SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Target is backing off its plan to put a store on Polk Street in San Francisco, and residents are cheering.
Neighbors were afraid the store would take business away from mom-and-pop businesses nearby.READ MORE: Newsom Receives COVID Vaccine Booster At Oakland Event Promoting State's Vaccination Push
“I have nothing against Target. I have shopped there in the past, and will do so in the present. I just don’t think that it’s right for this neighborhood,” said Alan Cafrin, a partner at Johnson Leathers.READ MORE: DA Charges San Jose Police Officer For Punching Woman During Road Rage Incident
Target has been seeking to expand its presence in San Francisco, but the city’s planning department toughened rules for big-box stores, limiting their numbers in a given area.MORE NEWS: Outside Lands Brings Diverse Line-Up to Golden Gate Park for Halloween Weekend
The city asserted that chain stores must fill a need not already served by an existing business.