Build It And They Will Come: New City Target Store at Geary and Masonic is a Huge Success – And It’s So Big

Well, you know, the rich, home-owning, millionaire NIMBY ladies of NOPNA (the number one homeowner’s association in the Western Addition) had steam coming out of their ears a few years back when they realized how hopeless their plan of keeping Tar-ghey from infecting their “NoPA” neighborhood was becoming.

Good times.

Oh well.

Mervyn’s Heights is now Target Tor and NoPA (North of the Panhandle) is now SoTA (South of Target). See?

Lots of produce here – a surprising amount.

And the amount of traffic is up, way up. Just like people said would happen. We’ll have to see how things shake out. I myself saw a fender bender on Masonic that prolly wouldn’t have occurred but for the Target Grand Opening yesterday.

Oh, and the traffic lights have been jiggered with, for better or worse. These days, peds at Masonic and Anza need to wait for a looong red light and then after that they need to wait for southbound traffic to turn left. In effect, the peds are going “last.” This kind of thing was considered unacceptable by the SFBC down at Masonic and Fell not too long ago. Mmmm…

Anyway, I can’t figure why some chain stores in SF are good and others are bad – I can’t find consistency in Planning is what Im saying,

But here it is.


Expect more, pay less.

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3 Responses to “Build It And They Will Come: New City Target Store at Geary and Masonic is a Huge Success – And It’s So Big”

  1. Clarence says:

    What I like to know is how does City Center 3.0 compare to other shopping centers like San Bruno Towne Center, Colma Metro Center, Potrero Center and Bridgepointe shopping center San Mateo. Does it look as nice those places it decor. Is it doing it best to be as good as those shopping center. Does it help the neighborhood look nicer, then it is. I have not been there since the Target open. What are the other retails that are open at City Center 3.0 on the back side and where ever else. Do shoppers like City Center 3.0.

    Anyone know does City Center 3.0 have a website.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    No. It’s an old building. I think Circuit City is there and that’s about it. It’s not all that nice at all. We’re lucky to have anything here…

  3. Rob Anderson says:

    That shopping center has been there for more than 50 years. I grew up in Marin and remember coming their in the 1950s to shop at Sears with my parents. People in SF—especially in the avenues—now don’t have to go downtown to Macy’s or to the Stonestown Galleria to do some of their shopping. And the complex has more than 600 parking spaces, which of course the bike people hate.

    The traffic there will get a lot worse after the city puts in the separated bike lanes on Masonic by taking away all the parking between Fell and Geary, since the parking lanes are now used during commute hours to handle increased traffic.

    How many cyclists will benefit from slowing down traffic on Masonic for the more than 32,000 daily vehicles that now use it? The city has no idea. Traffic management based on wishful thinking.

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