Coffee Imperialism: Your ‘Stop Starbucks’ Update

Last time we checked in with the anti-Starbucks cohort in the Richmond, they were set to make their Frappuccino-hating voices heard at the Tuesday Board of Supervisors meeting. Well, according to the Stop STARBUCKS in the Richmond District blog (yes, a totally unbiased source), it seems the movement registered its first minor victory:

Dozens of Inner Richmond District residents and small business owners testified today to urge the SF Board of Supervisors to vote against the granting of the conditional use permit to STARBUCKS. Bryan McKeon presented some 2976 signed petitions against the STARBUCKS to the Supervisors. And, we won our first victory when D1 Supervisor Jake McGoldrick’s motion for a continuance of the vote was approved by the Board. Starbucks supporters were against the continuance but the Board voted unanimously in support of delaying the vote until 9/11. Mark Your Calendars for the Tues, September 11th meeting [4:30 pm or after] where the Board will vote on our appeal of the Starbucks permit.

Hm, something tells us interested folk won’t have to mark their calendars; they’ll probably be able to remember the date. But whatever. Also, insert your “The ‘Bucks Stops Here” joke here.

Victory at 8/7 SF Board of Supervisors Meeting [Stop Starbucks Blog]

[Photo courtesy: Counterfeit Chic]


Coffee Imperialism: Your ‘Stop Starbucks’ Update