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A pink too far?

It’s not that it’s pink – it’s that particular shade of pink.

So say a dozen Sonoma residents unhappy with the front door and façade of Grandma Linda’s, an ice cream shop on the Plaza with a new name and colorful makeover.

Too colorful for some locals, who say that shade of pink (the shop owners call it “cerise delight”) runs counter to downtown Sonoma’s historical feel – even though it was indeed approved by the Design Review and Historic Preservation Commission on Dec. 17.

“It’s too garish for this town,” explained Sonoma resident Fred Burger.

He and 11 other people have appealed the commission’s decision, paying $100 and submitting a written explanation as part of the process. The Sonoma City Council is set to hear their appeal on March 3.


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