San Francisco Expensive? Think $4 Toast

San Francisco Expensive? Think $4 Toast

There are 15 comments on the WCHI-AM Chillicothe story from Nov 8, 2013, titled San Francisco Expensive? Think $4 Toast. In it, WCHI-AM Chillicothe reports that:

O'Dell blamed the city's well-paid tech community for driving up prices at the expense of middle- and working-class families, laying out a cycle that involves the rise of "bourgie businesses."

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Justin

United States

#1 Nov 8, 2013
It seems like I'm always the guy who points out the obvious, but consider that the city government's own zoning regulations and the public's attitude toward commercial development is what drives the local cost of basic goods and services. If there were a Walmart or some large grocery store chain (other than Whole Foods) in downtown San Francisco, then folks would not be shelling out $4 for toast.
Justin

United States

#2 Nov 8, 2013
At my local Kroger, I pay $2 for an entire loaf of sandwhich bread.
Go Packers

Huntington, NY

#3 Nov 8, 2013
Well, gay people have expensive tastes.

You won't find costs like this in Green Bay Wisconsin.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#4 Nov 8, 2013
Justin wrote:
At my local Kroger, I pay $2 for an entire loaf of sandwhich bread.
At my local store...I pay only $1-1$1.25 for a loaf...

“Taste great in milk!”

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Since: Aug 08

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#5 Nov 8, 2013
Justin wrote:
It seems like I'm always the guy who points out the obvious, but consider that the city government's own zoning regulations and the public's attitude toward commercial development is what drives the local cost of basic goods and services. If there were a Walmart or some large grocery store chain (other than Whole Foods) in downtown San Francisco, then folks would not be shelling out $4 for toast.
Justin's 100% correct, and this comes from experience with the City/County of San Francisco.

Spotted Girl

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

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Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#6 Nov 8, 2013
It sounds like if you go to SF, you will get the shaft in more than one way... ;-)

“Taste great in milk!”

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Since: Aug 08

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#7 Nov 8, 2013
Spotted Girl wrote:
It sounds like if you go to SF, you will get the shaft in more than one way... ;-)
...and for 8-10 bucks, You get to drive across a rickety, rusty old bridge.
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#8 Nov 8, 2013
Justin wrote:
It seems like I'm always the guy who points out the obvious, but consider that the city government's own zoning regulations and the public's attitude toward commercial development is what drives the local cost of basic goods and services. If there were a Walmart or some large grocery store chain (other than Whole Foods) in downtown San Francisco, then folks would not be shelling out $4 for toast.
Yeesh, Justin, you're just kidding, right?
EbonyPriestess

Hayward, CA

#9 Nov 8, 2013
Downtown San Francisco is too small to accommodate a Walmart. The entire city is only 46.9 square miles. Besides, San Franciscans are too politically aware to shop at Walmart.

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#10 Nov 8, 2013
At least it is in a metro area with transportation or at least a way to get other goods.

I have lived in resorts & developing towns,city's all around the country ,where basic workers get pushed out,farther & farther ,needing two jobs & roommates just to afford simple housing let alone basics such as toast or coffee.
My view here may not be of a beautiful bay or a majestic mt or beach BUT I paid off the house in 9yrs. & although basic goods are at a sickening nation wide high, I will never starve with 20$ for grocery's. Been there,done that, don,t miss it. Rick

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Since: Oct 12

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#12 Nov 9, 2013
So sad to see what has happened to San Francisco, over the years of ultra-liberal logic....i will never understand their embracing of the criminal and homeless element....even allowing them to openly accost tourists for change and their scams, all around the Fisherman's Wharf area.......What up SF???
Justin

United States

#14 Nov 11, 2013
Marissa 2 wrote:
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At my local store...I pay only $1-1$1.25 for a loaf...
Yes, I've tried the $1.25 bread, but I don't like the taste, it's too thin, and it seems like it dries out too quickly and burns in the toaster. I like the heavy whole wheat loaf. For $2 it's actually comparable in quality to the $4 small batch artisan stuff they sell at Whole Food.
Tom

San Jose, CA

#15 Nov 11, 2013
you don't say?
Tom

San Jose, CA

#16 Nov 11, 2013
about two dollars in Carolina
Justin

United States

#17 Nov 11, 2013
Dr Stinko wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeesh, Justin, you're just kidding, right?
No, there is nothing funny about folks not having access to afordable food and groceries. I don't see why a bog box retailer like Walmart couldn't setup a presence downtown in a commercial loft building. You keep an open mind about so many other things, so why not something as practical as this?

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