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The Wall Street Journal stopped by Bi-Rite and talked to Sam Mogannam. He said he is excited about expanding his empire to Divisadero Street.
Per the Journal:
Bi-Rite is preparing to open its second grocery store later this year or early next year in the city’s “North-of-Panhandle,” or “NoPa,” neighborhood. The move will cost about $1.5 million, excluding equipment and inventory, and about 50 staffers will be added, bringing Bi-Rite’s total employees at its two grocery stores to roughly 165….
Mr. Mogannam says he is expecting sales growth for the company to slow as customers who used to travel to the Mission from other parts of the city migrate to the new location.
Speaking of Divisadero Street, the Chronicle looked into neighbors’ complaints of tour buses on their beloved streets:
Part of the problem, Chronicle Watch has learned, is that several agencies have oversight authority: The city Department of Public Health oversees noise violations from the buses’ loudspeakers; the Municipal Transportation Agency oversees parking violations; and the Police Department must enforce moving violations.
Because tour buses tend to be from out of town and drive across county lines, it’s hard for city agencies to crack down. All tour buses are registered through the state Public Utilities Commission.
Neighbors and officials agree that the worst offenders are usually a small portion of all tour buses. Some of the bus companies and tour groups from out of town don’t know the rules or don’t care to follow them.
Sounds like a mess. Is it only a matter of time before they come to the Mission?
Have a good day!