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1965 Page Street vs. Whole Foods Haight Street: “Bad Neighbors!” – A Kramer-esque Campaign

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Well, it’s not much yet, but this is the biggest reaction I’ve seen so far to the relatively new Whole Foods outlet at the end of Haight Street near Stanyan.

Do you see this Kramer-esque sign hanging off the back of 1965 Page? It’s new.

See?

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Cf. Cosmo Kramer vs. Kenny Rogers Roasters, Inc.

Now I don’t know what these NIMBYs paid for that sign but I’d imagine something like hundreds of dollars. Most passersby weren’t aware of it, cause of how and where it’s hung. But go to the northeast corner of the parking lot and then look northeast and you’ll be sure to find it. (WF employees were doing just that yesterday afternoon, having a laugh.)

MisssAnthrope49 has the details on YouTube.

And I guess that this is the FaceBook page?

Whole Foods Inc Bad Neighbor :-( ” “This page is for those who have unresolved neighborhood noise issues with Whole Foods Markets, Inc. Please share your experience, links, pictures, videos. Invite others, anywhere in the universe. Support your local markets.”

(You don’t have a website yet, NIMBYs?)

Now, I’ll tell you, the parking lot at this Whole Foods fills up with regularity, cause it’s too small. (And that’s just the way “the neighbors” or the Planning Department or somebody wanted it to be. By design.) So I don’t know how the people who wanted a small parking lot have the right to complain about a small parking lot. Anyway, the way Trader Joes Masonic handled the parking issue was to take over parking spaces on the right side of southbound Masonic in partnership with the City. (I mean, first you’ve got to exist, and then you can address the issues what pop up, that’s how you’ve got to do it.)

The parking lot attendants at this particular WF will direct shoppers into non-existent spots in front of the store, you know, in order to pack the largest number of cars into the lot. Of course there are signs telling drivers not to block Stanyan, but nobody pays attention to them.

We’ll just have to wait to see how this one turns out.

In the meantime, meet your new NIMBY neighbors, so far:

Susan Leas LathamLeda Nevin AguirreHolly EdsonSoumyaa Kapil BehrensJohnson HorTed DeLongVanessa PictonGabriel HaalandKenneth HeikkilaFran GentryLoraine Cruz CummingsDarlene PolankaMichelleNoel WelchElizabeth KirchnerRichard IvanhoeDickie Clark

Oh, and here’s something that people actually noticed, back in the day, on Stanyan:

This building on Stanyan can be seen from all over, so it would be a better location to launch an anti-grocery store campaign, IMO.

Oh well.

And nascent NIMBY’s, the time to attack Progress is before the gro sto goes in. I mean, did you expect the parking lot to be empty all the time? Did you expect the food to be teleported in via Wonka-Vision?

Oh well.

To close, here are some palliative cliches from Whole Foods itself:

“Sent: Thu, August 25, 2011 7:02:26 PM
Subject: RE: HVAC at 690 Stanyan Street

Susan,
Whole Foods Market Haight Street store has received your concerns regarding HVAC noise. We take all our neighbors’ concerns and questions seriously and work to accommodate requests whenever and wherever possible. The neighborhood we serve is extremely important to us and we want to be a good community member.  We had our HVAC service company come to double check that all the adjustments that we have made the past few months were still up to par . There were only two minor adjustments needed.

While we are within the legal limits for noise required by the city, Whole Foods Market Haight has made many adjustments in response to HVAC inquiries, including:
o   We reprogrammed the HVAC system to shut down between 8PM and 8AM to reduce noise when people are home
o   We also changed our thermostat settings two degrees lower so the heat would kick on later in the morning
o   We installed sound dampening devices on all our rooftop condensing fans
o   We had our own acoustic, electric and HVAC engineers come out to test and fine tune our system for noise reduction and ensure we were within our legal limits
o   Additionally, we had the Department of Public Health Environmental  Services come back out to re-test and ensure we were operating within the legal limits

While the adjustment to any new neighbor may take some time, we truly hope we can peacefully co-exist with our neighbors in the Haight”

Olympic Hero Jonny Moseley to Star at Grand Opening of House of Air Trampoline Park in the Presidio

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Remember that guy who started up the Icer Air urban ski jump thing on Fillmore Street a half-decade ago? Well, he’s back, baby!

