As if the date September 11th could slip your mind, tonight is the fateful and long-awaited Board of Supervisors hearing in which the fate of the much-protested Starbucks in the Richmond hangs in the balance.
To recap the main points: The venerable citizens of the Richmond filed an appeal on July 11th to block the construction/opening of a Starbucks branch on Geary Boulevard between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue. On August 7th, the protesters–with nearly 3000 signatures in hand–crashed the Board of Supes meeting; the Board then decided to postpone a decision (“a continuance of the vote”) until tonight, September 11th.
Oh, and somewhere along the way, a protest blog was formed, and the most recent post (last Friday) indicates that the number of signed petitions has eclipsed the 5K mark (many of whose signers will be present tonight at City Hall).
It’s going to be a fun night!
Bad maps, angry merchants and 5k worth of signatures [Stop Starbucks Blog]