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Mayor Sanders announced plans to bail out the owner of a downtown coffee-cart on Wednesday after the owner claimed that Occupy San Diego activists chased her out of the Civic Center plaza.

Sanders said the owner of Centre City Coffee Stand will not have to pay the $1,000 monthly rent for October. In fact, the owner won't have to pay until she returns to the plaza.

More support came from mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio (pictured). On Wednesday, the councilmember announced that he will accept donations for the Centre-City Coffee stand as well as another food cart that operates in the plaza.

"These two business owners got a raw deal due to the recent Occupy protests and the San Diego community needs to come together to help them in their time of need," said DeMaio.

In addition to accepting donations, DeMaio is planning a fundraiser this coming Monday, to help the businesses out. The event will be held at Downtown Johnny Brown's at 6pm.

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Comments

Joaquin_de_la_Mesa Nov. 3, 2011 @ 10:43 a.m.

For a minute I thought I was reading Almost Factual News.

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Gail Powell Nov. 3, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m.

Wow! This shows that Carl DeMaio actually has a heart to help out these businesses that Occupy San Diego jacked up. Now maybe if the dude would just stop playing around on his laptop and cell phone when the City Council is in session and actually PAY ATTENTION to the guest speakers!

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Dennis Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:12 a.m.

Gee, maybe they should give a break to all the businesses that lost money when SDGE turned off the power recently.

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nostalgic Nov. 4, 2011 @ 7:32 a.m.

If you visit Civic Center Plaza now, you will think you are back in time to San Diego's glory years. I was there yesterday on my way to a hearing in the Civic Center. The whole area seems to have been steam-cleaned. It is sparkling and new and beautiful (unless you raise your eyes to the Civic Center itself, which seems kind of mildewed). When was it built? 60's? 70's? Maybe we can get the area declared historical, and save the cost of a new Civic Center.

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wysiwyg Nov. 6, 2011 @ 7:11 a.m.

there has to be more to the story.....

A coffee cart is BESIEGED by THOUSANDS more people than usual and complains that their business is suffering..?????

perhaps their business model and or attitude needs adjustment....

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