Posts Tagged ‘closed’

Goofy Mervyn’s Heights Location Claims Another: RIP Geary and Masonic (Sort Of) Panera Bread Chain Store – 2015 to 2018

Monday, March 19th, 2018

I just noticed that this place shut down.

I thought it was a bakery at first.

IDK anybody who actually ate something from here.

If you plopped me down at the Lucky Penny (also RIP) parking lot that’s actually at Geary and Masonic and gave me two minutes to run across traffic and around Target and through a loooooong tunnel to get to the door of E106, well I think I could make it.

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Anyway, RIP Panera.

Here It Is, Here’s the Result of $50,000,000(!) Worth of Pacific Coast Highway Reconstruction – Reconnecting Muir Beach with Stinson Beach

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

This was your view a few days ago, looking south (east? southeast?) along Highway One from Rocky Point Road near Stinson:

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At the time, Google Maps said that this road was open but two signs saying ROAD CLOSED overruled that I suppose.

Here are all the deets about all the activity the past year.

And here’s a recent Google Maps update:


A few days ago, Google had the stretch of road north of the red arrow as squiggly red, to show that it was closed to most people all the way up to Stinson Beach. These days, Google shows everything as open as far as I can see. (I’m just a tourist way up there, some 12 miles north of Frisco County, so usually G,IJDK what’s going on.)

Here’s part of where your money is going, on all matter of earth movers and mobile cranes:


Whoo boy, $50 mil…

“Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Highway 1 Between Muir Woods & Stinson Beach to Open Thursday, January 4, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation


Today’s Date: January 3, 2018
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Steve Williams
Phone: (510) 286-6195


Caltrans To Open Highway 1 Between Muir Woods And Stinson Beach 
Thursday, January 4, Before Noon

One-Way Traffic Control to be In Place
MARIN COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today the closed portion of State Route 1 between Muir Beach and Stinson Beach will open to one-way traffic control on Thursday, January 4, sometime before noon. 

The stretch of roadway was closed since February of 2017 to the extensive storm damage. Drivers should anticipate lengthy delays because there are still six active projects along that section of Highway 1. There will be flaggers and signalized operations, along with stepped up construction zone enforcement throughout the entire corridor. The majority of those projects will be complete by June, 2018. 

More information is available by visiting this link:

To date, the repairs for all the projects on that corridor are approximately $50 million. 

For real-time traffic, click-on Caltrans Quick Maps:

For 24/7 traffic updates, go to 

Follow us on Twitter: 

Please be #WorkZoneAlert


OMG: Fisherman’s Wharf Rain Forest Cafe Auction is December 19th – Furnish Your Pad the Rain Forest Way!

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Brace yourselves.

Via Quonky:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA ONSITE Former Rain Forest Cafe Restaurant Liquidation Auction 12/19/17 ID: 7657 (265)
Bidding Now! – ends Tue, Dec 19 at 12:00:00 pm

ATTENTION: This is an ONSITE auction and all winning bidders MUST remove all items won within the designated load out times. If you are unable to pick up your items during the designated load out times we ask that you please do not bid! Items not removed from the facility will be considered forfeit and no refunds will be granted!”

Lot #5061: Tiger Stripe Motif Bar Chair – 33″ H


Lot #5064: Duck Motif Bar Chair – 33″ H


Lot #5240: Hanging Sign Stating “Your Adventure Begins Here”



Monday, December 4th, 2017

As seen in the Upper Haight:

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This outfit used to be a gentrifier, not that long ago:

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The Quiet Chaos Resulting from a CCSF Campus Not Opening Its Parking Lot for an Hour – Endless Double Parking and Blocked Buses

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

IDK, I’ve never seen this, in all my years – people double parking near the CCSF John Adams Campus for up to an hour, ’cause somebody forgot to open the gate:

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And this is around the corner – it took this #21 Hayes driver a couple minutes of beeping / waiting to buck up the courage to pass traffic what seemed way too far to the left:

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But everybody else waited patiently, as if there were no other place in the world to park. Then at 7-oh something AM, the gate opened and Life went back to normal:

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How wedded CCSF is to the automobile.

