Western Addition might soon join ranks with North Beach and Hayes Valley by restricting the ability of chain stores with “standardized merchandise and esthetics” (e.g. Starbucks) to locate within their neighborhoods. A proposed ordinance, also in the works for Cole Valley, would severely restrict chains with 11 or more stores from opening on Divisadero Street between Hayes and Turk.
And despite our headline, we have nothing against Starbucks…
· Divisadero chain stores on endangered list [Examiner]

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