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