Starbucks opens at Yosemite National Park despite petition

It seems 25,000 signatures weren’t enough to keep a Starbucks out of Yosemite. That petition to halt its opening died a quiet death on March 16, when the coffee giant began operating at Yosemite Valley Lodge’s Base Camp Eatery, which ABC7 reports underwent a $7 million remodel, its first since 2000. The Guardian reports that requests from visitors reportedly partly drove the decision, which “aligns with our goals of elevating the food and beverage offerings throughout the park,” per a rep with Aramark, which is running the facility. It’s the first Starbucks location in…