Since 2020, 23 retail stores have closed in downtown San Francisco, with many citing the increase in crime and the inability to keep their customers and employees safe, according to The San Francisco Standard.
Coco Republic, a furniture store, announced its closure Wednesday in a press release, stating it will be closed by the end of July or whenever inventory is sold out, according to KRON 4 News. The store joins other retailers like Whole Foods, Anthropologie, Nordstrom and T-Mobile that have closed their doors since 2020 due to crime, the San Francisco Standard reported.
“Less than six months from opening, we could not be more disappointed to be shuttering this flagship location in our sister city, but ultimately, the safety and well-being of our customers and employees is our highest priority,” Coco Republic’s Creative Director, Anthony Spon-Smith, said in a statement. (RELATED: Increased Crime Causes San Francisco To Bump Pay For Police Officers)
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