Finally! Target Stores Community Meeting on July 21st at Geary/Masonic Mervyn’s Site

Via BIKE NOPA comes news that the first NIMBY Meeting has been scheduled for the proposed Target store at The City Center mall near the corner of Geary and Masonic. That means that we’re on track to finally have a Target in San Francisco County. (I’ll tell you, I, for one, welcome our new corporate overlords.)

Now, what kind of tar-ZHAY do you want? Well, come on over to the empty Mervyn’s on 2675 Geary at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 21st and just tell the Target people yourself.

[Via SFist comes word of an unofficial FaceBook page. Already.]

And, believe it or not, even Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, the Mayor of Mervyn’s Heights, is on board with the deal:

“There will be a lot of construction jobs [really? Probably not but...] and more hiring once it opens. Those spaces have been vacant for a long time, so it’s good to see a long-term tenant,” she said. “People seem pretty excited to see the vacant space filled with a Target.”

See? (Wonder what Janet Reilly (campaign kick-off tomorrow!) and/or Kat Anderson [UPDATE: Kat's for Target - check the Comments] think should happen with this giant hulking abandoned structure…)

There aint no stopping us now. Expect good things!

Pathetic Mervyns Heights could use some help, non?

via Dale331

Bon Courage, Target.

See you there!

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move (yeah-ee-a, yeah-ee-a)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’ve got the groove
Spice Girls, check it out

There’ve been so many things that have held us down
But now it looks like things are finally comin’ around, yeah
I know we’ve got a long long way to go, yeah
And where we’ll end up
I don’t know
But we won’t let nothing hold us back
We gonna get ourselves together
We gonna polish up our act, yeah
And if you’ve ever been held down before
I know that you refuse to be held down any more, yeah yeah
Don’t you let nothing, nothing
Nothing stand in your way
And all we gonna do
I want you to listen, listen (That’s right)
To every word I say
Every word I say about it

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move
(You said it, we’ve got the groove)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’ve got the groove (Whoo-hoo-oo-oo Whoo-hoo-oo)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move
(We’ve got the groove)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’ve got the groove (Yeah)

Look, Lemme tell you this
I know you know someone who’s got a negative vibe (Euhh)
And if you only help it will only keep it alive (Sh-yeah)
They really don’t have nowhere to go
Ask ‘em where they’re going
They don’t know
But we won’t let nothing hold us back
We gonna get ourselves together, come on
We gonna polish up our act, yeah
And if you’ve ever been held down before
I know that you refuse to be held down any more, Oh oh oh

Don’t you let nothing, nothing
(I won’t do it) Stand in your way (No no)
And all we gonna do
I want you to listen, listen
To every word I say
Every word I say about it

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now (That’s right)
We’re on the move
(Nothing gonna, nothing gonna)
(Stop us now, stop us now)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, Come on
We’ve got the groove (Whoo-oo-oo yeah yeah)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now (No no no)
We’re on the move
(On the move, yeah-ee-a, yeah-ee-a)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’ve got the groove (Yeah)

Now, let’s see it
Don’t wanna stop
Please don’t make me stop (I don’t wanna)
Don’t wanna stop
Please don’t make me stop (No-oh No-oh)
Don’t wanna stop
Please don’t make me stop (I don’t want to)
Don’t wanna stop
Please don’t make me stop
(Uh, y’all spell it out for me)

S-T-O-P-P-I-N
Ain’t no (Doo-oo, Yeah-heh-a)
S-T-O-P- (to the) P- (to the) I-N (You got it)
Ain’t no (Ain’t no, no-no)
S-T-O-P-P-I-N (Go ahead)
Ain’t no (Ain’t no, no-oh-no, no-oh-no)
S-T-O-P- (to the) P- (to the) I-N (Come on)
Ain’t no (No, yeah-ee-a, yeah-ee-a)

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move
Don’t wanna stop, please don’t make me stop (Yeah yeah)
Ain’t no stoppin’ us now (Yeah)
We’ve got the groove
Don’t wanna stop, please don’t make me stop
(Whoo-oo, Come around with me)

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now
We’re on the move

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4 Responses to “Finally! Target Stores Community Meeting on July 21st at Geary/Masonic Mervyn’s Site”

  1. Peter says:

    I think the proper traffic-calming solution is to scrap tgt and make this the mother of all NOPA pot clubs. Writing Rossie now…

  2. Kat Anderson says:

    I’m all for the Target placement at the old Mervyn’s site, which many years ago was the old Sears site – where I used to shop as a new Hastings law student. That is a great space for retail and will help revitalize the neighborhood. It will help environmentally because we San Franciscans will not have to get in our cars and drive to Colma/Serramonte or to Marin County to shop at Target. We need more options for good prices, too! I urge the community to embrace this opportunity. No down side! Kat Anderson, candidate for District 2 supervisor

  3. Tami T. says:

    To Kat Anderson: To dismiss the proposed project as having “no down side” shows how short sighted and vapid your thinking is. Even more appalling is your twisted assessment it will help environmentally because “we San Franciscans won’t have to to get into our cars and drive to Colma/Serramonte or Marin to shop at Target”

    Guess what? You don’t “HAVE TO” get into your car at all. In fact living car-free is one of the appeals of living in an compact urban area. I shudder to think of the congestion, traffic, honking horns, CO2 emissions as cars flood in and circle about in a frenzied race to find a parking spot. One only has to look at the glut of cars lined up in front of Trader Joe’s on any given day to see what potential problems there could be. And that is just one down side.

  4. Kat Anderson says:

    Went to the meeting about Target tonight and observed strong support and no opposition. The room was filled! Super. Ross Mirkarimi spoke in support. Traffic calming was discussed. It will be watched. There are 600 parking spaces at the old Mervyn’s site – more than what was required when Mervyn’s was there, and much more capacity, comparatively, to Trader Joe’s. Tami T. were you at the meeting tonight? Had you gone, you could have expressed your strong opinion to the Target people. They were taking notes, being very responsive to all concerns and ideas. I asked them to consider three things: 1) Please hire seniors and students, our most underemployed San Franciscans; 2) Please offer delivery service so that people can arrive on Muni or on foot and not have to lug all their stuff back that way; and 3) I propose that SF have a BikeShare program, and would they please make space for a BikeShare station? They liked my ideas and were supportive. Several others spoke in favor of the delivery idea after I brought it up. Hope this helps you see that I am not short-sighted, Tami. I also asked near the end of the meeting if they would try to provide education about nutrition so that the students from Wallenberg High School across the street would not come over and buy chips and sodas for lunch. I support making healthy eating choices, too!