Monday, August 6, 2007

Richmond coffee fight brews in S.F. - San Francisco Examiner

Coffee Fight Brews in SF - Richmond Districtl
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Aug 6, 2007 3:00 AM (15 hrs ago) by Alexandria Rocha, The Examiner

Starbucks is planning to open a 750-square-foot store at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Geary Boulevard.
SAN FRANCISCO - Members of an Inner Richmond neighborhood group are fighting the opening of a new Starbucks, saying a nearby Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Burger King are already turning the area into a strip mall.
Jesse Fink, who heads the Clement Street Merchants Association, which represents about 30 businesses in the Richmond district, has appealed a June 14 decision by the San Francisco Planning Commission to allow Starbucks to open a second shop in the Richmond district on Geary Boulevard at Fifth Avenue. The Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on the matter at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

Don't you have anything better to do?! Is the biggest problem facing your neighborhood really a coffee shop?

Eric Mar, don't you have, like, *schools* to run or something?!

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that your little anti-compeitive plan has back fired on you. I stopped in for coffee @ velo rouge this morning and saw this protest sign. I hate this type of hypocrisy and I won't be going to your shop anymore.

Anonymous said...

if your coffee's any good, there shouldn't be a problem, right?