Posts Tagged ‘CVS’

“Hi San Francisco!” – The New TargetExpress Store at Bush and Sansome Looks Pretty Sweet

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

I don’t know, do you care about stores ‘n stuff?

Here it is:

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I thought it would be like a convenience store, but no they sell cell phones and tablets and all kinds of stuff.

Big, in’nt it?

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Now, here are your Tar-zhays, in order of size, as best I can figure:





All right, see you there!

Forget About Those “CityTarget” Stores, an Even Smaller “TargetExpress” Opens March 9th at Bush and Sansome – Oh, They’re Hiring

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Here’s the signage:

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And here’s the samwich board on Bush, offering jobs:

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And here’s the interior, so far:

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Poor Walgreen’s!

Poor CVS!

Bienvenido a San Francisco, TargetExpress

All the deets:

Target to Open Smaller-Format Stores in San Francisco’s Financial District and Berkeley – New TargetExpress Stores Customize Guest Experience


Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) today announced plans to open two new TargetExpress stores in San Francisco’s Financial District and Berkeley, Calif., in March 2015. Target’s first TargetExpress store opened this year in Minneapolis, and the San Francisco-area stores will mark the first time Target is expanding this format outside the Minneapolis area.

The San Francisco store will be approximately 18,000 square feet and located at the southwest corner of Bush Street and Sansome Street, next to the Montgomery BART station, in the heart of the financial district. The Berkeley store will be approximately 12,000 square feet and located at the southeast corner of Shattuck Avenue and Allston Way, next to the Downtown Berkeley BART station, near the main entrance to the University of California, Berkeley.

“From listening to our guests at the two San Francisco CityTarget stores, we know the smaller format of TargetExpress will fit right into the busy San Francisco Bay Area lifestyle and enable us to cater to each community’s needs,” said Kamau Witherspoon, senior director, Store Operations, Target.

Target store teams have spent time understanding each local community to determine the right merchandise mix for each store, so both TargetExpress locations will be customized to fit the individual needs of the surrounding neighborhoods. For example, the Bush Street store will feature a large grab-and-go area with sandwiches, salads, breakfast items like yogurt and mid-day snacks for busy commuters on the go. The store will also include a Starbucks and select items from Target’s Made to Matter collection, which features products from San Francisco Bay Area companies like Annies, Yes To and Method.

The Berkeley store will offer a large selection of grocery items, including produce, dairy, frozen, snacks and beverages to serve the students, commuters and residents of Berkeley. Additionally, both new TargetExpress stores will be stocked with essentials in home, beauty and electronics, including a robust assortment of Target’s owned brands. The stores will also include Target’s popular pick-up-in-store service and a pharmacy.

Target opened the first TargetExpress in Minneapolis in July, and has announced plans to open one in the Highland Park area of St. Paul, Minn. in 2015. A third San Francisco Bay Area TargetExpress will also open in 2015, with a location to be announced in the coming months.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,925 stores – 1,795 in the United States and 130 in Canada – and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

Mid-Market Black Market Update: Donated Food for Sale, for Cheap! Oh and Millville “Crisp Rice” Cereal is Actually from General Mills

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Go figure.

Renoir Hotel, Market Street:

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When are these ladies going to stop?



Just One Graphic from the SF Weekly Beats Everything from The Bold Italic – Plus Photos of Black Market Food

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Here ya go, it’s Down and Out in Mid-Market:

Three-Dollar Chicken: The Ethical Dilemma of the Food Pantry Black Market by Albert Samaha

1. Do you see that “Market Street Specials” graphic, The Bold Italic? It’s better than anything you’ve ever done* since you came to town to try to make money hawking made-in-San-Fran goods to clueless tourists and your fellow newcomers, you dig? It serves THE READER, right? Oh, what’s that, TBI? Your job is to lose millions upon millions year after year to serve up a fat tax break for your corporate masters Back East? Well, mission accomplished.

2. And srsly, I don’t think it’s the job of SFGov-funded COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS to confiscate food in the Twitterloin.

3. Uh, the vast majority of food market food comes on 18-wheelers, you know, on pallets and stuff. (Speaking of corporate tax breaks…)

4. Adieu, writer Albert Samaha? :( It’s been real.

5. And finally, ah memories. Find the Crispy Hexagons cereal and win:

*To wit, let’s take legible information from an Excel spreadsheet and turn it into this garbage.

Ah, the 351 California Building: Erupting Office-Worker Poo onto the Sidewalk of Sansome on a Daily Basis

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Here’s some background and now let’s have an update.

San Francisco’s Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea of poo:

Stepping over and on raw sewage, on a daily basis:

Is this rainwater? You wish. It’s the accumulated sewage from the previous eruption. Most of the time this area is wet:

Oh well.

The Poo Problems of 351 California Street – Why Does Raw Sewage Erupt on the Sidewalk Here all the Time?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

This is the sidewalk of Sansome betwixt Pine and California near our tony Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The vent you see on the right regularly overflows with stinky raw sewage.

Why does that happen?

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And stuff that looks like toilet paper, is toilet paper, Gentle Reader.

And this is the same thing on Clayton near the 94117 Post Office:

But in this location, this condition doesn’t seem to be a regular thing.