Too bad MUNI sucks…

The LINEN OUTLET that Cried Wolf

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Not sure I can believe anything this Linen Outlet tells me, but I suppose yeah, sure, maybe this really is the LAST FEW WEEKS:

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I means, signs have lied to me before…

Frisco’s 2.5 Yelp-Starred RAINFOREST CAFE at Fisherman’s WHARF Just SHUT DOWN with NO NOTICE to EMPLOYEES

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Crowd-sourced Yelp knows the score, already:

Yelpers report this location has closed.

And Redditors, there were the first to report:

Rainforest Cafe at Fisherman’s Wharf evidently closed overnight. Anyone know what happened?

But let’s go to the official website – Frisco is GONE-ZO, leaving Cali with just two locations, both in SoCal:


But hey, wasn’t this outfit advertising for new employees just a couple Scaramuccis ago? Yes, on the craigslist:


And yet, there was zero notice to the employees, some of whom are laboring today to clean the place up and do inventory.

Mmmm, what happened? Well, here’s a clue from Alyssa Pereira earlier this year:


And there you have it.

Marketing 101: Don’t Call Your LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS until AFTER They are Built

Friday, September 29th, 2017

‘Cause not everybody agrees that what our Richmond District needs is (any?) (more?) LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS.

The Alexandria? Man, I saw E.T. here, man!* 

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And I’m not exactly sure what LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS are, actually. (And even non-LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS can go for over a million dollars these days.)


*Uh, the 20th Anniversary Edition with police guns replaced with flashlights, as I’m just a quasi old-timer, consarnit.

Forlorn, 2.5 Yelp-Starred Western Addition Taco Bell/KFC is Now Beloved, 4.5-Starred JANE THE BAKERY

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Can you see the fast food traces, like the blackened KFC Bucket on the left or the Taco Bell bell on the awning on the right?

Anyway, it’s JANE THE BAKERY now. (It’s just like ALICE THE RADIO STATION or TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, non? And it reminds me of SPORK, which wore its Valencia Street Taco Bell heritage proudly, back in the day.)

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The Yelp-ers seem to love it.

Perhaps you yourself will form a Jane’s Addiction soon…

“1881 Geary Boulevard at Steiner
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 658-7971

Open daily from

See you there!

Twin Peaks Update: How Things Look Since the Most Recent Murder and Before the Nighttime Road Shutdown

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Well, here’s your background – just keep reading down.

Photographer Ed French was killed in July 2017.

And here’s the latest:

SF Leaders Consider Proposal to Close Twin Peaks at Nighttime – By Terry McSweeney

(Of course, people would still go up atop Twin Peaks, but not with their cars, so that would certainly lower the SFPD / RPD workload.)

Impressions: Sunrise

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Here’s where one of the gates could go, on Twin Peaks Blvd. The 30 MPH speed limit seems a tad on the high side, but there you go:

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And here’s where the SFPD hangs out – you can pretty much see everybody who comes and goes from this spot:

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And here’s your greeting these days:

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Repeating endlessly:

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Speaking of which, here’s your broken auto glass report. I think I saw strong evidence of at least three break-ins last time I was up there:

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This is quite an improvement from earlier this summer, when all the broken glass really stood out on the newly laid macadam. So a rate of about 1000 break ins per year has dropped a lot, due to the heightened SFPD presence.

The popo aren’t up there now as much as in August 2017, but they’re still up there.

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As are your shutterbugs:

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All over, actually:

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Hey, did this woman sleep overnight on the less-trafficked, “car-free” side of this hill? IDK. She looked like a sleepyhead when I saw her one morning:

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So there you have it. I can understand why it’s easier for SFGov to just throw its hands up and say, “Screw it, let’s put up some gates on TPB.”

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As for whether that’s the best course of action, well, that’s up to you, Gentle Reader.