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San Francisco to Chain Stores: Get Out!

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From Juneau to Jacksonville, we Americans share, as much as anything, a common commercial experience, a fractal pattern of retail at once comforting and mind-numbing. We all need to watch what will happen in San Francisco!

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Sue H. (6)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:11 pm
Interesting article. Hope San Francisco keeps paying attention to it's citizens as they re-evaluate the retail formula.

Candy L. (473)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 11:04 pm
San Francisco is a city, that really has nowhere to build unless something burns down or gets hit by a earthquake. The McDonald's at Fisherman's wharf doesn't let customers use the rest rooms. Very expensive to live there. Lived on Haight Street back in the 60's in a one bedroom flat for 90.00 & thought that was high. because in other areas the rent went from 35.00 to 50.00. Those were the Day's! Walked, or rode the bus everywhere & at anytime for just 15 cents & transfers were free.

Danuta Watola (1264)
Monday September 2, 2013, 2:42 am

Aileen P. (40)
Monday September 2, 2013, 3:22 am

Kath P. (9)
Monday September 2, 2013, 3:35 am
Keeping it unique would be desirable

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday September 2, 2013, 4:15 am
dave gorman - america unchained

Gloria picchetti (310)
Monday September 2, 2013, 5:49 am
Well there is one place in the world with common sense!

Peggy A. (0)
Monday September 2, 2013, 6:32 am

Scott haakon (4)
Monday September 2, 2013, 12:31 pm
Misleading title. It is a planning situation not any ban. It makes sense that new business fit in the neighborhood. But there is a lot of creativity that can be done.

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday September 2, 2013, 2:18 pm
What fortitude it took for San Francisco, to even make this recommendation.
If you want to talk about giving back your community to the small businessman, this is it.
Remember, Big Business will not like this idea and will fight with all their might.

Candy L. is right. San Francisco has no where else to build; add to that, the slow constant erosion of the West Coast, and you have a disaster, in the making.

Having lived in Pittsburgh all my life, I never expected to appreciate California as much as I did. It is a most fascinating area of our country, magnificent, and awe-inspiring. My 3-week vacation there was, without a doubt, one of my best.

Colleen L. (3)
Monday September 2, 2013, 2:30 pm
Interesting article. Thanks Judy

Birgit W. (159)
Monday September 2, 2013, 2:55 pm
Interesting, thank you.
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