Bayview Community Leaders Want Fresh & Easy to Halt Alcohol Sales

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.”

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