Posts Tagged ‘blick’

Mid-Market Renaissance: Know Your Art Supply Houses – Pearl and Blick – One Old and One New

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Which store is the “economic catalyst” of Mid-Market?

This is a trick question, as one of them is an empty brokedown palace and the other merely a replacement, more or less.

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How could this situation, switching one store for the other, possibly change anything?

What has Blick done for Mid Market that Pearl hasn’t done, that Pearl didn’t do?

That’s a mystery to me.

It wasn’t to our jackass former Mayor, apparently.

But it’s a mystery to me.

Mid-Market Renaissance Continues: Blick Art Materials Opens Today at 979 Market Near Sixth

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Or “Central Market,” that name works too. This deal has been in the works for a while:

Blick Art Materials‘ brand new bigger and better location is in the Central Market area of San Francisco at 6th and Market Street.”

Well, Blick’s has just told all the Yelpers this A.M. that their latest formula retail outlet is now open for bidness, so it must be true:

“We’ve Moved!  Come visit us in our NEW location at 979 Market Street!”

And you get free parking (somewhere), if you’re not just a looky-loo:

“We will validate your first hour of parking with a purchase of $25 or more!”

The finishing touches went on just a few days back:

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(Check out this bit from Angela Hart at SF Public Press to see for yourself if the mid-Market is about to take off.)

Anyway, the kids from ArtSpan are going welcome the joint to the neighborhood:

Thursday, August 19, 5-8pm
Blick Art Materials
979 Market Street, SF – NEW location!
Accessible by BART (Powell St. Station) / MUNI Rail Lines: F, J, N, S, L, K/T and Powell Cable Car / MUNI Buses: 5, 6, 9, 14, 19, 21, 27, 30, 31, 45, 71, 91
Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, as well as great discounts on art supplies for ArtSpan Members! All are welcome!

All right, Pearl’s is all gone but now Blick’s is here. Is that a fair exchange?

Bon Courage, Blick Art Materials!