Back to help by serving as Brand Ambassadair at the Grand Opening Weekend of our new House of Air Trampoline Park.

JM loves to fly and it shows. Above Cow Hollow back in aught-five:

Via Thomas Hawk

All the deets:

Olympic icon Jonny Moseley partners with House of Air, will host Opening Weekend festivities as ‘Brand Ambassadair’

SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2010) – On the day after House of Air
opened its doors to the public, owners Paul McGeehan and Dave
Schaeffer
were thrilled to announce a new partnership with Olympic
Gold-Medalist Jonny Moseley.  The former “Sportsman of the Year” will
serve as an ‘Ambassadair’ for the ground-breaking trampoline park,
helping to spread the word about the venue’s ability to make “Flyers”
out of all of us.

“When I first heard about House of Air, I knew it was something that I
wanted to be a part of,” said Moseley.  “What I like most about it is
the fact that it offers something for everyone.  Whether you’re a
highly-skilled athlete looking to hone your skills, or an adult or
child looking to experience the joy of flying, you’re guaranteed to
have a great time.”

Moseley also stated that he will be hosting House of Air’s grand
opening celebration, which will begin on Friday, September 17 and
continue throughout the weekend.  The celebration will include live
DJs, exciting raffle giveaways, and demonstrations from expert
jumpers.  “We’re going to have a lot of fun this weekend,” added
Moseley, who will be doing interviews with the media throughout the
weekend.  “I’ll be judging a “dinner roll” competition on Friday
evening.  The winner will receive a pair of K2 HardSide skis, so
hopefully lots of people will be eager to show off their moves.”

The weekend’s festivities will kick off on Friday at 1:00pm with a
ribbon cutting ceremony, and will last all evening, before resuming
again on Saturday morning.  Those who would like to purchase tickets
to jump during these or any other times can do so by visiting
www.houseofairsf.com.

House of Air is located at 926 Mason Street at West Crissy Field in
the Presidio of San Francisco.  Prices start at $14 per hour for open
trampoline jump time; each additional hour is $10.  House of Air will
be open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 11
p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  House of
Air will also be open for fitness classes at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. daily.
For more information, or to make a reservation for a birthday party or
corporate event, please visit www.houseofairsf.com.  You can also
follow House of Air on twitter @HouseofAir and find House of Air on
Facebook www.facebook.com/houseofair.

OMG, Tramampoline! House of Air Trampoline Park to Open in the Presidio September 15th

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Folks at the not-yet-Yelp-rated House of Air Tramp Park are counting down to T-Day, the day it finally opens.

And they’re bursting with pride already. Check their Media Page for quotes like these:

“…the best thing to have happened to San Francisco since the chicken and waffle box, indoor trampoline park House of Air – Brock Keeling – SFist.com

We’ll be offered Trampoline Dodgeball and Trampoline Basketball and what could be better than that (other than Trampoline Thunderdome ultimate fighting with no holds barred)?

It’s here, it’s finally here! An hour of tramping will cost just $14:

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Will you attend any of the Grand Opening days? Remember it’s not really at the 900 block of Mason Street atop Nob Hill and it’s not at Fort Mason, neither. It’s in the Presidio on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge 

See you there!

A different kind of flying at historic Building 926:

All the deets:

Countdown To Liftoff Underway at House of Air. Revolutionary Trampoline Park Set to Open on September 15, 2010

With exactly one week until the official opening of their ground-breaking trampoline park, owners Paul McGeehan and Dave Schaeffer are thrilled to begin counting down to the day they have long dreamed of.  Beginning on Wednesday, September 15, people of all ages and ability levels will be able to take flight at House of Air, which is located at the western edge of San Francisco’s
Chrissy Field.

McGeehan and Schaeffer are also excited to announce that, beginning on Friday, September 17 and continuing all weekend, the venue will be staging a Grand Opening Celebration.  The event will feature demonstrations from experienced flyers, a live DJ, food and drinks,
and other exciting details that will be announced soon.  “We can’t believe we’re only a week away from opening,” said Schaeffer.  “We
encourage anyone and everyone to come get a firsthand look at this amazing space.”

“House of Air was designed to appeal to everyone,” added McGeehan. “Flyers will be able to soar on any of House of Air’s multiple trampoline structures, each of which were created to fulfill a different thrill.”

Ever more deets, after the jump

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