Save the Beloved Hollywood Super Mart!

Save the Beloved Hollywood Super Mart!

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Lara Jordenia started this petition to Los Angeles City Council and

Say NO to 7-11! Save our local family-run businesses!

"It was recently brought to the attention of our Franklin Village neighborhood that the car garage near Franklin ave and Vista Del Mar is seeking to lease their property to a 7-11. The entire community strongly opposes this move. 

Our neighborhood already has a wonderful, family owned convenience store, Hollywood Super Mart, located adjacent to the car garage site in question on Franklin Avenue. Hollywood Super Mart has been an institution for our neighborhood for several years–providing snacks, produce, and even organic/health items not found at most convenience stores. During the pandemic, they have also been able to provide hard-to-find PPE items, including masks, sanitary wipes, cleaners, paper towels, and other items not readily found at other larger local stores. The owners, Paul and Lara, work day and night to find these items and provide them for their neighbors, going the extra mile to even make personal runs to suppliers. They are beloved by the neighborhood and routinely frequented by its inhabitants. 

Adding a 7-11 next to them seems counter-intuitive and deliberately destructive. Several other local businesses/restaurants operate in Hollywood Super Mart's plaza, including Kettle Glazed, Thai Pepper, and Papilles (a Michelin starred restaurant), all of whom share in the neighborhood desire to support local businesses, run by our fellow Angelenos. 

This year has reinforced the importance of community. Whether it’s volunteer work with community pantries or giving extra masks to my neighbors next door, I have loved seeing the residents of Franklin Village come together as a community to support one another. Hollywood Super Mart is an institution and a monument to that energy, and the entire neighborhood demands the city and neighborhood councils not allow a major outside corporate chain to inflict further financial strain and hardship on our local, family-run businesses during an already difficult year compounded by an ongoing pandemic."

-Neighbors in Support of Hollywood Super Mart

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