Capitalist takeover! The Board of Supervisors have granted ICI Paints permission to take over the former Hollywood Video storefront at the corner of Cesar Chavez and South Van Ness Avenue, thus overturning its initial decision to ban the store's move from Market Street to that location. Peskin was the sole dissenter — which means that yes, Ammiano voted in the affirmative. Caveats: the store must comply with existing noise ordinances in the area, plant trees and shrubs (environmental brownie points: check) and prohibit delivery trucks from idling outside. What a day.
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[Image courtesy Katy Raddatz for the San Francisco Chronicle]