Union Square merchants not digging new subway

It may have been the most fashionable meeting ever held at City Hall — as representatives of Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Barneys New York, Dior, Bulgari and Arthur Beren Shoes met Wednesday with Mayor Ed Lee to tell him that the Central Subway construction was killing some of Union Square’s best-known high-end stores.

At issue is the tearing up of Stockton Street to make way for the Union Square Station — and the loss of parking, deafening noise and dust from the heavy machinery that go along with it. Combine those with narrow and often unlighted walkways in front of the stores, and customers are staying away in droves.

Lee promised a personal look at the situation, but overall the news was not encouraging… (more)

The Union Street merchants will probably want to vote No on A and B (to limit the damage SFMTA can do by limiting their funds) and Yes on L to restore sanity to the transportation system that is wreaking havoc in the city and will be the source of our downfall. http://www.restorebalance14.org/

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