Don't Evict A Neighborhood Grocer in Brooklyn
  • Petitioning J. Crew

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J. Crew

Don't Evict A Neighborhood Grocer in Brooklyn

    1. Carl Foner
    2. Petition by

      Carl Foner

      Brooklyn, NY

Pacific Green has been a neighborhood institution in Cobble Hill since it opened in 2001. It provides great food and great service, and is beloved by the community. Fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, and lots of other foods fill the store. The friendly staff is always there to help you find whatever you need.


All that is about to change. The landlord has told them they are going to have to leave by the end of the year. A new J. Crew is set to open up in their space. The owners of Pacific Green have offered to pay more money, but the landlord has not changed his mind.

Locally owned businesses are part of the fabric of communities. They provide good jobs, they put money back into the community, and they support and understand the issues affecting the community. National chains don't have that same connection to the community.

Tell J. Crew not to move forward with this location. They can find another place that doesn't displace a local business. They may not be the ones directly forcing Pacific Green to close, but if they decide not to use this location, Pacific Green will be saved.

Please support our local businesses. Save Pacific Green!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. 1250! And The News Keeps Spreading.

      Carl Foner
      Petition Organizer

      We've reached 1250 signatures!

      We've reached 1250 signatures so far. Thanks everyone for signing the petition, sharing information, and spreading the word. Thank you also to those who have offered ideas and suggestions. It's great to see this community coming together to work towards something we care about.

      We've gotten a lot of good press since the last update: Brooklyn Bugle, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Grub Street, and more. (See our Facebook page for more details.) It's great to see the story spread.

      We're continuing to press forward. We'll be sure to keep you up to date with any more news. And feel free to pass along any news you encounter as well.

      Thanks again!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Over 700 Signatures And Growing!

      Carl Foner
      Petition Organizer

      Word continues to spread and the petition continues to grow. It's obvious from reading through the comments how much Pacific Green is an integral part of the neighborhood. We're going to continue doing what we can to save it.

      We're continuing to reach out and share our stories, and other people are hearing us. News about the petition was picked up by DNAinfo (http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130612/cobble-hill/cobble-hill-local-starts-petition-save-grocery-shop-from-jcrew-takeover).

      We started a Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-Crew-Dont-Evict-A-Neighborhood-Grocer-in-Brooklyn/385901111520197). You can follow us there as well.

      The more people who sign the petition, the more influence we can have. So don't forget to share the petition with your friends. Sharing personal stories (on Facebook, your blog, etc.) about what Pacific Green means to you is also a great way to spread the word.

      Thanks for doing everything you can to get the word out.

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. The News Is Spreading

      Carl Foner
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone for your support. The news is really starting to spread. In just a few short days, we've reached over 100 signatures! The petition also just got mentioned by the Cobble Hill Blog.

      Please remember to share the petition. The more support we can show, the more impact we can have.

      We're also brainstorming different ideas to help bring about a positive resolution. If anyone wants to help, please feel free to be in touch.

      Together we can do this!

    7. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Kristin Rahl NEW WINDSOR, NY
      • 14 days ago

      It's a great grocer with insanely fresh fruits!

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    • Sherri Venokur BROOKLYN, NY
      • 4 months ago

      One reason our neighborhood is great is the many independent stores and the few chain stores -- let's keep it that way.

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    • Rachel J Daniell BROOKLYN, NY
      • 4 months ago

      I rely on Pacific Green!

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    • Amanda Whidden GIBSONTON, FL
      • 5 months ago

      Big corporations should not be able to bully or come before small business owner's. Every citizen has the right to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness. Small businesses are what gives this country hope of pulling out of this financial mess. This country is tired of being owned buy huge greedy corporations!

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    • Michael Curley BROOKLYN, NY
      • 6 months ago

      I would like to see the landlord work with Pacific Green and find a way to let them stay - this is an important business in our neighborhood and replacing it with a J Crew would be detrimental to everyone.

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