer Ted Balestreri, Pacific Grove mayor Bill Kampe and Domaine CEO Ronald Meer.

Developers Want To Transform ATC To A Luxury Hotel

Black Light Miniature Golf – Oceans 18 – Closing

The American Tin Cannery was better in the 80s, before there was any fish prison across the street. Mr Z, Ardans and others made it a first choice to shop before going to Del Monte Center.

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“It doesn’t make a profit,” owner Jonathan Johnson said bluntly. He had two part-time employees.

Oceans 18 opened in 2007. Johnson said he first decided to pack up shop a few years ago but the building’s owners, Cannery Row Co., offered to lower the rent, so he gave it a go for a while.

There are more than a dozen empty stores at the cannery. Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, fewer than 70 people were shopping or eating despite 22 businesses, such as DB Shoes, Pendleton, Van Heusen and Candy World. A majority were eating at First Awakenings restaurant.

Black Light Miniature Golf – Oceans 18 – Closing

Who Wants More Motels On P.G.’s Shoreline?

Our elected tax grubbers, and Moe.

American Tin Cannery Outlets – Future Motel?
American Tin Cannery

No, please don’t build more motels on the beaches. Are more rooms really what we need? The crusty motels need to provide the customers their money’s worth. Tear down some of those Brokaw Halls they call lodges and build something worth coming to.

ATC should be torn down and made into a condo. Corral all them part time residents into their own vacation home paradise.

And tell Moe he can make more money selling parking spots to the ‘good ol boys club’ at his new gaudy tourist information center. I see way more cars in that lot than people in the building. What’s going on there?

Visions of tax revenues from new hotel rooms are dancing in the heads of city officials. They estimate about 80 hotel rooms could be added at existing properties, which would bring in up to $300,000 a year more to city coffers. Even more bed tax money would be generated by new hotels near Lovers Point and the Monterey Bay Aquarium where the American Tin Cannery sits.

Representatives from the business community told the council the city should pick up the tab. Moe Ammar, leader of the local Chamber of Commerce, for example, said that since the city would gain thousands of dollars in increased bed tax from new guest rooms, the city should pay.

But residents who spoke to the council said the businesses should pay.

The council split the difference, voting 6-0 that the city would put up half the money if the hospitality industry put up the other half. The city is waiting for a response..

Who Wants More Motels On P.G.’s Shoreline?

Photos – The Dumpsters Of Commerce

or “Why is there so much bird poo on the city?”
White highlights on brown wall (PG Juice & Java)
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Gulls and pigeons. Crows. Rats. Raccoons. Scavengers finding a free lunch and using Pacific Grove as a toilet. When will the merchants show that they care about P.G. more than for the money they rake in? If this is how they take care of their trash, how clean do you think the kitchens are? Are the food storage containers covered? Is the floor clean?

Pictures are totally unrehearsed. Examples are exactly as they were found. No laws were broken obtaining the pictures.

Passionfish – Overflowing trash & grease on the sidewalk:
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American Tin Cannery.
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Lighthouse Cinema
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Lighthouse Cinema – Rats at work on the popcorn.
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Fandango
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Grapes Of Wrath Catering
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Grapes Of Wrath Catering
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Hollys Cafe
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Dumpster behind Holmans.
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Dumpster behind Holmans – open to the air & contains garbage.
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Juice & Java (the place where the walls are being streaked)
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Pacific Thai – trash outside of the dumpster cubby
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Pacific Thai – grease on the sidewalk
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Pacific Grove Plaza
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Seabreeze Motel (2nd time . .)
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Zocalo
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Garbage uncovered at Zocalo
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Grease spills at Zocalo
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Latitudes
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Rons Liquor doesn’t even have a dumpster – the sidewalk is his trash can.
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Small Update – A citizen turned this matter over the Monterey County Health department, who said that in the week of the 7th the businesses will be visited. Did it happen? If it did, it made little difference.

American Tin Cannery (for the commenter below that dismissed the original photo)

Fandangos did close the lid, but the gulls take advantage of sloppy housekeeping.
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Photos – The Dumpsters Of Commerce