Valencia Street Un-Chained

Photo courtesy flickr/Mary Jane Watson

Photo courtesy flickr/Mary Jane Watson

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The New Yorker’s Currency blog explores the Mission’s efforts to preserve Valencia Street as a “‘wildlife sanctuary’ for independent boutiques, bars and restaurants” ahead of the Oct. 9 Board of Appeals rehearing.

Are one-off designer bike shops all that different from chains like Jack Spade? When it comes to the price point, maybe not — but the group Keep Valencia Local continues the fight to keep the neighborhood un-chained.

Read the full New Yorker article and Mission Local’s previous coverage of Jack Spade here.

One Comment

  1. Pamela

    Yet the Mission District has an overwhelming amount of Verizon stores, McDonald’s, Western Union check cashing joints, Walgreens, Big Lots, & the list goes on.
    On the other hand, if a Peet’s, Starbucks would move into the area, that block would improve, other good businesses would follow, crime would go down.

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