Evil, culturally unrich, dastardly home improvement chain Lowe's is planning to open a store on Bayshore Boulevard. According to the SF Chronicle, it's in the negotiation stages. If you recall, a Home Depot planned on setting up shop in the same area, but backed out at the eleventh hour.

American Apparel also attempted to open up a store in the nearby Mission District, but we all know how that ended.

Anyway, while opening a Lowe's would bring much-needed jobs to the area, use neighboring construction companies, hand a "$100,000 contribution to the San Francisco's day labor program," and provide "shopping ease for residents who now often venture outside the city for their home improvement needs," this chain store would threaten San Francisco's image as a playground for the elite, ones that want the city to remain the way it was when they first moved here.

Help us, Stephen Elliot, you're our only hope.