Peet's asks Sausalito to delay decisi...

Peet's asks Sausalito to delay decision on waterfront site

There are 22 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Nov 8, 2009, titled Peet's asks Sausalito to delay decision on waterfront site. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Peet's Coffee & Tea is flexing its legal muscle in an attempt to force the Sausalito City Council to delay a vote on a zoning change that could allow the coffee house on the city's waterfront.

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InSausalito

Mill Valley, CA

#1 Nov 9, 2009
I know the idea is to keep out chains but are all chains the same?

Peet's is just one of those great success stories built on providing a great product and giving back to the community. Just look at how KFOG uses Peet's to distribute their annual album to raise money to feed the hungry. If I could vote, I'd vote yes.
dubois

Concord, CA

#2 Nov 9, 2009
Why does Sausalito need a chain coffee shop? Why can't people just buy their coffee from any one of a number of mom & pop stores on Bridgeway that already serve it?

What kind of a local experience is that? And don't give me the Peet's is a local company banter because you know better than that.

...Face it, Peet's may be from the East Bay but it IS a large corporation.
cajuninca

San Rafael, CA

#3 Nov 9, 2009
dubois wrote:
Why does Sausalito need a chain coffee shop? Why can't people just buy their coffee from any one of a number of mom & pop stores on Bridgeway that already serve it?
What kind of a local experience is that? And don't give me the Peet's is a local company banter because you know better than that.
...Face it, Peet's may be from the East Bay but it IS a large corporation.
Plenty of java locations in Sausalito already. Not enough business for any of them in today's economy.
SHHHHHHHHHHHH

Englewood, CO

#4 Nov 9, 2009
I bet Pete's doesn't know that Ford touted herself as anti development, or maybe she really isn't, maybe she is sheepp in wolfs clothes, or maybe Pete's knows she is just a sheep.
MARTY

Novato, CA

#5 Nov 9, 2009
cajuninca wrote:
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Plenty of java locations in Sausalito already. Not enough business for any of them in today's economy.
The guys at Peets' don't put one in where they know it's going to fail. And today's economy won't last forever...
Chronicle Reader

Azusa, CA

#6 Nov 9, 2009
Always amazed how backwards Sausalito appears when it comes to any City council matter i.e. is a tie vote a NO ? You have to be kidding, right ?
GetReal

San Rafael, CA

#7 Nov 9, 2009
Nevermind Peet's. What Sausalito really needs on Bridgeway is a WalMart! Always low prices everyday!(-:
FatFreddysCat

Tracy, CA

#8 Nov 9, 2009
How many Sausalito residents could afford their $million dollar homes if it wasn't for corporations?
dubois

Concord, CA

#9 Nov 9, 2009
FatFreddysCat wrote:
How many Sausalito residents could afford their $million dollar homes if it wasn't for corporations?
Yeah, but those corporations are not situated along Bridgeway looking for the sight-seeing tourist's dollars.
Snark Attack

Chicago, IL

#10 Nov 9, 2009
dubois wrote:
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Yeah, but those corporations are not situated along Bridgeway looking for the sight-seeing tourist's dollars.
Since this is about what the tourists want it really doesn't matter if the locals like it or not. And tourists are not going to stop visiting Saucy Lito because of which side of the street the Peet's Coffee is on.
ttt

Mill Valley, CA

#11 Nov 9, 2009
The coffee shop that was there and closed was terrible (Northgate? Northbay? I don't remember the name). Watery coffee and bad food.
Huh

San Rafael, CA

#12 Nov 9, 2009
For all those that want to prevent a viable company from occupying that space, please propose a business that you think would be appropriate for that location. Be realistic now, no BS, we have to live in the real world.
MSD

Walnut Creek, CA

#13 Nov 9, 2009
Although I know very little about Sausalito--it will set a precedent; allow Peets and the GAAP will follow. Beware what you allow. By the way--I love Peets.
Courtney

Mill Valley, CA

#14 Nov 9, 2009
Dear God, what is the matter with the city of Sausalito???

As a resident, I'm in shock over the "rules and regulations" that allow Bridgeway to look like a touristy dumping ground of tacky tee shirt and souvenir shops and yet when a highly respected, community-minded company like Peet's comes along, Sausalito puts up a fight.

I get the zoning and the no "chains" philosophy. I really do. But at some point, we need to use our heads.

Thank you Planning Commission members for approving last month. City Council members, if we turn Peet's down, I'm moving. I might as well, as I currently have to drive to Mill Valley, Corte Madera or San Rafael to get my daily dose of Peet's coffee.

Peet's, with or without Sausalito, you are and will always be top dog in my coffee cup!
travis

Port Charlotte, FL

#15 Nov 10, 2009
GetReal wrote:
Nevermind Peet's. What Sausalito really needs on Bridgeway is a WalMart! Always low prices everyday!(-:
Bridgeway no, Gateway yes!
Seanonymous

Atherton, CA

#16 Nov 10, 2009
As a resident of Sausalito, I, for one, would be heartbroken if this chain shop were allowed to tarnish Bridgeway and destroy the high-class district shared by such noble establishments as Crazy Shirts, Dis'n'Dat, and that place that sells Christmas crap all year long.
Snark Attack

Chicago, IL

#17 Nov 10, 2009
MSD wrote:
Although I know very little about Sausalito--it will set a precedent; allow Peets and the GAAP will follow. Beware what you allow. By the way--I love Peets.
Wasn't the Domino Theory the argument that we used when we went to Vietnam? I guess you weren't here in the 80's. There was a Benneton store on Bridgeway and it didn't start a Domino effect of chain stores.
FatFreddysCat

Tracy, CA

#18 Nov 10, 2009
Ha, ha, touche'!
Seanonymous wrote:
As a resident of Sausalito, I, for one, would be heartbroken if this chain shop were allowed to tarnish Bridgeway and destroy the high-class district shared by such noble establishments as Crazy Shirts, Dis'n'Dat, and that place that sells Christmas crap all year long.
sfbayguy

San Francisco, CA

#19 Nov 10, 2009
The city of sausalito is so screwed up this comes as no surprise. Yes, let's have a vote with an even number of voteres, makes no sense, someone should take a civics class.
Stella

United States

#20 Dec 1, 2009
There is already a chain coffee shop in Sausalito, Starbucks. Back off Pete!!!!

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