Ocean Beach residents ready to petition against Target on Newport Avenue

Posted at 11:50 PM, Jul 19, 2017

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Some residents in Ocean Beach are starting to fight back against the possibility of a Target opening a store on Newport Avenue.

An online petition has gathered more than 1800 signatures against the store. 

The James Gang Company made t-shirts that say "No Target in OB."

“It wasn’t a hard one to come up with,” laughed Paul Bearce. "We’re like one of the last Southern California beach towns that there are. And I just hate the thought of Target moving in.”

A broker for the deal said Newport Avenue Antique Center is for sale for $6,500,000 and for lease for $30,000 per month. He added that nothing is set in stone, and offers can still be submitted by calling 858-717-1697.

"We'll probably do one instead of 'No Target', if it moves forward, we'll have a 'Boycott Target in Ocean Beach,'" Bearce said. "We want OB to stay OB.”

The shirts are for sale at the James Gang Company at 1931 Bacon Street in Ocean Beach.