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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