The problem near the corner of California and Sansome near the new CVS in the Financh is ongoing.

It’s chronic.

Oh well.

Seventh and Market Black Market Update: Now Featuring “Here Choccy Choccy” Cereal – How To Profit Off Of Donated Food

Friday, May 17th, 2013

(Or “Krave,” as you Yanks call it.)

And Big Cheez-Its, that’s also available at a steep discount on the corner of 7th and Market these days.

But, cheez it, the cops! See them?

Do they ever do anything down here?

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Everybody wins when big corporations, like, I don’t know, Wal-Mart, take big tax deductions for donating food and when donees sell it to happy customers. Hurray!

Seventh and Market Black Market Update: As Strong as Ever – Today’s Special Includes Donated Peaches and Tartar Sauce

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Now, how does the pink bag mafia keep cold food, like yogurt, cold, you know, after they pick it up for free?

Answer: They don’t.

Oh well.

Opening up for the brunch-time rush:

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And look, we’ll have Yet Another CVS on Market Street. (CVS is the Rite-Aid of the 2010’s, non?)

This has been your Seventh and Market Black Market Update.

ZOMG, the Fresh & Easy Grocery Stores are Coming to San Francisco! And They’re Hiring at Min. Wage + Benefits

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

San Francisco will soon get two Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Markets. Hurray!

Realize that minimum wage in San Francisco is $9.92, so starting salaries will be at $10 per hour but there’ll be medical benefits for those working 20 or more hours per week.

The Richmond District store will open on June 22, 2011 (deets here at the Richmond District Blog) and the Bayview outlet will come along a little later on August 24 – (I’m sure we’ll hear from Supervisor Malia Cohen when the time comes…)

In the meantime, consider yourselves pwned, NIMBYs of the Richmond District. PWNED, you hear me?

Fresh & Easy Announces San Francisco Opening Dates – Hiring Underway at Both Locations

SAN FRANCISCO May 23, 2011 — Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market today announced the opening dates for its first two stores in San Francisco. These store openings will create more than 50 good jobs and the company is currently accepting applications for positions on its website at

Fresh & Easy will open two stores in San Francisco this summer:

— 32nd Ave. & Clement St. June 22 –  (3132 Clement)
— 3rd St. & Carroll Ave. August 24

“I look forward to the Fresh & Easy store opening and welcoming a new business that is partnering with the community and giving back to schools and community organizations in the Richmond District,” said San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar.

“We could not be more thrilled with the strong performance of our first 11 stores in Northern California and we’re excited to get our doors open in San Francisco,” said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy CEO. “Judging by the fantastic reception we’ve seen from customers throughout the Bay Area, we are certain these stores will also be a hit.”

Entry-level positions start at $10 an hour in California and offer quarterly bonuses of up to 10% as well as a 401(k) with company match. The company believes everyone deserves access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare and provides all employees the opportunity to work at least 20 hours per week, which entitles everyone to vision, prescription drug, dental and medical coverage with Fresh & Easy paying at least 75%.

For each new store opening, Fresh & Easy invites neighbors to nominate a local, non-profit organization to receive a $1,000 donation. Based off the nominations from the neighborhood, store employees will select the winning charity. Charity nominations are currently being accepted for 32nd & Clement at, nominations for 3rd & Carroll will be accepted in July.

To learn more about Fresh & Easy, neighbors and customers are invited to join Friends of Fresh & Easy at By joining, customers will have access to exclusive offers, the latest news on their favorite products and a free canvas bag.

About Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market

Fresh & Easy operates 175 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada. In addition to fresh prepared meals, meats and produce, Fresh & Easy offers everyone’s favorite national brand products and household items, all at unbelievably low prices. The grocer’s popular fresh&easy brand products have no artificial colors or flavors, no added trans fats, no high-fructose corn syrup, and only use preservatives when absolutely necessary.

On average, Fresh & Easy stores use 30% less energy than a typical supermarket, which helps customers save money – and also helps the environment. Fresh & Easy uses LED lighting in external signs and freezer cases, offers customer recycling in every store and uses advanced refrigeration and freezer units to cut back on energy usage. The company also recycles or reuses all of its display packaging, sending the majority back through its distribution center.

For more information about Fresh & Easy, visit Also follow the company on Twitter at: and become a fan on Facebook at

Boycott Protest in Front of CVS Pharmacy on Market in the Financh Actually Serves to Increase Sales

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Had no idea that was have a CVS now in the FiDi. But these days you can’t miss it what with all the protest signs that say “CVS.”

Went in and scored some prenatal vitamins, the kind the don’t sell at the Costco, the special magic ones that are specifically recommended, on a unexpected buy-one-get-one free basis, so that saved me $20-something or something.


Shouldn’t CVS have been allowed a real sign so that people passing by every day would notice its there?

Are these the same people you see in front of the Walgreen’s on Sacramento?

Do they have some specific cause? I asked one of them one time and he said everything I needed to know was on a sheet of paper but the other guy, the one on Front had the papers so I should go ask him about it.

Oh well.

CVS today, Target tomorrow, and who knows, maybe someday we’ll finally get something really exotic like a Lexus dealership (nope, not in SF) and a Wendys (they used to be here) or two.

Just like a real town…