California was once a playground for the rich and famous, and the ultimate destination for the dreamer, the tourist, and anyone wanting to make it big. San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco were three of the most sought after locations in America, and the lure of pristine beaches, rugged canyons, and majestic mountains called people from all over the world.
Now, after years of leftist policies and failed leadership from the likes of ineffective politicians like Gavin Newsom, California is unrecognizable. Newsom and the Democrats have turned the Golden Coast into a no-mans land of homelessness, drug use, violence, theft, and general lawlessness. Couple that with the insanely high cost of living, as well as high taxes and far too much government regulation, and it is small wonder people and businesses are fleeing California in droves.
Numerous high profile Hollywood stars like Mark Wahlberg and Dean Cain have fled Hollywood for Las Vegas, and many more are following. Countless businesses are also fleeing California, particularly in Northern California.
San Francisco used to be all peace, love, and harmony, but those days are long gone, replaced with a crumbling city replete with crime, drugs, feces, and homelessness.
BREAKING: The Cinemark movie theater in the Downtown SF Westfield Mall will permanently close this month.
The news comes just days after Westfield’s announcement that it plans to give up the mall to its lender, citing “challenging operating conditions.” https://t.co/Y467ghAKRf
— The San Francisco Standard (@sfstandard) June 14, 2023
Businesses are making a mass exodus from San Francisco, and recently another high-profile company announced they are closing up. Cinemark Holdings, Inc. announced they are closing the doors to their downtown location. The company said: “Cinemark can confirm it has decided to permanently close the Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD theater shortly before the conclusion of its lease term following a comprehensive review of local business conditions.”
Translated, they are simply leaving because no one wants to go downtown for fear of being robbed, assaulted, or worse.
The theater is located in the troubled Westfield San Francisco Centre, where numerous shops have left of late, including Nordstrom. It is so bad that the owner of the mall complex, Westfield, is giving the property back to the bank due to “the challenging operating conditions in downtown San Francisco.”
Westfield isn’t the only business announcing plans to skip town. Park Hotels & Resorts announced they will be defaulting on their $725 million loan for its Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco location due to “major challenges” in the city.
While it is clear what the issue is in San Francisco, that hasn’t stopped liberal politicians from gaslighting residents and the media. Recently California Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna claimed that despite crime problems, the“mass exodus” is untrue and the city is thriving. Obviously that is false. Businesses wouldn’t just pick up and leave if conditions were good.
San Francisco, Los Angeles, and California as a whole could rebound and make a comeback, but it will take a change in leadership from the state to the local levels. Soros-backed district attorney’s must be replaced, and a tough-on-crime stance must be taken to restore public trust and lure industry and residents back to the failing state.
Can this happen? The hope is yes, because the state’s natural beauty is overwhelming and people want to visit and be safe. Will it happen? Sadly, probably not. It will take years to undo the damage from Gavin Newsom and failed liberal governance, so best to hold off on those vacation plans for a while longer.
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