Cobble Hill resident Carl Foner’s Change.org petition asking J. Crew not to displace the Pacific Green Gourmet store at 151 Court Street has now reached over 700 signatures. He’s now launched a companion Facebook page to spread the work and to garner support.
Foner’s latest petition update reads:
The more people who sign the petition, the more influence we can have. So don’t forget to share the petition with your friends. Sharing personal stories (on Facebook, your blog, etc.) about what Pacific Green means to you is also a great way to spread the word.
Thanks for doing everything you can to get the word out.
Foner first informed the neighborhood about the petition in a Cobble Hill Blog comment on June 9, the night his quest began. The next day we received a passionate and compelling email from him detailing why he’s getting involved — “[When} I heard the news and my heart sank,” he wrote.
The Brooklyn Eagle picked up the story yesterday –
Brooklyn Eagle: As of Monday morning, more than 700 Pacific Green supporters had signed a petition at Change.org imploring J Crew to put their store elsewhere.
“When I heard the news that J.Crew was moving to the corner of Pacific and Court where my beloved grocer now lives I was heartbroken,” writes Alexis Anselmi. “This cannot happen and I will do everything I can to stop it! Pacific Green is a staple in this neighborhood.”
Elizabeth Fountain wrote that she moved to Cobble Hill ten years ago for the “mom and pop feel.”