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.