PHOTOS from Sunday's "Leap for Localization" (a No Starbucks in 7 Corners event)
author: SE shutterbug
here are some photos from the lively and informative community event that happened on Sunday (Leap Day!) to encourage localization instead of corporatization, and say NO to a Starbucks in 7 Corners.
Over 60 people showed up. Colorful signs and banners were provided by organizers
Media covering press conference as attendees listen.
Lynn Hanrahan, co-owner of Mirador, across Division from proposed Starbucks
Catherine Gray, board member of People's Food Co-op
9 year old Ray, surprise unannounced speaker that day.
Response from drivers was mostly positive.
Messages against Starbucks and for localization, tied to fence around site.
Walking tour stop. Construction workers of one of the developments look on.
Site of a new New Seasons, under construction, also resisted by some neighbors.
PDF showing all the different developments in the immediate 2 square blocks.
After the press conference, there was a walking tour of the neighborhood, to show all the different developments that are going on in the 2 square blocks just south and west of 7 Corners. a PDF of the map handout is also included with this post.