Dot-Com Backlash To Save Cultural Landmark

San Francisco bookstore to be deemed as an endagered landmark not for architectural value but purely for its cultural significance.

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September 5, 2000, 3:00 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

City Lights, a San Francisco bookstore frequented by Jack Kerouc and other noted writers has been deemed an endagered landmark not for architectural value but purely for its cultural significance. "The campaign to help City Lights and other historic sites endure is one sign of a growing backlash against the gold rush transformingSan Francisco into an expensive playground for Internet fortune-seekers settling here and in nearby Silicon Valley." Activists are protesting against the "clear-cutting of San Francisco community and culture" and this fall's ballot features measures to prevent dot-coms from invading neighborhoods.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Monday, September 4, 2000 in The Washington Post


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