Plans to bring Starbucks to Yosemite cause grande headache

An online petition to stop a Starbucks cafe from opening in Yosemite has garnered a latte support.

As of Monday morning, more than 8,500 people had signed the petition.

Some of the signers voiced concerns over what they see as the spread of corporate development within the park even though the store would be inside a food court and not free standing.

"Multinational corporations have no place in our National Parks," the petition reads. "The opening of a Starbucks in Yosemite Valley opens the door to further undue development. The Park will lose its essence, making it hardly distinguishable from a chaotic and bustling commercial city."

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