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Like many other retailers in San Francisco, the African Market in Hayes Valley is facing a rent increase and can't afford it. Compared to some, the increase is somewhat modest: $500. But the owners say no can do, and want to put up a fight, according to Hayeswire.
A December 18 Facebook post reportedly says the following:
...ASAP, we are seeking a media savvy, 'west coast promo', internet-passionate, history lesson-hell no! we won't go kinda person(s) to blow up a separate face page, blog, twitter. We are gathering the heavies to talk the talk an walk the walk out here. Give us a call 415 864 3576 with your ideas and contributions, be they philosophical, folks to contact, or financial.
What they hope to accomplish is a bit unclear, but they're asking in-store customers to sign a petition, and say they're launching another petition on Facebook. They also say they've tried to get the attention of Supervisor London Breed without much luck.
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