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Amazon planira u sljedećih 10 godina otvoriti 2.000 trgovina mješovitom robom

Amazon planira u sljedećih 10 godina otvoriti 2.000 trgovina mješovitom robom

Pilot prodavnice predviđene za Seattle i New York City su u toku

Neke robne marke AmazonFresh uključuju kavu, orahe i dječju hranu.

Amazon ne želi stati na tome robne marke sa svoje mrežne usluge trgovine, AmazonFresh, koji je pokrenut u Seattleu 2007. Sada, mrežni trgovac na malo planira otvoriti trgovine mješovitom robom diljem Sjedinjenih Država s do 2.000 lokacija u sljedećih 10 godina.

Amazonov pilot program sastoji se od 20 lokacija koje će biti otvorene do 2018. godine u Seattleu, Las Vegasu, New Yorku, Miamiju i području zaljeva, Business Insider prijavljeno. Tokom pilot programa postojat će dvije vrste trgovina: jedna će djelovati kao vožnja putem preuzimanja narudžbi putem interneta, a jedna će biti tradicionalna trgovina.

Amazonova vizija za veliki broj trgovina mješovitom robom ambiciozna je s obzirom na potencijalne buduće konkurente Trgovac Joe's i Walmart već ima 453 i 5.000 trgovina u SAD -u.

Na pitanje hoće li trgovine s namirnicama biti otvorene za javnost ili samo za članove Amazona tek treba odgovoriti.


Protivnici uništavaju Whole Foods koji planiraju otvoriti S.F. prodavnica u Western Addition

Komisija za planiranje odobrila je Whole Foods da zauzme dugo upražnjeno mjesto u centru grada.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Christopher Shields (lijevo) kupuje sa suprugom Shadom St. Louisom u Whole Foods u Castru 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Znak za City Center, tržni centar u kojem se Whole Foods želi otvoriti, vidi se pored Targeta i Chipotlea.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Kate Brown (lijevo) razgovara s Caitlin Landesberg, osnivačicom i izvršnom direktoricom kompanije Sufferfest Beer Company, i Danni Zuralow, dok je u srijedu isprobavala besplatne uzorke njihovih piva Epic Pilsner i Taper IPA u Whole Foodsu na Potrero Hillu u San Franciscu u Kaliforniji. , 31. avgusta 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pešak nosi masku dok u martu prolazi pored znaka za Tržnicu pune hrane u San Francisku. Druga trgovina predložena za naselje Western Addition bila bi gradska osma Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pokušaji otvaranja trgovine Whole Foods & rsquo da se otvori u maloprodajnom prostoru koji je tri godine bio prazan u San Franciscu & rsquos Western Addition mogu kasniti godinama.

Odbor nadzornika odobrio je u utorak navečer žalbu protivnika predložene trgovine, koja će zahtijevati da Whole Foods prođe ekološku reviziju, proces koji može trajati godinama. Komisija za planiranje prethodno je izglasala izuzeće trgovine od revizije, ali će morati ponovo glasati o projektu nakon što se završi.

Nadzornici su doveli u pitanje zaključak Komisije za planiranje & rsquos da će projekt Whole Foods imati mali ili mali utjecaj na okoliš, unatoč većim emisijama dizela i većim putovanjima kamionima i automobilima do trgovine, nakon što se otvori. Nadzornici su zatražili daljnje proučavanje.

Odluka je naišla na negodovanje mnogih lokalnih stanovnika koji podržavaju projekt u centru grada San Francisca, trgovačkom centru u četvrti Anza Vista na rubu okruga Richmond u blizini bogatih četvrti kao što su Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights i Laurel Heights. Trgovina bi potaknula ekonomiju u vrijeme kada San Francisco trpi zbog pandemije koronavirusa, a drugi trgovci naglo padaju.

& ldquoRozočarani smo što je Nadzorni odbor izglasao naš prijedlog da se tržište cijele hrane dovede u prazan maloprodajni prostor u centru grada, & rdquo rekao je glasnogovornik Whole Foodsa u saopćenju. & ldquoUsred pandemije, projekt bi osigurao 200 novih radnih mjesta,. 10 miliona dolara u građevinskim radovima i prikladan pristup visokokvalitetnoj hrani za susjede. & Rdquo

Protivnici Whole Foodsa koji su podnijeli žalbu uključuju United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 i stanovnike Julie Fisher i Tony Vargas. Osim zabrinutosti u prometu, kritizirali su projekt jer nitko od radnika Whole Food & rsquosa nije član sindikata, što je ozbiljna briga & rdquo za vrijeme pandemije koronavirusa kada su radnici u trgovini u velikom riziku od zaraze.

Neki zaposlenici Whole Foodsa protestirali su i odbili raditi ranije ove godine zbog sigurnosnih razloga.

Svi trgovački lanci s 11 ili više lokacija u SAD -u moraju proći kroz duži postupak izdavanja dozvola za rad u većini gradskih četvrti rsquos. Proces se može produžiti ako se uključe pregledi okoliša. Nedavno je odeljenju Safeway & rsquos Andronico & rsquos Community Markets trebalo oko tri godine da dobije odobrenje za otvaranje u blizini, uprkos useljenju na dugo upražnjeno mesto koje je ranije držalo prodavnicu prehrambenih proizvoda.

Kritičari kažu da je sistem pokvaren. Anna Marlene Cressman, stanovnica okruga Richmond, rekla je da je odluka "ldquopure birokratija."

Tokom dijela sa sastancima za komentare javnosti, pozvali su se i drugi stanovnici koji su živjeli u tom području uz ogromnu podršku Whole Foodsa. Kažu da je lokacija već tri godine prazna, stvarajući bijedu, a trgovina mješovitom robom donijet će u susjedstvo više mogućnosti svježe hrane i radnih mjesta. Pristalice su također ukazale na poteškoće u pridobijanju stanara jer se maloprodajni sektor i dalje bori i umanjuje svoju situaciju pogoršanu pandemijom.

U pismu podnesenom Komisiji za planiranje ovog ljeta, Mark Wolfe, advokat protivnika, napisao je da će trgovina stvoriti zastoj u saobraćaju od isporuke kamiona i izgradnje, što će dovesti do povećanja zagađenja zraka i buke oko lokacije trgovačkog centra u ulici 2675 Geary Blvd.

Na sastanku u utorak, Wolfe je rekao da je lijek za situaciju naručivanje pregleda okoliša.

Jim Araby, predstavnik UFCW -a, rekao je prije sastanka da su trgovine snažnije posjećene od trgovina elektronikom i da su zabrinutosti u vezi sa zagađenjem zraka stvarne.

Julie Fisher, lokalna stanovnica i članica sindikata trgovine, rekla je da pozdravlja dobar izvor hrane za susjedstvo, ali ne i Amazon ili Jeff Bezos, & ldquoi način na koji zarađuje. & Rdquo Amazon je 2017. godine kupio Whole Foods. dolazak druge trgovine Whole Foods sa zaposlenima koji nisu sindikati i navodi se da trgovac mješovitom robom i njegova matična kompanija nisu bili transparentni, niti su se tokom pandemije pravilno brinuli o radnicima.

& ldquoNiske plate i niske naknade nisu ono što je zajednici potrebno, "rekao je Fisher.


Protivnici uništavaju Whole Foods koji planiraju otvoriti S.F. prodavnica u Western Addition

Komisija za planiranje odobrila je Whole Foods da zauzme dugo upražnjeno mjesto u centru grada.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Christopher Shields (lijevo) kupuje sa suprugom Shadom St. Louisom u Whole Foods u Castru 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Znak za City Center, tržni centar u kojem se Whole Foods želi otvoriti, vidi se pored Targeta i Chipotlea.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Kate Brown (lijevo) razgovara s Caitlin Landesberg, osnivačicom i izvršnom direktoricom kompanije Sufferfest Beer Company, i Danni Zuralow, dok je u srijedu isprobavala besplatne uzorke njihovih piva Epic Pilsner i Taper IPA u Whole Foodsu na Potrero Hillu u San Franciscu u Kaliforniji. , 31. avgusta 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pešak nosi masku dok u martu prolazi pored znaka za Tržnicu pune hrane u San Francisku. Druga trgovina predložena za naselje Western Addition bila bi gradska osma Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pokušaji otvaranja trgovine Whole Foods & rsquo da se otvore u maloprodajnom prostoru koji je tri godine bio prazan u San Franciscu & rsquos Western Addition mogu biti odgođeni godinama.

Odbor nadzornika odobrio je u utorak navečer žalbu protivnika predložene trgovine, koja će zahtijevati da se Whole Foods podvrgne pregledu okoliša, što može potrajati godinama. Komisija za planiranje prethodno je izglasala izuzeće trgovine od revizije, ali će morati ponovo glasati o projektu nakon što se završi.

Nadzornici su doveli u pitanje zaključak Komisije za planiranje & rsquos da će projekt Whole Foods imati mali ili mali utjecaj na okoliš, unatoč većim emisijama dizela i većim putovanjima kamionima i automobilima do trgovine, nakon što se otvori. Nadzornici su zatražili daljnje proučavanje.

Odluka je naišla na negodovanje mnogih lokalnih stanovnika koji podržavaju projekt u centru grada San Francisca, trgovačkom centru u četvrti Anza Vista na rubu okruga Richmond u blizini bogatih četvrti kao što su Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights i Laurel Heights. Trgovina bi potaknula ekonomiju u vrijeme kada San Francisco trpi zbog pandemije koronavirusa, a drugi trgovci naglo padaju.

& ldquoRozočarani smo što je Nadzorni odbor izglasao naš prijedlog da se tržište cijele hrane dovede u prazan maloprodajni prostor u centru grada, & rdquo rekao je glasnogovornik Whole Foodsa u saopćenju. & ldquo Usred pandemije, projekt bi osigurao 200 novih radnih mjesta,. 10 miliona dolara u građevinskim radovima i prikladan pristup visokokvalitetnoj hrani za susjede. & Rdquo

Protivnici Whole Foodsa koji su podnijeli žalbu uključuju United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 i stanovnike Julie Fisher i Tony Vargas. Osim zabrinutosti u prometu, kritizirali su projekt jer nitko od radnika Whole Food & rsquosa nije član sindikata, što je ozbiljna briga & rdquo za vrijeme pandemije koronavirusa kada su radnici u trgovini u velikom riziku od zaraze.

Neki zaposlenici Whole Foodsa protestirali su i odbili raditi ranije ove godine zbog sigurnosnih razloga.

Svi trgovački lanci s 11 ili više lokacija u SAD -u moraju proći kroz duži postupak izdavanja dozvola za rad u većini gradskih četvrti rsquos. Proces se može produžiti ako se uključe pregledi okoliša. Nedavno je odeljenju Safeway & rsquos Andronico & rsquos Community Markets trebalo oko tri godine da dobije odobrenje za otvaranje u blizini, uprkos useljenju na dugo upražnjeno mesto koje je ranije držalo prodavnicu prehrambenih proizvoda.

Kritičari kažu da je sistem pokvaren. Anna Marlene Cressman, stanovnica okruga Richmond, rekla je da je odluka "ldquopure birokratija."

Tokom dijela sa sastancima za komentare javnosti, pozvali su se i drugi stanovnici koji su živjeli u tom području uz ogromnu podršku Whole Foodsa. Kažu da je lokacija već tri godine prazna, stvarajući bijedu, a trgovina mješovitom robom donijet će u susjedstvo više mogućnosti svježe hrane i radnih mjesta. Pristalice su također ukazale na poteškoće u pridobijanju stanara jer se maloprodajni sektor nastavlja boriti i umanjiti svoju situaciju pogoršanu pandemijom.

U pismu podnesenom Komisiji za planiranje ovog ljeta, Mark Wolfe, advokat protivnika, napisao je da će trgovina stvoriti zastoj u saobraćaju od isporuke kamiona i izgradnje, što će dovesti do povećanja zagađenja zraka i buke oko lokacije trgovačkog centra u ulici 2675 Geary Blvd.

Na sastanku u utorak, Wolfe je rekao da je lijek za situaciju naručivanje pregleda okoliša.

Jim Araby, predstavnik UFCW -a, rekao je prije sastanka da su trgovine snažnije posjećene od trgovina elektronikom i da su zabrinutosti u vezi sa zagađenjem zraka stvarne.

Julie Fisher, lokalna stanovnica i članica sindikata trgovine, rekla je da pozdravlja dobar izvor hrane za susjedstvo, ali ne i Amazon ili Jeff Bezos, & ldquoi način na koji zarađuje. & Rdquo 2017. Amazon je kupio Whole Foods 2017. Neki su upozorili da dolazak druge trgovine Whole Foods sa zaposlenima koji nisu sindikati i za koju se tvrdi da trgovina mješovitom robom i njena matična kompanija nisu bili transparentni, niti su se tokom pandemije pravilno brinuli o radnicima.

