Posts Tagged ‘jannah’

Fell Street ARCO Gas Station Protest Attracts Lots of Attention

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Well the “possible arrests” didn’t occur last Friday evening down at the famous Fell Street ARCO station near Divisidero, but lots of media vans showed for the “misdirected” protest, so that’s something. Read all about it here, here and here.

This Toyota driver got hectored so much other drivers were able to jump the queue. Pwned:

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This driver waiting for gas also got hectored for talking a on a cell phone the wrong way:

“ARCO – part of BP” - this slogan could use a rethink:

Most cyclists in the evening drive managed to get by and on into the Panhandle:

Everything got back to normal by today, anyway.

They say a fix is coming (and what about the route from the Panhandle to Scott Street and the start of the Wiggle Bike Path? Who will protest that?)…

At Long Last, a Fix for the ARCO Station at Fell and Divisadero – Drivers Off the Bike Lane

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Things were worse back in aught-seven, back when drivers waiting to fill up at the always-cheap ARCO station on Fell Street in the EaPA would queue up big in the bike lane. But it’s no picnic these days neither, as you can see in this shot from a few days ago:

Well, comes now award-winning Michael Helquist of BIKE NOPA to learn us about planned changes:

“‘We have a design hashed out to take out parking on the south side of Fell Street,’ James Shahamiri, MTA Assistant Traffic Engineer, told BIKE NOPA. The new design would designate the former parking spaces as a curbside queue for motorists awaiting entry to the gas station.”

(IMO, that’s a painfully obvious solution that any other town in ‘Merica would have implemented years ago when the issue first cropped up. But oh well.)

So, you see them cars parked on the left side? You know, the Porsche 944 (or 968?), the Saturn S-Series, and the Honda CR-V cute-ute SUV? They’re parked in spaces that could soon be the ARCO queue.

What’s that, NIMBY? Over your dead body you say? O.K., well, I think this cake is already baked, but maybe you’ll be able to hear more about all the deets at this meeting:  

*NOPNA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 18th
Jannah Restaurant, 1775 Fulton Street, between Central and Masonic Avenues
7:00 pm, visit with neighbors
7:30 pm, meeting begins
9:00 pm , meeting ends
 
Change is Good, huh?  

Inaugural NoPA Velo a Huge Success – Monthly Bike Ride Kicks Off With Patty Hearst Theme

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Bike NOPA organized a successful bicycle ride yesterdayjoin them on the last weekend of the month, why don’t you? They’ll always start and end in the North of Panhandle Area, conveniently located just west of the EaPA .

Organizer Lenore is Patty Hearst:

She matches up well with this awesome WANTED poster, anyway. (Warning: Photoshop just might have been used here, albeit more skillfully than what you can see in similar materials from Mayor Gavin Newsom’s inchoate gubernatorial campaign.)

But let’s start at the beginning, at the ridiculously popular Central Cofee Tea and Spice at the corner of Central and Hayes. Owner Ali was impressed with the early-morning turnout:

40+ cyclists began the trek:

It almost looked like Critical Mass, that monthly illegal bicycle parade, except that NoPA Velo riders actually stop at red lights to let cross-traffic through. And that makes all the difference…

And then the handsome crowd…

…went up the hill to visit the secure undisclosed location where Patty Hearst’s kidnappers* kept her in a closet on Golden Gate Avenue in the NoPA:

Off the riders go, through Golden Gate Park and on up to the Presidio to hear of recent developments from Ranger Dale:

And then it was over to Jannah on bustling Fulton for an apres-velo lunchtime bite.

See you on the next ride!

*Patty Hearst Shaw managed to get pardoned by two different U.S. Presidents. Here she is, just after the second pardon, on the Larry King pwning local attorney Stuart Hanlon:

“KING: People not happy with your pardon, Stuart Hanlon, the defense lawyer for the former SLA fugitive Kathy Soliah, now known as Sara Jane Olson.

HEARST: What a surprise. He’s also my kidnapper’s lawyer, too.”

Pwned.

Jannah, Serving Middle Eastern California Cuisine on Fulton, Opens Wednesday, July 8th

Monday, July 6th, 2009

At the site (if not the exact same address) of the former Korean-themed brothel Gabin comes Jannah. It’s at 1775 Fulton in the NOPA, just down the street from the candyBar at 1335.

And guess what, they’re hiring! Servers, apparently, atleast that’s what the signs said.

And guess what, they’re already five-star rated at the Yelp!

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See you there on Wednesday, the updated forecast for opening day.

Former NOPA Brothel Gabin to Become Jannah, with Middle Eastern California Cuisine

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Man oh man, the oddly-named “scary,” “sketchy” nightclub Gabin (nee Daebul) at 1775 Fulton Street (or 17xx, if you prefer) near Masonic was almost famous in the North of Panhandle Area / Western Addition area back in the day. It was one of San Francisco’s San Mateo County-style private karaoke joints, oddly located right across the street from a big old Lucky / Albertsons supermarket. 

Read for yourself some hilarious encounters on the Yelp. And don’t miss the contretemps of the white male “nosey parkers” of the North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association attacking “diversity and sex-positiveness” here, from way back in 2006. (And let’s not mention 2006 again, no sir.)

But now, the signs say “Jannah”, so it looks like “Middle Eastern California Cuisine” is headed our way.

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And they’ll have plenty of delicious beverages to boot.

See you there!