IDK, do I want anything from Amazon here?
Oh look, expensive shirts to allow me to share the wonder of Amazon with the world?
It’s now, it’s wow, it’s Google Shopping Express.
And it’s free to check out for six months, if you qualify.
“Get free delivery for six months. We’re opening our pilot to a limited number of testers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Testers receive a free6-month membership for unlimited same-day delivery.”
Man, the cops are all over the place in and around Union Square these days, the better to protect the all-important holiday shopper.
So that means SFPD vehicles parked all over, as a show of force for newly-arrived felons, including your Mobile Command Centers One, Two, and/or Three, and beat cops just standing around the corner of Fifth and Market answering tourists’ requests about which direction is the Metreon, that kind of thing.
And if you’re a drug dealer, the SFPD will literally tell you to conduct your business a few blocks up Market near Turk, you know, in the Twitterloin containment / enterprise zone, where you belong.
A half-dozen cops, one felon, Market Street betwixt Fifth and Sixth:
Don’t click to expand, in fact, shrink it down if you want, but, just saying, there’s always a reason when I post a messed-up filtered photo…
Look for things to get back to normal starting the morning of January 1, 2013…
I’ll tell you, there are two kinds of San Franciscans:
1. People who know / care about who the current Mayor is; and
2. People who think the Mayor of San Francisco is still Gavin Newsom or Willie Brown or Dianne Feinstein*
A third of the first group welcomes the new City Target store, a third doesn’t care, and a third opposes this corporate chain-store invasion, man.
And the second group? They either don’t care or they welcome this store.
Golfing for Gift Cards and Bullseye doggie dolls:
*Which you know, isn’t too far from the truth, IRL.
(Oh, which of the two groups listed above is larger? The second one.)
I, for one, welcome our new corporate overlords.
As does Charlize Theron:
Feel free to continue shopping online until October 14th.
(And hey, where’s our Masonic and Geary Target, when’s that one coming?)
See you at the City Target on the Second Sunday of October 2012!
That proposed CityPlace mall has a new name and they’ve just started working on getting it built.
“…its name has been changed to Market Street Place, reflecting how even this blighted part of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare...”
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This is all new. The whitewash went up on Monday, I think, and now we have the ads what say SHOPPING PLACE and whatnot.
This is what it will look like, without the homeless and the criminals and the iPhone fences and the drug dealers milling around out front:
The mall has it all. Actually, it’s a mall like any other from Anytown, USA. (Boy, John King is going to looooooove this, huh?)
All right, now let’s all thank the Carlyle Group for helping us out:
“The following is a list of both current and former employees and advisors.
I’ll tell you, I’m probably passing by the bustling two-year-old Daiso store on relatively flat Post Street like twenty times a week and yet I had no idea it was there until just recently.
(The reason being is that this Daiso is hiding in one of those horrible 60’s-style, earthquake-unsafe, concrete mini-malls* that make J-Town look like a ghost town, like the Land of Wind and Ghosts, even though sometimes Japantown has a lot of foot traffic in some of its stores.)
Anyway, the Yelpers think that this outlet is small, but I think it’s huge. You should get over there just for the laughs. I guarantee you’ll find something you’ll enjoy seeing (even if you don’t buy anything).
So, go to that horrible concrete tower** what symbolizes Japantown and then head across that horrible concrete plaza towards downtown and you’ll bump right into it. (I think there’s a new sign that says “East Mall” or something – right there.
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22 Peace Plz
San Francisco, CA 94115
* They Should All Be Destroyed. And hey, thanks San Francisco Redevelopment Agency! What’s this you say? You eliminated “blight” in the Western A? Hellooooo, R.A.? You is blight. You are the #1 blight producer in the 415! Veritably, you are the melon-farming C&C Blight Factory. A little self-awareness would help. Hey, why not have a ceremony and apologize to everybody about what you’ve been doing in the Fillmore the past half-century plus? All right, Go Forth and Sin No More.
**Actually, it’s somewhat historically accurate (I think it’s inspired from similar towers in the Nara region) to the shock of most Japanese, who consider it something Chinese, or something, just anything but Japanese-style.