& ldquoNiske plate i niske naknade nisu ono što je zajednici potrebno, "rekao je Fisher.


Protivnici uništavaju Whole Foods koji planiraju otvoriti S.F. prodavnica u Western Addition

Komisija za planiranje odobrila je Whole Foods da zauzme dugo upražnjeno mjesto u centru grada.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Christopher Shields (lijevo) kupuje sa suprugom Shadom St. Louisom u Whole Foods u Castru 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Znak za City Center, trgovački centar u kojem se Whole Foods želi otvoriti, vidi se pored Targeta i Chipotlea.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Kate Brown (lijevo) razgovara s Caitlin Landesberg, osnivačicom i izvršnom direktoricom kompanije Sufferfest Beer Company, i Danni Zuralow, dok je u srijedu isprobavala besplatne uzorke njihovih piva Epic Pilsner i Taper IPA u Whole Foodsu na Potrero Hillu u San Franciscu u Kaliforniji. , 31. avgusta 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pešak nosi masku dok u martu prolazi pored znaka za Tržnicu pune hrane u San Francisku. Druga trgovina predložena za naselje Western Addition bila bi gradska osma Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pokušaji otvaranja trgovine Whole Foods & rsquo da se otvore u maloprodajnom prostoru koji je tri godine bio prazan u San Franciscu & rsquos Western Addition mogu biti odgođeni godinama.

Odbor nadzornika odobrio je u utorak navečer žalbu protivnika predložene trgovine, koja će zahtijevati da se Whole Foods podvrgne pregledu okoliša, što može potrajati godinama. Komisija za planiranje je ranije glasala za izuzimanje prodavnice od revizije, ali će morati da glasa ponovo o projektu nakon što se završi.

Nadzornici su doveli u pitanje zaključak Komisije za planiranje & rsquos da će projekt Whole Foods imati mali ili mali utjecaj na okoliš, unatoč većim emisijama dizela i većim putovanjima kamionima i automobilima do trgovine, nakon što se otvori. Nadzornici su zatražili daljnje proučavanje.

Odluka je naišla na negodovanje mnogih lokalnih stanovnika koji podržavaju projekt u centru grada San Francisca, trgovačkom centru u četvrti Anza Vista na rubu okruga Richmond u blizini bogatih četvrti kao što su Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights i Laurel Heights. Trgovina bi potaknula ekonomiju u vrijeme kada San Francisco trpi zbog pandemije koronavirusa, a drugi trgovci naglo padaju.

& ldquoRozočarani smo što je Nadzorni odbor glasao protiv našeg prijedloga da se tržište cijele hrane dovede u prazan maloprodajni prostor u centru grada, & rdquo rekao je glasnogovornik Whole Foodsa u saopćenju. & ldquo Usred pandemije, projekt bi osigurao 200 novih radnih mjesta,. 10 miliona dolara u građevinskim radovima i prikladan pristup visokokvalitetnoj hrani za susjede. & Rdquo

Protivnici Whole Foodsa koji su podnijeli žalbu uključuju United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 i stanovnike Julie Fisher i Tony Vargas. Osim zabrinutosti u prometu, kritizirali su projekt jer nitko od radnika Whole Food & rsquosa nije član sindikata, što je ozbiljna briga & rdquo za vrijeme pandemije koronavirusa kada su radnici u trgovini u velikom riziku od zaraze.

Neki zaposlenici Whole Foodsa protestirali su i odbili raditi ranije ove godine zbog sigurnosnih razloga.

Svi trgovački lanci s 11 ili više lokacija u SAD -u moraju proći kroz duži postupak izdavanja dozvola za rad u većini gradskih četvrti rsquos. Proces se može produžiti ako se uključe pregledi okoliša. Nedavno je odeljenju Safeway & rsquos Andronico & rsquos Community Markets trebalo oko tri godine da dobije odobrenje za otvaranje u blizini, uprkos useljenju na dugo upražnjeno mesto koje je ranije držalo prodavnicu prehrambenih proizvoda.

Kritičari kažu da je sistem pokvaren. Anna Marlene Cressman, stanovnica okruga Richmond, rekla je da je odluka "ldquopure birokratija."

Tokom dijela sa sastancima za komentare javnosti, pozvali su se i drugi stanovnici koji su živjeli u tom području uz ogromnu podršku Whole Foodsa. Kažu da je lokacija već tri godine prazna, stvarajući bijedu, a trgovina mješovitom robom donijet će u susjedstvo više mogućnosti svježe hrane i radnih mjesta. Pristalice su također ukazale na poteškoće u pridobijanju stanara jer se maloprodajni sektor nastavlja boriti i umanjiti svoju situaciju pogoršanu pandemijom.

U pismu podnesenom Komisiji za planiranje ovog ljeta, Mark Wolfe, advokat protivnika, napisao je da će trgovina stvoriti zastoj u saobraćaju od isporuke kamiona i izgradnje, što će dovesti do povećanja zagađenja zraka i buke oko lokacije trgovačkog centra u ulici 2675 Geary Blvd.

Na sastanku u utorak, Wolfe je rekao da je lijek za situaciju naručivanje pregleda okoliša.

Jim Araby, predstavnik UFCW -a, rekao je prije sastanka da su trgovine snažnije posjećene od trgovina elektronikom i da su zabrinutosti u vezi sa zagađenjem zraka stvarne.

Julie Fisher, lokalna stanovnica i članica sindikata trgovine, rekla je da pozdravlja dobar izvor hrane za susjedstvo, ali ne i Amazon ili Jeff Bezos, & ldquoi način na koji zarađuje. & Rdquo 2017. Amazon je kupio Whole Foods 2017. Neki su upozorili da dolazak druge trgovine Whole Foods sa zaposlenima koji nisu sindikati i navodi se da trgovac mješovitom robom i njegova matična kompanija nisu bili transparentni, niti su se tokom pandemije pravilno brinuli o radnicima.

& ldquoNiske plate i niske naknade nisu ono što je zajednici potrebno, "rekao je Fisher.


