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Friday, January 18, 2008

Board of Supes Vs. Starbucks, Redux: Back In The Richmond

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Even a Board-of-Supervisors-sized smackdown last year hasn't stopped Starbucks from wiggling into the embattled Richmond District. The behemoth coffee slingers vied to open a new store at the corner of Fifth and Geary but thanks to newly-passed chain store regulations and a 4,000-strong petition against the proposal, the Board of Supes voted 9-1 against the shop.

But like a wounded animal clinging to life against the bigger, badder predator (McDonald's in this case), Eater SF reports that the chain:

"had the audacity to sneak a kiosk into the Safeway store at Cabrillo and Eighth. And without the proper permits, no less!"

-- Brian Bernbaum

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