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MARY ANN COMES, San Clemente

This building really pushes boundaries and doesn’t maintain tradition. It is really huge and overbears the little Ole sitting next to it.

Many of my friends said they couldn’t believe that they got away with it. The owners used Jim Holloway, former community development director of the city. That’s why they got away with it. 

Holloway knew how to push buttons with the city. This building will be the beginning of another Irvine or Huntington Beach. Is this what you want?

More residents need to be more observant on what is happening on Del Mar. One of the fears many of us had is that someone would buy up four lots on Del Mar and build big. That is exactly what they did. 

One more building like this one on Del Mar will destroy everything we love about San Clemente. The owners are giving us lots of spin that the building is unique and that everyone is going to be happy with an upscale steak restaurant.

Steak? Really? So many residents are now vegans or vegetarians.

They are putting a mural up on the side of the building of Ole Hanson. That’s nice. I guess that makes it OK what they built. 

Please, everyone; please be more proactive on what builders want to build in this city.

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