Protivnici uništavaju Whole Foods koji planiraju otvoriti S.F. prodavnica u Western Addition

Komisija za planiranje odobrila je Whole Foods da zauzme dugo upražnjeno mjesto u centru grada.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Christopher Shields (lijevo) kupuje sa suprugom Shadom St. Louisom u Whole Foods u Castru 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Znak za City Center, trgovački centar u kojem se Whole Foods želi otvoriti, vidi se pored Targeta i Chipotlea.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Kate Brown (lijevo) razgovara s Caitlin Landesberg, osnivačicom i izvršnom direktoricom kompanije Sufferfest Beer Company, i Danni Zuralow, dok je u srijedu isprobavala besplatne uzorke njihovih piva Epic Pilsner i Taper IPA u Whole Foodsu na Potrero Hillu u San Franciscu u Kaliforniji. , 31. avgusta 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pešak nosi masku dok u martu prolazi pored znaka za Tržnicu pune hrane u San Francisku. Druga trgovina predložena za naselje Western Addition bila bi gradska osma Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pokušaji otvaranja trgovine Whole Foods & rsquo da se otvori u maloprodajnom prostoru koji je tri godine bio prazan u San Franciscu & rsquos Western Addition mogu kasniti godinama.

Odbor nadzornika odobrio je u utorak navečer žalbu protivnika predložene trgovine, koja će zahtijevati da se Whole Foods podvrgne pregledu okoliša, što može potrajati godinama. Komisija za planiranje je ranije glasala za izuzimanje prodavnice od revizije, ali će morati da glasa ponovo o projektu nakon što se završi.

Nadzornici su doveli u pitanje zaključak Komisije za planiranje & rsquos da će projekt Whole Foods imati mali ili mali utjecaj na okoliš, unatoč većim emisijama dizela i većim putovanjima kamionima i automobilima do trgovine, nakon što se otvori. Nadzornici su zatražili daljnje proučavanje.

Odluka je naišla na negodovanje mnogih lokalnih stanovnika koji podržavaju projekt u centru grada San Francisca, trgovačkom centru u četvrti Anza Vista na rubu okruga Richmond u blizini bogatih četvrti kao što su Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights i Laurel Heights. Trgovina bi potaknula ekonomiju u vrijeme kada San Francisco trpi zbog pandemije koronavirusa, a drugi trgovci naglo padaju.

& ldquoRozočarani smo što je Nadzorni odbor izglasao naš prijedlog da se tržište cijele hrane dovede u prazan maloprodajni prostor u centru grada, & rdquo rekao je glasnogovornik Whole Foodsa u saopćenju. & ldquo Usred pandemije, projekt bi osigurao 200 novih radnih mjesta,. 10 miliona dolara u građevinskim radovima i prikladan pristup visokokvalitetnoj hrani za susjede. & Rdquo

Protivnici Whole Foodsa koji su podnijeli žalbu uključuju United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 i stanovnike Julie Fisher i Tony Vargas. Osim zabrinutosti u prometu, kritizirali su projekt jer nitko od radnika Whole Food & rsquosa nije član sindikata, što je ozbiljna briga & rdquo za vrijeme pandemije koronavirusa kada su radnici u trgovini u velikom riziku od zaraze.

Neki zaposlenici Whole Foodsa protestirali su i odbili raditi ranije ove godine zbog sigurnosnih razloga.

Svi trgovački lanci s 11 ili više lokacija u SAD -u moraju proći kroz duži postupak izdavanja dozvola za rad u većini gradskih četvrti rsquos. Proces se može produžiti ako se uključe pregledi okoliša. Nedavno je odeljenju Safeway & rsquos Andronico & rsquos Community Markets trebalo oko tri godine da dobije odobrenje za otvaranje u blizini, uprkos useljenju na dugo upražnjeno mesto koje je ranije držalo prodavnicu prehrambenih proizvoda.

Kritičari kažu da je sistem pokvaren. Anna Marlene Cressman, stanovnica okruga Richmond, rekla je da je odluka "ldquopure birokratija."

Tokom dijela sa sastancima za komentare javnosti, pozvali su se i drugi stanovnici koji su živjeli u tom području uz ogromnu podršku Whole Foodsa. Kažu da je lokacija tri godine prazna, stvarajući bol, a trgovac mješovitom robom donio bi u susjedstvo više mogućnosti svježe hrane i poslova. Pristalice su također ukazale na poteškoće u pridobijanju stanara jer se maloprodajni sektor nastavlja boriti i umanjiti svoju situaciju pogoršanu pandemijom.

U pismu podnesenom Komisiji za planiranje ovog ljeta, Mark Wolfe, advokat protivnika, napisao je da će trgovina stvoriti zastoj u saobraćaju od isporuke kamiona i izgradnje, što će dovesti do povećanja zagađenja zraka i buke oko lokacije trgovačkog centra u ulici 2675 Geary Blvd.

Na sastanku u utorak, Wolfe je rekao da je lijek za situaciju naručivanje pregleda okoliša.

Jim Araby, predstavnik UFCW -a, rekao je prije sastanka da su trgovine snažnije posjećene od trgovina elektronikom i da su zabrinutosti u vezi sa zagađenjem zraka stvarne.

Julie Fisher, lokalna stanovnica i članica sindikata trgovine, rekla je da pozdravlja dobar izvor hrane za susjedstvo, ali ne i Amazon ili Jeff Bezos, & ldquoi način na koji zarađuje. & Rdquo 2017. Amazon je kupio Whole Foods 2017. Neki su upozorili da dolazak druge trgovine Whole Foods sa zaposlenima koji nisu sindikati i za koju se tvrdi da trgovina mješovitom robom i njena matična kompanija nisu bili transparentni, niti su se tokom pandemije pravilno brinuli o radnicima.

& ldquoNiske plate i niske naknade nisu ono što je zajednici potrebno, "rekao je Fisher.


Protivnici uništavaju Whole Foods koji planiraju otvoriti S.F. prodavnica u Western Addition

Komisija za planiranje odobrila je Whole Foods da zauzme dugo upražnjeno mjesto u centru grada.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Christopher Shields (lijevo) kupuje sa suprugom Shadom St. Louisom u Whole Foods u Castru 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Znak za City Center, tržni centar u kojem se Whole Foods želi otvoriti, vidi se pored Targeta i Chipotlea.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Kate Brown (lijevo) razgovara s Caitlin Landesberg, osnivačicom i izvršnom direktoricom kompanije Sufferfest Beer Company, i Danni Zuralow, dok je u srijedu isprobavala besplatne uzorke njihovih piva Epic Pilsner i Taper IPA u Whole Foodsu na Potrero Hillu u San Franciscu u Kaliforniji. , 31. avgusta 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pešak nosi masku dok u martu prolazi pored znaka za Tržnicu pune hrane u San Francisku. Druga trgovina predložena za naselje Western Addition bila bi gradska osma Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pokušaji otvaranja trgovine Whole Foods & rsquo da se otvore u maloprodajnom prostoru koji je tri godine bio prazan u San Franciscu & rsquos Western Addition mogu biti odgođeni godinama.

