Chick-fil-A Vallejo location faces opposition — Bay Area Reporter Article

Editor’s note: The following article from the Bay Area Reporter discusses the  Chick-fil-A restaurant proposed for Vallejo which is on the agenda for tomorrow’s 7/22 meeting of the Vallejo City Council.

by Matthew S. Bajko

 A proposed Chick-fil-A location in Vallejo has drawn opposition from LGBT residents and others due to the company’s anti-gay history.

The city council is expected to vote at its July 22 meeting on the fast food outlet’s proposed restaurant in Vallejo’s Northgate area at Admiral Callaghan Lane and Auto Mall Parkway near an entrance and exit to Interstate 80. It would be the company’s seventh location in the Bay Area, with outlets in Walnut Creek, Fairfield, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Santa Rosa.

Due to Vallejo’s drive to increase its tax base and add jobs as it continues to pay its bills two years after coming out of bankruptcy, opponents of Chick-fil-A expect the council will vote to approve the new location.

“It is an uphill battle,” admitted gay Vallejo resident David Crumrine, who has been organizing opposition to the Atlanta-based company’s expansion plan.


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  1. July 21, 2014 @ 2:16 pm Craig

    The VIB should look into this further and report on the person(s) manipulating the media attention on this issue!

    It has come to my attention that someone is using the Club’s name in public letters regarding Chik-Fil-a in Vallejo. These letters have gone to press. This person, or perhaps persons, have gone so far as to also create a Facebook page. They do not speak for the Club.

    The Chik-Fil-a matter was discussed at the March 2014 and members were not enthusiastic about pursuing the matter.



    • July 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm Craig

      Looks like another exquisite Crumrine Production! Begs the question, “Is Crumrine in meltdown crisis mode?”

      Bayard Rustin LGBT Democratic Club Meeting Cancelled

      Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bayard Rustin LGBT Democratic Club of Napa and Solano Counties meeting which was originally scheduled for July 30 has been postponed indefinitely and a future meeting date will be announced later.

      I don’t know what’s going on either. I live in Southern California now. Craig


  2. July 22, 2014 @ 8:31 am rocketman

    The only divide in this town about Chick-Fil-A falls at the feet of a tiny group of gay activists whose slash-and-burn tactics on this nonsense are unacceptable and must be DISMISSED. All of this sturm und drang about a fast-food chicken place is beyond absurd–it is a vast WASTE OF TIME.
    It remains the case that the majority of Americans, including those in THIS town, do not and will never fully accept same-sex marriage and homosexuality; the issue is a moral one and, while often couched in religion, is NOT always associated with religion but rather with plain old social expectations and norms of behavior.

    And speaking of behavior, THAT is the underlying issue with the so-called gay lifestyle–sexual behavior. It is NOT whether gays are good people. Not only can people disagree on this question, they most certainly will. And that won’t change anytime soon. Oh, you can find Federal judges to make dubious decisions and overturn legitimate votes of the people (deplorable and possibly illegal action by the courts), but that will NOT alter the view that homosexual sexual behavior is not right and is not healthy. Perhaps this society will get around to discussing homosexual behavior and the public health, though we’ve already had that cold, hard lesson known as the AIDS epidemic in the homosexual communities in the 1980s & ’90s. Dreadful disease, misery and death ensued.

    And these guys want us to be concerned about chicken? How trivial and deplorable.


  3. July 22, 2014 @ 8:30 pm Bong Hit

    OK, listening to Bob Sampayan tonight it becomes clear that he is not the guy to lead us forward. I mean, come on people. This guy is lost.


  4. July 22, 2014 @ 8:41 pm Bong Hit

    My God, I will be buying a truck load of chicken in future. The level of idiocy displayed this night is almost beyond belief.


  5. July 22, 2014 @ 9:05 pm Salty Dog

    I was disparing as I watched this meeting on line tonight… so much so that repainting the basement and watching it dry seemed a much more inviting proposition.

    Stop sign? Yield sign? Foliage height? Crosswalk?U turn? Left turn? Apron grade? Oldsters? California licenses?…..the only thing not covered was the old gay mayor thingy.

    But then Ann Carr pulled it all together. She just gets better with each clear presentation. And yes, Ann, very rude to put the kingly Mayor issue well down the agenda.

    Now I am beginning to see why the FAA suddenly banned US flights into Israel. Are we becoming a nation of dithering wimps?


  6. July 22, 2014 @ 9:24 pm Salty Dog

    Did I just make a left hand turn into some alternate universe where minutae is everything.

    But, Ann Carr just keeps getting better with each clear presentation/overview,in my opinion.
    (and I agree, placing the kingly mayor issue down the agenda was rude).


  7. July 29, 2014 @ 7:51 am Hire jesus

    Here is a link to the way Chick Fil A hires its franchises.


  8. July 30, 2014 @ 6:15 am rocketman

    It’ s time to place the top-of-the-page Chick-Fil-A piece somewhere else–it has been stuck at the top for far too long. The entire gay activist argument and whining was demonstrated as having NO traction–not even within the gay community. Archive it and refresh the site.


    • July 30, 2014 @ 8:53 am Bong Hit

      Did you catch the video of the city council meeting the other night when the public had a chance to comment? One of the opponents of the Chik project put on an embarrassing display of childishness and lunacy.

      Scroll to 2:43:00 to see the video:

      It’s actually a sad, sad thing to watch as people win a battle for equal rights only to turn around and squander any chance at reconciliation and forward progress. After the grievance politics are played out and well deserved freedom from an overly oppressive government is obtained, how does the gay community pivot and begin to act like adults? I think they will have a very hard time shaking off the hate and disdain they feel for people that don’t think the same way they do.


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