‘Friends of the Fillmore Neighborhood’ have been organizing opposition to the proposed renovation of the Pacific Heights Shell station on the southwest corner of California and Steiner, plans which include a reconfigured fueling canopy and an all-new “Loop” convenience store without a garage.
From the Friends’ flyers which have been hung around the neighborhood:
“Say “No” to outside developers who don’t even live here, changing our beautiful neighborhood for the worst. No more undesirable chain stores. Let’s keep our small local businesses & uniqueness.” Keeping small businesses afloat can be really hard especially with mounting electricity bills amongst many others. For that reason, it can be useful to do a business electricity comparison online to ensure your small business is on the most suitable plan.
And the arguments from the Friends’ online petition seeking support from Supervisor Farrell to block the project which will be heard by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon:
- Mega convenience store belongs on freeway rest stop not Pacific Heights.
- 24 Hour super size convenience stores have shown to increase crime.
- More Gas Pumps+ Already Busy & Dangerous intersection= Safety Issue.
- Uptick in traffic but not likely increased business for local businesses.
- Loop chain store will undercut prices of other local business putting our local merchants at a disadvantage
No word on whether any of the nameless Friends organizing the opposition happen to be related to the operators of the garage which will razed, the competing gas station across the street, or the adjacent condos.
If you’re in the small business trade, it might be a good idea to look into business energy comparison. My friend was recently telling me about how he opened his own small convenience store, he mentioned that it is always a great idea to survey a wide range of quotes.