An Ordinance To Restrict Chain Stores

A San Francisco ordinance would restrict 'formula retail stores' from entering the Hayes Valley community.

"The measure... bans chains with more than 11 outlets and a standardized look from opening in the trendy-chic enclave of Hayes Valley... It places tight restrictions on any chain store hoping to move into Cole Valley — where residents and merchants recently fought a losing battle to keep out Walgreens after learning of its lease too late. And it requires all chain stores to notify neighbors of plans to open in any of the city's designated Neighborhood Commercial Districts."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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