Erica Gies

Presidio gets a Starbucks

Farewell, Perk Presidio -- the bane of local beaneries is moving in.

GREEN CITY First came the troubling mandate that the Presidio needed to break even financially, a new model for a national park area. Then came the Starbucks. That's right: the Guardian has learned that a Starbucks will open next month in the Presidio's Letterman Digital Arts Center, replacing locally owned Perk Presidio.

The new Starbucks — and all it represents — has raised the ire of both park and city activists. Read more »