Odbor nadzornika odobrio je u utorak navečer žalbu protivnika predložene trgovine, koja će zahtijevati da Whole Foods prođe ekološku reviziju, proces koji može trajati godinama. Komisija za planiranje prethodno je izglasala izuzeće trgovine od revizije, ali će morati ponovo glasati o projektu nakon što se završi.

Nadzornici su doveli u pitanje zaključak Komisije za planiranje & rsquos da će projekt Whole Foods imati mali ili mali utjecaj na okoliš, unatoč većim emisijama dizela i većim putovanjima kamionima i automobilima do trgovine, nakon što se otvori. Nadzornici su zatražili daljnje proučavanje.

Odluka je naišla na negodovanje mnogih lokalnih stanovnika koji podržavaju projekt u centru grada San Francisca, trgovačkom centru u četvrti Anza Vista na rubu okruga Richmond u blizini bogatih četvrti kao što su Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights i Laurel Heights. Trgovina bi potaknula ekonomiju u vrijeme kada San Francisco trpi zbog pandemije koronavirusa, a drugi trgovci naglo padaju.

& ldquoRozočarani smo što je Nadzorni odbor izglasao naš prijedlog da se tržište cijele hrane dovede u prazan maloprodajni prostor u centru grada, & rdquo rekao je glasnogovornik Whole Foodsa u saopćenju. & ldquo Usred pandemije, projekt bi osigurao 200 novih radnih mjesta,. 10 miliona dolara u građevinskim radovima i prikladan pristup visokokvalitetnoj hrani za susjede. & Rdquo

Protivnici Whole Foodsa koji su podnijeli žalbu uključuju United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 i stanovnike Julie Fisher i Tony Vargas. Osim zabrinutosti u prometu, kritizirali su projekt jer nitko od radnika Whole Food & rsquosa nije član sindikata, što je ozbiljna briga & rdquo za vrijeme pandemije koronavirusa kada su radnici u trgovini u velikom riziku od zaraze.

Neki zaposlenici Whole Foodsa protestirali su i odbili raditi ranije ove godine zbog sigurnosnih razloga.

Svi trgovački lanci s 11 ili više lokacija u SAD -u moraju proći kroz duži postupak izdavanja dozvola za rad u većini gradskih četvrti rsquos. Proces se može produžiti ako se uključe pregledi okoliša. Nedavno je odeljenju Safeway & rsquos Andronico & rsquos Community Markets trebalo oko tri godine da dobije odobrenje za otvaranje u blizini, uprkos useljenju na dugo upražnjeno mesto koje je ranije držalo prodavnicu prehrambenih proizvoda.

Kritičari kažu da je sistem pokvaren. Anna Marlene Cressman, stanovnica okruga Richmond, rekla je da je odluka "ldquopure birokratija."

Tokom dijela sa sastancima za komentare javnosti, pozvali su se i drugi stanovnici koji su živjeli u tom području uz ogromnu podršku Whole Foodsa. Kažu da je lokacija već tri godine prazna, stvarajući bijedu, a trgovina mješovitom robom donijet će u susjedstvo više mogućnosti svježe hrane i radnih mjesta. Pristalice su također ukazale na poteškoće u pridobijanju stanara jer se maloprodajni sektor nastavlja boriti i umanjiti svoju situaciju pogoršanu pandemijom.

U pismu podnesenom Komisiji za planiranje ovog ljeta, Mark Wolfe, advokat protivnika, napisao je da će trgovina stvoriti zastoj u saobraćaju od isporuke kamiona i izgradnje, što će dovesti do povećanja zagađenja zraka i buke oko lokacije trgovačkog centra u ulici 2675 Geary Blvd.

Na sastanku u utorak, Wolfe je rekao da je lijek za situaciju naručivanje pregleda okoliša.

Jim Araby, predstavnik UFCW -a, rekao je prije sastanka da su trgovine snažnije posjećene od trgovina elektronikom i da su zabrinutosti u vezi sa zagađenjem zraka stvarne.

Julie Fisher, lokalna stanovnica i članica sindikata trgovine, rekla je da pozdravlja dobar izvor hrane za susjedstvo, ali ne i Amazon ili Jeff Bezos, & ldquoi način na koji zarađuje. & Rdquo Amazon je 2017. godine kupio Whole Foods. dolazak druge trgovine Whole Foods sa zaposlenima koji nisu sindikati i za koju se tvrdi da trgovina mješovitom robom i njena matična kompanija nisu bili transparentni, niti su se tokom pandemije pravilno brinuli o radnicima.

& ldquoNiske plate i niske naknade nisu ono što je zajednici potrebno, "rekao je Fisher.


Protivnici uništavaju Whole Foods koji planiraju otvoriti S.F. prodavnica u Western Addition

Komisija za planiranje odobrila je Whole Foods da zauzme dugo upražnjeno mjesto u centru grada.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Christopher Shields (lijevo) kupuje sa suprugom Shadom St. Louisom u Whole Foods u Castru 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Znak za City Center, tržni centar u kojem se Whole Foods želi otvoriti, vidi se pored Targeta i Chipotlea.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Kate Brown (lijevo) razgovara s Caitlin Landesberg, osnivačicom i izvršnom direktoricom kompanije Sufferfest Beer Company, i Danni Zuralow, dok je u srijedu isprobavala besplatne uzorke njihovih piva Epic Pilsner i Taper IPA u Whole Foodsu na Potrero Hillu u San Franciscu u Kaliforniji. , 31. avgusta 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pešak nosi masku dok u martu prolazi pored znaka za Tržnicu pune hrane u San Francisku. Druga trgovina predložena za naselje Western Addition bila bi gradska osma Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Prikaži više Prikaži manje

Pokušaji otvaranja trgovine Whole Foods & rsquo da se otvori u maloprodajnom prostoru koji je tri godine bio prazan u San Franciscu & rsquos Western Addition mogu kasniti godinama.

Odbor nadzornika odobrio je u utorak navečer žalbu protivnika predložene trgovine, koja će zahtijevati da Whole Foods prođe ekološku reviziju, proces koji može trajati godinama. Komisija za planiranje je ranije glasala za izuzimanje prodavnice od revizije, ali će morati da glasa ponovo o projektu nakon što se završi.

Supervisors questioned the Planning Commission&rsquos conclusion that the Whole Foods project would have no or little environmental impact, despite more diesel emissions and larger truck and car trips to the store, once it opened. The supervisors called for further study.

