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La Boulange Triumphs, Arizmendi Loses, in Sunset Squabble

The big new Sunset La Boulange, due sometime later.
The big new Sunset La Boulange, due sometime later. Photo: Courtesy of La Boulange

We’ve quietly been watching and waiting to see what was going to happen with this little fight out in the Sunset between established independent bakery Arizmendi (1331 Ninth Avenue) and growing local bakery chain La Boulange. The latter applied to the Planning Commission to move into a new condo building at 1266 Ninth Avenue, and nearby Arizmendi balked. The argued, somewhat convincingly, that La Boulange was becoming a formula retail chain and that they’re represent unfair competition entering a neighborhood that was already home to six bakeries within three blocks. Well, alas, the planning folk approved La Boulange and the development it’s in yesterday, so that’s that. La Boulange’s rapid growth remains unabated, and you can look for La Boulange du Dome to open early next month on the fourth floor of the Westfield. [Scoop]

La Boulange Triumphs, Arizmendi Loses, in Sunset Squabble