Downtown Starbucks Opposition Grows
"formula" businesses can set up shop downtown.
City Council needs to hear that our community is concerned for the future of our downtown. Will we allow corporate chains to practice predatory business by moving in front of other long-time local businesses? What are major economic benefits of local business?What will our downtown look like in 10 or 20 years? Will it be a strip mall or a unique downtown for Napa Valley?We would like City Council to officially discuss this by adding it as an item to their agenda.We come to city council to share our concerns about the dangers of unchecked formula business proliferation.We want to revitalize Downtown, culturally and economically, for ourselves and for our visitors."The large corporate chains, will come in; but we, as a community, should not allow that trend to happen unchecked and uncontrolled. The future of downtown Napa should not merely be sold to the highest bidder without consideration of the impact."Please be present to show support and if you would like, come up to the mic during public comment and share your concerns.