The decision was met with outcry from many local residents who support the project at the San Francisco City Center, a retail mall in the Anza Vista neighborhood on the edge of the Richmond District near affluent neighborhoods such as Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights and Laurel Heights. The store would have boosted the economy at a time when San Francisco is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and other retailers are imploding.

&ldquoWe are disappointed the Board of Supervisors voted against our proposal to bring Whole Foods Market to an empty retail space at City Center,&rdquo a Whole Foods spokesman said in a statement. &ldquoIn the middle of a pandemic, the project would have provided 200 new jobs, . $10 million in construction work and convenient access to high quality food for neighbors.&rdquo

Whole Foods opponents who filed the appeal include the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, and residents Julie Fisher and Tony Vargas. In addition to traffic concerns, they criticized the project because none of Whole Food&rsquos workers are union members, a &ldquograve concern&rdquo during the coronavirus pandemic when grocery workers are at high risk of being infected.

Some Whole Foods employees protested and refused to work earlier this year over safety concerns.

All chain stores with 11 or more U.S. locations are required to go through a longer permitting process to operate in most of the city&rsquos neighborhoods. The process can be prolonged if environmental reviews are involved. Recently, Safeway&rsquos Andronico&rsquos Community Markets division took around three years to get approval to open nearby, despite moving into a long-vacant site that previously held a grocery store.

Critics say the system is broken. Anna Marlene Cressman, a Richmond District resident, said the decision was &ldquopure red tape.&rdquo She said the time and money that goes into environmental appeals are lengthy and costly, and the appeal was &ldquoweaponized and abused&rdquo to block Whole Foods from opening.

During the public comments portion of the meeting, other residents who lived in the area called in with overwhelming support of Whole Foods. They say the location has sat empty for three years, creating a blight, and the grocer would bring more fresh food options and jobs to the neighborhood. Supporters also pointed out the difficulty of getting tenants as the retail sector continues to struggle &mdash its plight exacerbated by the pandemic.

In a letter filed to the Planning Commission this summer, Mark Wolfe, an attorney for the opponents, wrote that the store would create traffic congestion from truck deliveries and construction, leading to an increase in air and noise pollution around the mall location at 2675 Geary Blvd.

At the Tuesday meeting, Wolfe said the remedy to the situation was to order an environmental review.

Jim Araby, a UFCW representative, said before the meeting that grocery stores are more heavily visited than electronics shops and concerns around air pollution are real.

Julie Fisher, a local resident and member of the grocery union, said she welcomes a good source of food for the neighborhood, but not Amazon or Jeff Bezos, &ldquoand the way he makes money.&rdquo Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017. Some cautioned that the arrival of another Whole Foods store with nonunion employees and alleged that the grocer and its parent company have not been transparent, or taken care of workers properly during the pandemic.

&ldquoLow wages and low benefits is not what the community needs,&rdquo Fisher said.


Opponents upend Whole Foods plan to open S.F. store in Western Addition

Whole Foods had been approved by the Planning Commission to occupy a long-vacant site at City Center.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

Christopher Shields (left) shops with husband Shad St. Louis at the Whole Foods in the Castro in 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Show More Show Less

A sign for City Center, the neighborhood mall where Whole Foods wants to open, is seen next to Target and Chipotle.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

Kate Brown, left, chats with Caitlin Landesberg, founder and CEO of Sufferfest Beer Company, and Danni Zuralow, as she tried free samples of their Epic Pilsner and Taper IPA beers at Whole Foods in Potrero Hill in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

A pedestrian wears a mask while walking past a sign for a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco in March. A different store proposed for the Western Addition neighborhood would be the city’s eighth Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Show More Show Less

Grocery store Whole Foods&rsquo efforts to open in a retail space that has been empty for three years in San Francisco&rsquos Western Addition may be delayed for years.

The Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday night an appeal by opponents of the proposed store, which will require Whole Foods to undergo environmental review, a process that can take years. The Planning Commission had previously voted to exempt the store from the review, but will have to vote again on the project after it is complete.

Supervisors questioned the Planning Commission&rsquos conclusion that the Whole Foods project would have no or little environmental impact, despite more diesel emissions and larger truck and car trips to the store, once it opened. The supervisors called for further study.

The decision was met with outcry from many local residents who support the project at the San Francisco City Center, a retail mall in the Anza Vista neighborhood on the edge of the Richmond District near affluent neighborhoods such as Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights and Laurel Heights. The store would have boosted the economy at a time when San Francisco is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and other retailers are imploding.

&ldquoWe are disappointed the Board of Supervisors voted against our proposal to bring Whole Foods Market to an empty retail space at City Center,&rdquo a Whole Foods spokesman said in a statement. &ldquoIn the middle of a pandemic, the project would have provided 200 new jobs, . $10 million in construction work and convenient access to high quality food for neighbors.&rdquo

Whole Foods opponents who filed the appeal include the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, and residents Julie Fisher and Tony Vargas. In addition to traffic concerns, they criticized the project because none of Whole Food&rsquos workers are union members, a &ldquograve concern&rdquo during the coronavirus pandemic when grocery workers are at high risk of being infected.

Some Whole Foods employees protested and refused to work earlier this year over safety concerns.

All chain stores with 11 or more U.S. locations are required to go through a longer permitting process to operate in most of the city&rsquos neighborhoods. The process can be prolonged if environmental reviews are involved. Recently, Safeway&rsquos Andronico&rsquos Community Markets division took around three years to get approval to open nearby, despite moving into a long-vacant site that previously held a grocery store.

Critics say the system is broken. Anna Marlene Cressman, a Richmond District resident, said the decision was &ldquopure red tape.&rdquo She said the time and money that goes into environmental appeals are lengthy and costly, and the appeal was &ldquoweaponized and abused&rdquo to block Whole Foods from opening.

During the public comments portion of the meeting, other residents who lived in the area called in with overwhelming support of Whole Foods. They say the location has sat empty for three years, creating a blight, and the grocer would bring more fresh food options and jobs to the neighborhood. Supporters also pointed out the difficulty of getting tenants as the retail sector continues to struggle &mdash its plight exacerbated by the pandemic.

In a letter filed to the Planning Commission this summer, Mark Wolfe, an attorney for the opponents, wrote that the store would create traffic congestion from truck deliveries and construction, leading to an increase in air and noise pollution around the mall location at 2675 Geary Blvd.

At the Tuesday meeting, Wolfe said the remedy to the situation was to order an environmental review.

Jim Araby, a UFCW representative, said before the meeting that grocery stores are more heavily visited than electronics shops and concerns around air pollution are real.

