Days after violent fights broke out as the 49ers played the Raiders at Candlestick park Saturday, officials pledged to crack down on tailgating and alcohol abuse at games — and they aren't the only ones. Bayview religious and community leaders are demanding that the new Fresh & Easy supermarket on Third and Carroll streets — about a mile from the stadium — remove alcohol from its shelves.
The coalition argues that Fresh & Easy's self check-out model is can easily be abused by minors.
“According to multiple independent studies, the machines fail about 20 percent of the time,” Reverend Carol Been, senior organizer of Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice, told SF Weekly. “But Fresh & Easy is pretty adamant that they think it's safe.”