As previously reported after being shot down in the Marina district, chain pet food and supplies store Pet Food Express settled on a spot on California and Lyon for its third store in SF. However, the plan is not without its opponents, the Examiner reports.
Though Pet Food Express founder Michael Levy’s plans to open in the old Hollywood Video location in Laurel Heights was approved by the Planning Commission, a permitting process required for all companies with 11 or more locations wishing to open in SF, an appeal to that approval has already been filed by Susan Landry, owner of pet supply store Animal Connection, who says this, the 35th Pet Food Express location, is “not necessary or desirable. It will have a negative impact on all the pet stores within a two miles radius and more!”
The board of Supes will consider the matter next Tuesday, in what’s sure to be a howler of a meeting.
Pet Food Express isn’t the only chain animal supply retailer facing difficulties in SF, Petco’s plan to move into a Geary Avenue location is meeting opposition from locals concerned with parking issues, the store’s threat to smaller pet stores, and the general atmosphere of their neighborhood.