Julie Fisher, a local resident and member of the grocery union, said she welcomes a good source of food for the neighborhood, but not Amazon or Jeff Bezos, &ldquoand the way he makes money.&rdquo Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017. Some cautioned that the arrival of another Whole Foods store with nonunion employees and alleged that the grocer and its parent company have not been transparent, or taken care of workers properly during the pandemic.

&ldquoLow wages and low benefits is not what the community needs,&rdquo Fisher said.


Opponents upend Whole Foods plan to open S.F. store in Western Addition

Whole Foods had been approved by the Planning Commission to occupy a long-vacant site at City Center.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

Christopher Shields (left) shops with husband Shad St. Louis at the Whole Foods in the Castro in 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Show More Show Less

A sign for City Center, the neighborhood mall where Whole Foods wants to open, is seen next to Target and Chipotle.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

Kate Brown, left, chats with Caitlin Landesberg, founder and CEO of Sufferfest Beer Company, and Danni Zuralow, as she tried free samples of their Epic Pilsner and Taper IPA beers at Whole Foods in Potrero Hill in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

A pedestrian wears a mask while walking past a sign for a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco in March. A different store proposed for the Western Addition neighborhood would be the city’s eighth Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Show More Show Less

Grocery store Whole Foods&rsquo efforts to open in a retail space that has been empty for three years in San Francisco&rsquos Western Addition may be delayed for years.

The Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday night an appeal by opponents of the proposed store, which will require Whole Foods to undergo environmental review, a process that can take years. The Planning Commission had previously voted to exempt the store from the review, but will have to vote again on the project after it is complete.

Supervisors questioned the Planning Commission&rsquos conclusion that the Whole Foods project would have no or little environmental impact, despite more diesel emissions and larger truck and car trips to the store, once it opened. The supervisors called for further study.

The decision was met with outcry from many local residents who support the project at the San Francisco City Center, a retail mall in the Anza Vista neighborhood on the edge of the Richmond District near affluent neighborhoods such as Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights and Laurel Heights. The store would have boosted the economy at a time when San Francisco is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and other retailers are imploding.

&ldquoWe are disappointed the Board of Supervisors voted against our proposal to bring Whole Foods Market to an empty retail space at City Center,&rdquo a Whole Foods spokesman said in a statement. &ldquoIn the middle of a pandemic, the project would have provided 200 new jobs, . $10 million in construction work and convenient access to high quality food for neighbors.&rdquo

Whole Foods opponents who filed the appeal include the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, and residents Julie Fisher and Tony Vargas. In addition to traffic concerns, they criticized the project because none of Whole Food&rsquos workers are union members, a &ldquograve concern&rdquo during the coronavirus pandemic when grocery workers are at high risk of being infected.

Some Whole Foods employees protested and refused to work earlier this year over safety concerns.

All chain stores with 11 or more U.S. locations are required to go through a longer permitting process to operate in most of the city&rsquos neighborhoods. The process can be prolonged if environmental reviews are involved. Recently, Safeway&rsquos Andronico&rsquos Community Markets division took around three years to get approval to open nearby, despite moving into a long-vacant site that previously held a grocery store.

Critics say the system is broken. Anna Marlene Cressman, a Richmond District resident, said the decision was &ldquopure red tape.&rdquo She said the time and money that goes into environmental appeals are lengthy and costly, and the appeal was &ldquoweaponized and abused&rdquo to block Whole Foods from opening.

During the public comments portion of the meeting, other residents who lived in the area called in with overwhelming support of Whole Foods. They say the location has sat empty for three years, creating a blight, and the grocer would bring more fresh food options and jobs to the neighborhood. Supporters also pointed out the difficulty of getting tenants as the retail sector continues to struggle &mdash its plight exacerbated by the pandemic.

In a letter filed to the Planning Commission this summer, Mark Wolfe, an attorney for the opponents, wrote that the store would create traffic congestion from truck deliveries and construction, leading to an increase in air and noise pollution around the mall location at 2675 Geary Blvd.

At the Tuesday meeting, Wolfe said the remedy to the situation was to order an environmental review.

Jim Araby, a UFCW representative, said before the meeting that grocery stores are more heavily visited than electronics shops and concerns around air pollution are real.

Julie Fisher, a local resident and member of the grocery union, said she welcomes a good source of food for the neighborhood, but not Amazon or Jeff Bezos, &ldquoand the way he makes money.&rdquo Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017. Some cautioned that the arrival of another Whole Foods store with nonunion employees and alleged that the grocer and its parent company have not been transparent, or taken care of workers properly during the pandemic.

&ldquoLow wages and low benefits is not what the community needs,&rdquo Fisher said.


Opponents upend Whole Foods plan to open S.F. store in Western Addition

Whole Foods had been approved by the Planning Commission to occupy a long-vacant site at City Center.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

Christopher Shields (left) shops with husband Shad St. Louis at the Whole Foods in the Castro in 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Show More Show Less

A sign for City Center, the neighborhood mall where Whole Foods wants to open, is seen next to Target and Chipotle.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

Kate Brown, left, chats with Caitlin Landesberg, founder and CEO of Sufferfest Beer Company, and Danni Zuralow, as she tried free samples of their Epic Pilsner and Taper IPA beers at Whole Foods in Potrero Hill in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

A pedestrian wears a mask while walking past a sign for a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco in March. A different store proposed for the Western Addition neighborhood would be the city’s eighth Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Show More Show Less

Grocery store Whole Foods&rsquo efforts to open in a retail space that has been empty for three years in San Francisco&rsquos Western Addition may be delayed for years.

The Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday night an appeal by opponents of the proposed store, which will require Whole Foods to undergo environmental review, a process that can take years. The Planning Commission had previously voted to exempt the store from the review, but will have to vote again on the project after it is complete.

Supervisors questioned the Planning Commission&rsquos conclusion that the Whole Foods project would have no or little environmental impact, despite more diesel emissions and larger truck and car trips to the store, once it opened. The supervisors called for further study.

The decision was met with outcry from many local residents who support the project at the San Francisco City Center, a retail mall in the Anza Vista neighborhood on the edge of the Richmond District near affluent neighborhoods such as Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights and Laurel Heights. The store would have boosted the economy at a time when San Francisco is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and other retailers are imploding.

