On Peet’s: Protect local businesses from formula stores
I question the objectivity of our City Council in general, and specifically Steve Barbose. With a well-thought-out formula store ordinance in place, and a seemingly deliberative planning commission having made a negative recommendation, the council runs off the rails with hearts in their eyes when Peet’s wants to come to town.
?It is downright hypocritical of Barbose to suggest that Taco Bell or Long John Silver’s would be any more or less welcome in the same place, considering all the same traffic, jobs, and tax income as Peet’s.
In fact, I’d be willing to bet both of those other companies would bring more jobs and more tax revenue, but none of them serve trendy, brand name coffee.?
Please try not to ignore the local businesses, local income and local people that will be impacted by opening an out-of-town chain store that will compete with local interests. ?In fact, if the City Council is going to ignore the recommendations of the planning commission, why don’t we just get rid it? Apparently the City Council doesn’t care what they say anyway.