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ON THE OTHER HAND, that Geary/Masonic shopping thing has been sad and mostly empty for years and Target will create a lot of jobs and they really do offer a lot of great products at very low prices. But it's still a chain.
It's weird, though. Target seems to get a pass from people in SF. They're not universally loathed like some other chains, although I suspect if you tried to put a City Target into, say, the old Tower Theater on Mission, people would lose their fucking minds. I'm not sure what it is about Target that insulates them from the same shit other chains get if they try to move in. Same with Trader Joe's. We can't get enough Trader Joe's.
I don't really have any point here, except that there are a lot of questions about chain stores in SF I don't have answers to. That is a pretty lame point. Oh well.