The original owner and founder of Jo-2-Go Coffee, Shannon Schofield, had a prime vision to design a coffeehouse on the former Clayton Homes property---what is currently a vacant lot off Avenida Escuela.
Schofield explained how he faced many regulations from the city and had to jump through multiple hoops. He pushed to have a set of two driveways off Avenida Escuela, but the city only allows for one driveway on each commercial property.
“They don’t want the little mom and pop stuff, they want the corporate stuff. You always see the stuff on Facebook about Red Lobster. If Red Lobster came here, I think the city would roll out the carpet for them and let them do whatever they want to do whether they met the code or not.”
Other small business owners in the community also shared their insights.
Check out the story here: https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/sierravista/small-businesses-struggle-with-city-bureaucracy/article_ffc16c34-cbf2-11ec-80b4-eb062dcb75f5.html