Downtown Napa Starbucks Opponents Face Appeal Deadline

Now that Napa city staffers have given Starbucks Coffee the green light to open at the corner of First and Main streets downtown, opponents have until June 18 to appeal the decision in writing, according to the Napa Valley Register.


Opponents of the plan by café giant Starbucks to open an outlet kitty-corner from a longtime, locally-owned coffee shop in downtown Napa are meeting tonight to determine their next steps, according to a report by Chantal M. Lovell in the .

City staff gave approval Friday to a Starbucks application to redesign the building exterior, Lovell writes.

The proposed Starbucks, formerly the and before that , is located diagonally across the intersection from Napa Valley Coffee Roasters at Main and First streets.

Members of the public have until 5 p.m. June 18 to appeal the staff decision in writing, but by Monday afternoon the city had received no written appeals, according to Lovell's Register report.

For more about the controversy over the possibility of a Starbucks at First and Main, please see our topic page, Napa Local vs. Starbucks.

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jennifer June 14, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Where do we submit our letters of appeal? And who should it be addressed to?
Louisa Hufstader June 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Hi Jennifer: Contact info is here http://napavalleyregister.com/letter-on-starbucks-approval-from-city-of-napa/pdf_7f3f037e-b423-11e1-b43c-001a4bcf887a.html And Napa Local has let us know the group is not filing an appeal: http://napa.patch.com/articles/no-starbucks-appeal-for-napa-local
Alex Shantz June 15, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Jennifer, feel free to give me a call. 707 328 8654. Full disclosure, I am a member of Napa Local. And, while I support the groups decision to not appeal I personally feel this plan should be appealed. I have an argument for a bases of appeal. I'd be willing to talk to you about it. I am sure you are on top of it already, but wanted to offer myself as a resource just in case.
tom merle June 15, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Glad to see the leadership of Napa Local decided to save their gun powder for other battles, as I noted above.
Spencer Haley August 23, 2012 at 10:13 PM
I agree Eat Well and Scott Yeager...Louisa please explain...


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