September 16, 2008
JustQuotes: Defining A Meal (And The Neighborhood) In North Beach
"It sounds absurd, but the definition of a meal - and whether two or three appetizers count as one - is at the core of a 318-page proposal by Supervisor Aaron Peskin. The idea isn't to argue the semantics of food, but to find a way to keep North Beach from being overrun by new bars and restaurants. The complex legislation would allow a restaurant or bar to replace one that's closed. But it would prevent new ones from moving into now-empty storefronts."
∙ North Beach planning effort hinges on a meal [SFGate]
First Published: September 16, 2008 10:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Speechless. But a little peckish. Maybe its time for breakfast? If that's still allowed in Commie-SF....
Posted by: Jimmy (Bitter Renter) at September 16, 2008 10:11 AM
Great idea to restrict uses and let all the storefronts go vacant. It will make Columbus Ave. look great. God forbid a clean, successful restaurant generating tax revenue for the City and foot traffic for other retailers.
Posted by: gh at September 16, 2008 10:13 AM
Welcome to Disneyland! Sorry we've let the place get a bit shabby, but we're still going to ensure that we have exactly the right mix of shops, restaurants, and boarded-up storefronts!
Posted by: Dave at September 16, 2008 11:24 AM
This makes perfect sense!
Posted by: sf at September 16, 2008 11:32 AM
Yeah, but I understand where he's coming from. You have 2 lines in NB:
- One is the shopping cart line you find in all of SF once the slope goes over 5%.
- Another is the Sunday Morning barf line. Usually under 15% slopes. You're welcome with a Pizza meets Beer meets Liquor dried contraption.
Posted by: San FronziScheme at September 16, 2008 11:38 AM
I'm supporting Lynn Jefferson for Supervisor in District 3 precisely because she thinks is terrible legislation:
Posted by: Dennis at September 16, 2008 12:50 PM
why let citizens decide anything?
I think we should just legislate everything
SF can turn into a SUPER-HOA!!! hooray!
I mean, we can choose for each neighborhood approved colors, approved styles, approved businesses, approved renovations, everything
I think we should dip San Francisco in a big bag of wax, and preserve it just like it is for all time! Then it will be perfect, just like it was in 1967! hooray!
Posted by: ex SF-er at September 16, 2008 3:05 PM