On the request of Supervisor David Campos, the San Francisco Planning Commission postponed a decision on whether to allow a Fresh & Easy to open up in the Mission.
The proposed Fresh & Easy on South Van Ness Avenue, between 23rd and 24th streets, met early opposition from neighbors who were concerned with the company’s track record when it comes to union labor.
It’s unclear what issues need to be worked out. At a community meeting last year, some neighbors were concenered that the self-checkout lanes could make it easier for underage customers to steal alcohol.
One thing is clear though: Fresh & Easy has agreed to hire 100 of its store employees(about 25) from within the neighborhood.
The commission will hear the proposal at its March 15 meeting.