San Francisco Considers Bill Making It Illegal For Stores To Close

By | May 19, 2024

Grocery stores

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is discussing a potential policy that would enable individuals to take legal action against grocery stores that shut down abruptly. 

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This proposed ordinance, put forth by Supervisors Dean Preston and Aaron Peskin, mandates that grocery stores must give the city six months' notice before closing. 

Sincere efforts

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Additionally, the stores must make sincere efforts to maintain access to groceries in the area after closure, whether by finding a replacement store, assisting residents in forming a cooperative, or devising another solution in consultation with the city and local community.