It’ll be just like when they shot that Milk movie…
…except without Sean Penn
This is how the Post Street side of our old-school, earthquake-unsafe Japan Center Garage looked the other day:
Not that I care, cause I don’t use this garage, but this will certainly affect traffic in the area, for better or worse.
And I’ll tell you, that sign looks professionally made, so I assume that this entrance will be shut in the future as well, perhaps on weekends or busy times? Just guessing here…
Just asking. You tell me, babe. Here’s the view from Geary just east of Scott:
This was at a time when the Western Addition Library was closed and this sure looks like rousting to me.
Are these guys peace officers or park rangers or feds or something? Sure don’t look like it. That means they’re security guards operating at Hamilton Square? Do they work for the SFPL? IDK.
What’s next, the Library Police (to go with the Mint Police and every other kind of police we have in SF)?
Sleepless in Seattle Puzzled in Frisco
IDK, if the NoPA part of the Western Addition is so hot hot hot lately, you’d think that this space at 803 Divisadero near Fulton would have gotten a lease deal going by now.
The sign what’s still in the window:
Before, it was Film Yard Video (parting shot: “NETFLIX IS EVIL!”), then it was a illegal condo/supposed tarot reading place (you know, yet another one of those joints), and now it’s a black hole sucking energy from the “DivCo” “Streetscape” just south of North of NoPA.
(Oh what’s that, you’re not interested ‘cuz you want to run a full-on restaurant? Well, 1751 Fulton is just around the corner (sort of ) and it’s still available after years and years of slumber. But instead of $6k per month, it would run you $18k…)
Here’s a statement about the northern Twitterloin from CW Nevius in“Tenderloin nonprofits vs. bad apple corner stores:
“He hired a security guard and installed lights and cameras, but he and the people at the neighborhood’s other service agencies know where the real problems originate — the handful of lawless corner stores.
So, the “real problems” of the Tenderloin originate from a handful of lawless corner stores?
The test will be when the handful of corner stores get shut down and then the New Day doesn’t dawn, of course.
(One supposes that Nevius needs to “add drama” in order to justify his high-salary, low-effort gig.)
Now obvs, if SFGov is sufficiently motivated, it can “dramatically” change the character of a high-crime corner or a block pretty much at will. (Like at Jones and Market, the former open-air, stolen iPhone Apple store in front of the check-cashing place. Post an officer not just for one shift, but for all shifts and then people will get the message to move on.) But I’m skeptical of SFGov doing much more than that, of it “bringing a new day” to the TL. I heard the same type of thing when I lived in the area, back before Nevius white-flighted to The Creek in the East Bay, and periodically I keep hearing the same-old-same-old from some of the bad apple service agencies that Nevius is in communication with. (You know, like the one with the chief exec who sometimes threatens to sue and almost always belittles The Neviusese’s employer, for instance.)
Naive newcomer Nevius is far more optimistic than I on this score.
In any event, if SFGov can shut down an individual store and CW Nevius wants to cheerlead from his empty nest condo in SoSoMA, that’s fine. But it’ll be a long wait for a “new day” in the TL.
Background: The Big Boy Market at 180 Golden Gate is no more as of 2014.
And here’s a shot I took, from 2011 – it seemed to piss off the people hanging about. (Everything’s filtered ‘cept for the DRUG-FREE SCHOOL ZONE (or should it have been SCHOOL-FREE DRUG ZONE?) sign:
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Hey Nevius, why don’t you spend a Night in the Twitterloin ala this guy? You know, have a hat cam on, or have a drone hovering overhead to record your interactions. Or, just keep on doing the same old, waiting for Randy Shaw to email you with his latest Crusade, that kind of thing. I suppose you get paid the same either way…
Of course, our Hooters was having to deal with some wage and hour lawsuit issues when it went away, but one supposes the rents up there at 353 Jefferson were too high for them to keep on keeping on.
This was the replacement – Dick’s Last Resort. It lasted six months.
I can’t imagine locals going to 353 Jefferson for any kind of restaurant, and the tourists are probably heavier at the other end of the wharf, and the building is set back a ways from the sidewalk, so these can be challenges:
Who will try to make a go of it next at this cursed location?