Save Alpha Fusion's sidewalk cafe
The Dept of Consumer Affairs wants to take away the sidewalk cafe permit that Alpha has had for 5 years. The reason being, they might have made an error in issuing the permit to us all those years ago.
Alpha is a small minority-owned business. The outdoor café is the one of the few eating establishments in the entire neighborhood that has outdoor seating for locals to enjoy. In a commercial area, such as ours, this is very important to the community.
At 24 feet, the sidewalk outside the establishment is wide. The tables and chairs are not a bother to any establishment in our vicinity. Further, there are no residential properties around us.
By forcing us to get rid of the sidewalk cafe, we would not only deprive our customers and the community, but also our employees. The sidewalk generates roughly $20k/month in the summer months and is a huge portion of our revenue. It would be devastating to our business and our clientele if we were forced to shut this down.
We look to you to help us be able to keep this vital piece of the neighborhood in place! Thank you for your consideration!