Community Says 'No' to In-N-Out

Locals in Walnut Creek are up in arms over a proposed In-N-Out Burger. Columnist Tom Barnidge says that while "provincialism often is the catalyst for complaint," there is reason to protest in this case.

Barnidge writes:

"With apologies to the enthusiastic souls who constitute the tea party, there are no political activists quite as ardent as homeowners confronting unwanted change in their neighborhood."

"When we first learned of this tempest, we expected that protesters had overreacted, that they were making a Double-Double out of a Happy Meal. But after visiting the site and the neighborhood, we changed our mind. The homeowners have a legitimate beef, if you will pardon the expression."

Bright lights, late hours and a steady stream of traffic through residential streets are some of the legitimate claims, according to the Contra Costa Times.

Thanks to Matt Lasky

Full Story: Barnidge: Residents have reason to be up in arms over In-N-Out


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