KEEP NOE VALLEY BUSINESSES LOCAL -- BREAK THE CHAIN
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Help us preserve the unique character of Noe Valley by opposing a permit that would allow the Los Angeles based chain store Healthy Spot to open a formula retail pet store and grooming salon on 24th Street; literally steps from The Animal Company and 2 blocks from VIP Grooming. Allowing this chain store into our neighborhood could:
- Significantly harm locally owned and run pet stores and grooming shops,
- Raise prices and lower quality,
- Detract from the unique quality of our neighborhood,
- Open the door to other formula retailers,
- Raise store front lease rates which will lead to more vacancies in our commercial corridors.
There are already 10 pet related businesses within 1.5 miles of this location that offer the same or similar pet foods, products and services that stand to be negatively affected by this chain. We already compete in crowded and well served neighborhood markets. It appears they picked this location in order to drive out our independent, small businesses with unfair advantages and pricing in order to encroach on the customer bases we’ve spent years building and supporting.
Send a clear message to the San Francisco Planning Department that this business is not needed or desired in Noe Valley: DENY A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO THIS FORMULA RETAIL CHAIN.
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