Valmar Liquor Store has violated city codes, the law, shown poor judgement and acted irresponsibly. Currently, the Valmar store sells alcohol to people who then drink in public right outside the store in the McCoppin Stub, often defecating, arguing loudly, passing out on the sidewalk, and otherwise making it an unpleasant environment. Neighbors have already expressed concern to SF Rec & Parks, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and SFPD that this will get worse once the McCoppin stub is converted to a park in the next couple of months, and extended alcohol sales hours will no doubt add to that.
Previously the guys working at the store have: associated with drug dealers who hung outside all day, every day; kept an unaltered pitbull in the store (illegal to be unaltered and health code) ; reportedly kept a gun behind the counter; been unresponsive to invitations to participate in our Neighborhood Watch group, etc.
The Valmar store's immediate neighbors in the same building are the Ketama Cooperative (a medical cannabis dispensary), Palm Tree Massage (which had their business license revoked on May 17, 2014) and Martuni's bar. Across the street is the Travelodge. While Ketama and Martuni's seem to be laregly responsible neighbors, there has previously been lots of traffic between the Valmar store, the massage parlor and the Travelodge that seemed to involve prostitution and drugs. Extended alcohol sales hours will only encourage more of the same.
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