&ldquoWe are disappointed the Board of Supervisors voted against our proposal to bring Whole Foods Market to an empty retail space at City Center,&rdquo a Whole Foods spokesman said in a statement. &ldquoIn the middle of a pandemic, the project would have provided 200 new jobs, . $10 million in construction work and convenient access to high quality food for neighbors.&rdquo

Whole Foods opponents who filed the appeal include the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, and residents Julie Fisher and Tony Vargas. In addition to traffic concerns, they criticized the project because none of Whole Food&rsquos workers are union members, a &ldquograve concern&rdquo during the coronavirus pandemic when grocery workers are at high risk of being infected.

Some Whole Foods employees protested and refused to work earlier this year over safety concerns.

All chain stores with 11 or more U.S. locations are required to go through a longer permitting process to operate in most of the city&rsquos neighborhoods. The process can be prolonged if environmental reviews are involved. Recently, Safeway&rsquos Andronico&rsquos Community Markets division took around three years to get approval to open nearby, despite moving into a long-vacant site that previously held a grocery store.

Critics say the system is broken. Anna Marlene Cressman, a Richmond District resident, said the decision was &ldquopure red tape.&rdquo She said the time and money that goes into environmental appeals are lengthy and costly, and the appeal was &ldquoweaponized and abused&rdquo to block Whole Foods from opening.

During the public comments portion of the meeting, other residents who lived in the area called in with overwhelming support of Whole Foods. They say the location has sat empty for three years, creating a blight, and the grocer would bring more fresh food options and jobs to the neighborhood. Supporters also pointed out the difficulty of getting tenants as the retail sector continues to struggle &mdash its plight exacerbated by the pandemic.

In a letter filed to the Planning Commission this summer, Mark Wolfe, an attorney for the opponents, wrote that the store would create traffic congestion from truck deliveries and construction, leading to an increase in air and noise pollution around the mall location at 2675 Geary Blvd.

At the Tuesday meeting, Wolfe said the remedy to the situation was to order an environmental review.

Jim Araby, a UFCW representative, said before the meeting that grocery stores are more heavily visited than electronics shops and concerns around air pollution are real.

Julie Fisher, a local resident and member of the grocery union, said she welcomes a good source of food for the neighborhood, but not Amazon or Jeff Bezos, &ldquoand the way he makes money.&rdquo Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017. Some cautioned that the arrival of another Whole Foods store with nonunion employees and alleged that the grocer and its parent company have not been transparent, or taken care of workers properly during the pandemic.

&ldquoLow wages and low benefits is not what the community needs,&rdquo Fisher said.


Opponents upend Whole Foods plan to open S.F. store in Western Addition

Whole Foods had been approved by the Planning Commission to occupy a long-vacant site at City Center.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

Christopher Shields (left) shops with husband Shad St. Louis at the Whole Foods in the Castro in 2017.

Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2017 Show More Show Less

A sign for City Center, the neighborhood mall where Whole Foods wants to open, is seen next to Target and Chipotle.

Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

Kate Brown, left, chats with Caitlin Landesberg, founder and CEO of Sufferfest Beer Company, and Danni Zuralow, as she tried free samples of their Epic Pilsner and Taper IPA beers at Whole Foods in Potrero Hill in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Show More Show Less

A pedestrian wears a mask while walking past a sign for a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco in March. A different store proposed for the Western Addition neighborhood would be the city’s eighth Whole Foods.

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press Show More Show Less

Grocery store Whole Foods&rsquo efforts to open in a retail space that has been empty for three years in San Francisco&rsquos Western Addition may be delayed for years.

The Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday night an appeal by opponents of the proposed store, which will require Whole Foods to undergo environmental review, a process that can take years. The Planning Commission had previously voted to exempt the store from the review, but will have to vote again on the project after it is complete.

Supervisors questioned the Planning Commission&rsquos conclusion that the Whole Foods project would have no or little environmental impact, despite more diesel emissions and larger truck and car trips to the store, once it opened. The supervisors called for further study.

The decision was met with outcry from many local residents who support the project at the San Francisco City Center, a retail mall in the Anza Vista neighborhood on the edge of the Richmond District near affluent neighborhoods such as Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights and Laurel Heights. The store would have boosted the economy at a time when San Francisco is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and other retailers are imploding.

&ldquoWe are disappointed the Board of Supervisors voted against our proposal to bring Whole Foods Market to an empty retail space at City Center,&rdquo a Whole Foods spokesman said in a statement. &ldquoIn the middle of a pandemic, the project would have provided 200 new jobs, . $10 million in construction work and convenient access to high quality food for neighbors.&rdquo

Whole Foods opponents who filed the appeal include the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, and residents Julie Fisher and Tony Vargas. In addition to traffic concerns, they criticized the project because none of Whole Food&rsquos workers are union members, a &ldquograve concern&rdquo during the coronavirus pandemic when grocery workers are at high risk of being infected.

Some Whole Foods employees protested and refused to work earlier this year over safety concerns.

All chain stores with 11 or more U.S. locations are required to go through a longer permitting process to operate in most of the city&rsquos neighborhoods. The process can be prolonged if environmental reviews are involved. Recently, Safeway&rsquos Andronico&rsquos Community Markets division took around three years to get approval to open nearby, despite moving into a long-vacant site that previously held a grocery store.

Critics say the system is broken. Anna Marlene Cressman, a Richmond District resident, said the decision was &ldquopure red tape.&rdquo She said the time and money that goes into environmental appeals are lengthy and costly, and the appeal was &ldquoweaponized and abused&rdquo to block Whole Foods from opening.

During the public comments portion of the meeting, other residents who lived in the area called in with overwhelming support of Whole Foods. They say the location has sat empty for three years, creating a blight, and the grocer would bring more fresh food options and jobs to the neighborhood. Supporters also pointed out the difficulty of getting tenants as the retail sector continues to struggle &mdash its plight exacerbated by the pandemic.

In a letter filed to the Planning Commission this summer, Mark Wolfe, an attorney for the opponents, wrote that the store would create traffic congestion from truck deliveries and construction, leading to an increase in air and noise pollution around the mall location at 2675 Geary Blvd.

At the Tuesday meeting, Wolfe said the remedy to the situation was to order an environmental review.

Jim Araby, a UFCW representative, said before the meeting that grocery stores are more heavily visited than electronics shops and concerns around air pollution are real.

Julie Fisher, a local resident and member of the grocery union, said she welcomes a good source of food for the neighborhood, but not Amazon or Jeff Bezos, &ldquoand the way he makes money.&rdquo Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017. Some cautioned that the arrival of another Whole Foods store with nonunion employees and alleged that the grocer and its parent company have not been transparent, or taken care of workers properly during the pandemic.

&ldquoLow wages and low benefits is not what the community needs,&rdquo Fisher said.