Fillmore uneasy about new stores

Many people would be thrilled to have internationally known retailers set up shop on their streets, but prominent new neighbors have made some Fillmore residents uneasy, according to a report in California Apparel News.

Independent boutique owners and their staffs in the upscale neighborhood fear their days are numbered. “In 15 years, this street will be a mall,” said Eddie Izzo, buyer for the Metro 200 boutique, located at 2116 Fillmore Street. “Small stores won’t be able to make it here with the high rents.”

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