Council Extends Chain Store Moratorium

By Nao Braverman

Even before the Ojai City Council voted to extend their temporary moratorium on chain stores Tuesday night, Subway owner Dave DiTomaso decided not to open a Subway in Ojai after all.
DiTomaso said that he and the Matilija Street building owner Ernie Salomon agreed it wasn’t worth the trouble.
“I’d have to spend about $10,000 to get the architectural drawings and do preliminary work,” he said. “It didn’t make sense to put that much into it and not know if it would go through.”

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