OB Rag Poll on Apple Tree Closing – Most OBceans Won’t Miss It

by on November 1, 2012 · 11 comments

in Economy, Environment, Ocean Beach

In a recent OB Rag poll on the closing of Apple Tree market aimed at our local readers in Ocean Beach and Point Loma, 6 out of ten respondents indicated that they would not miss its closing.

60.6% responded that that the market leaving would either not affect them as they don’t shop there (almost 9%), they only shop there on occasion and would not miss it (almost 24%),  or ‘good riddance’ as it’s “dirty, smelly, old” (nearly 23%), and they’ll shop somewhere else around the Peninsula (5.3%).

About one in eight said it would be “devastating” if the store closed, as they don’t know where they will shop (12.3%).

A substantial number of those polled saw the demise of the market ushering in condos as “significant gentrification” for OB (nearly 16%).  Another 7% said even though they don’t live in OB or PL, they don’t see it as a “good development”.

Here is the Poll as it was written with the number and percentage of respondents to each answer:

OB RAG POLL for OB and Point Loma residents: It looks like Apple Tree market will be closing. How does this affect you as an OB or Point Loma resident?

 It would be devastating. I don’t know where I would then go to shop. 

14 — 12.3%

Would not affect me at all as I don’t shop there. 

10 — 8.8%

I only shop there on occasion, so probably would not miss it at all.

27 — 23.7%

Apple Tree is dirty, smelly, old – good riddance!

26 –22.8%

I’ll shop at Peoples, Baron’s, and other local supermarkets around the Peninsula.

6 –5.3%

Once it’s closed and condos are built there – OB would see significant gentrification.


Not sure at all.

2 — 1.8%

Don’t live in OB or PL – but I know this is not a good development.


What’s the big deal?


 Total Votes: 114 Started: October 24, 2012 – Nov. 1, 2012

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