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Stow Lake Boathouse Judgment Day is Finally Upon Us – Listen In at 2:00 PM as the “Historic Snack Bar” Gets Terminated

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Terminated with extreme prejudice, that is.

I don’t know man, I’ve seen more than my fair share of NIMBY groups and hysterical societies in the 415 over the years, but the absurdly-named Save Stow Lake campaign is, without a doubt, the worst in recent history.

See the NIMBYs  go down in flames starting at 2:00 PM (at the earliest, tonight’s meeting could be a long one) at the SFGTV.

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Here’s a mini photo essay and here are all the deets.

Artist’s conception of the Stow Lake boat repair facility, post-termination. It will be a cafe soon:

Recreation and Park Commission to Approve New Vendor at Stow Lake Boathouse December 2nd, or Soon Thereafter

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Appears as if there’ll be some changes coming to Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake Boathouse – our Board of Rec and Park will vote on the matter on December 2nd, 2010, anyway.

Check out the PowerPoint and the new lease if you want.

(The phrase “pink popcorn” is used three times, IIRC)

Out with the boat repair room and in with a cafe:

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All the deets:

“On December 2, 2010, the Recreation and Park Commission will consider approving a Lease with Ortega Family Enterprises, doing business as Stow Lake Boathouse, LLC for the lease and operation of the Stow Lake Boathouse. The Commission meeting will be in City Hall Room 416 and will begin at 2:00 PM.

The lease is available for review on the Department’s website by following the link below.


To review the Department’s Presentation from recent Community Meetings regarding Stow Lake, please follow the link below.

Ortega Family Enterprises
Stow Lake Boathouse, LLC. Lessee
For the Lease and Management of
the Stow Lake Boathouse
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
November 22, 2010

Mark Buell, President
Tom Harrison, Vice President
Gloria Bonilla, Commissioner
David E. Lee, Commissioner
Meagan Levitan, Commissioner
Lawrence Martin, Commissioner
Philip A. Ginsburg, General Manager

Stow Lake Boathouse Community Meeting: Today, Monday, Nov. 8th at 1:00 PM at the Hall of Flowers

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Get up-to-speed here for the latest developments and here for the agenda for the Next Big Meeting regarding the Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park. It’s a getting-to-know-you event so you can learn about Ortega Family Enterprises, the new operator and how they’re fixing to give the SLBH some TLC

Second Meeting:
Date: Monday November 8, 2010
Time: 1PM
Location: Hall of Flowers (County Fair Building)

Now, I call it the big meeting because it will almost def. wind up having more attendees than the first one on November 3rd. There was just a handful of Real People who showed to hear from Ortegas père et fils. (And I’ll add that the meeting today seems to have caught the attention of the Save Stow Lake crowd.)

Here’s Armand Ortega, who talked about how Culture should lead Commerce…

…and here’s Shane Ortega, who talked about the courses he took while earning an MBA bidness degree at Stanfoo:

Don’t count on them to return today but somebody from OFE will be on hand I’m sure.

And here’s something new, it’s the proposed floor-plan of the cafe:

And here’s the view that you’d get the way things are today when the “Historic Boat Maintenance Shop Door” (shown at #7 in the floor-plan) is open: