Four NIMBY neighbors, thousands of sandwiches, and countless media stories later, San Franciscans are now getting the chance to have their say about the fate of Ike’s Place, the tiny sandwich shop in the Castro that has become so wildly popular it faces eviction.
People are talking. Or to be more specific, e-mailing.
Shop owner Ike Shehadeh sent out an e-mail on Tuesday looking for folks who might be willing to say something positive about his postage-stamp-size eatery. Four upstairs neighbors have threatened to sue, and the landlord started eviction proceedings, after the restaurant became a foodie sensation and began attracting huge, allegedly disruptive crowds.