Stop Starbucks in Yosemite
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Multinational corporations have no place in our National Parks. The opening of a Starbucks in Yosemite Valley opens the door to further undue development. The Park will lose its essence, making it hardly distinguishable from a chaotic and bustling commercial city.
If the Park is to bring in another outside contractor, why is it not fulfilling its commitment to Gateway Communities? Let's consider local establishments.
Additionally, why was there no transparency or public comment for this momentous decision?
This Starbucks development is a glaring slide down a slippery slope. What direction has Yosemite been heading in recent years? Where will this development take the trend? When will it stop?
Specific store details are described in the update "Misleading the Public," listed below. Most original job postings for the Yosemite Valley Lodge Starbucks have been removed since the inception of this petition. Screenshots of these postings have been taken. This one remains for now: Starbucks Store Manager - Yosemite Valley
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