Posts Tagged ‘neon’

Our Unique RUSSIA HOUSE Restaurant/Bar is Now Closed? Oh Well – Here’s What You Missed Out On

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Well, the curtains are gone so this icon is now a see through building, news to me.

Otherwise, the place looks the same:

Read on, for the memories – from a half-decade ago:

“No, not that Russia House, written by John le Carré and starring Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer. And not that one either.

It’s this one, the restaurant at 2011 Bayshore Blvd. in freeway-close Visi Valley. Would you be brave enough to check it out after reading what the Yelpers have to say and seeing that even our municipal government won’t venture foot in there?

Comes now bold Michael Procopio who brought a brace of his “girls” down there to check things out for Bay Area Bites.

Read all about it.

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Neon, fur, and vodka – who could ask for anything more?

It seems like Russia House is great place to go, if only to watch a party from another culture. (In Russia, Party watch you!)

Check it out, if you want.”

This MUNI 5 Fulton Bus Opposes Proposition 8, Apparently: It Says, “EQUALITY FOR ALL!”

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

This is MUNI’s message to the world:

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Or I suppose this is the message when it’s not “GO GIANTS!

Does the Word “God” Belong on California License Plates? I Don’t Know, Maybe – Check Out “I Heart You God 1″

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Obviously, California will let you put the word “GOD” on your license plate, ’cause, well just look.

One supposes “I Heart You God” was already taken:

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Maybe courts are looking at things differently lately?

I know not.

Oh, here’s something:

“The number ’69′ is reserved for 1969 year model vehicles.”

But they don’t talk about other taboo topics.

Oh well.

Merry part.

San Francisco is So Rich We Can Afford to Light Up the Giant Market Street “VIRGIN” Sign in Perpetuity?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Here’s the reverse-angle, at night, from Market Street near the Union Square Apple Store.

It’s the giant neon sign for our long-closed Virgin Megastore:

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Now didn’t I talk about this just last month? So why is this sign still burning brightly 24-7? There’s no actual Megasto any mo, right? Has this store sign become an ad for the Virgin Empire? Does somebody turn the sign off on Christmas to honor the Baby Jesus ‘n stuff? Does the City and County of San Francisco pay for the juice to power it?

I know not.

The juice, the precious juice

Market Street Update: LITTLE WOOD ETTE, Open ‘Til Midnight, ATM

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

See?

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Uh, Who Pays for the Electricity to Power the Giant VIRGIN Sign on the Side of Our Long-Shutdown Virgin Megastore?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

You see, our world-class City (go ahead, Google the terms ”ed lee” “world class” right now) used to have a world-class Virgin Megastore at the world-class intersection of world-class Market Street and world-class Stockton Street.

But then our Virgin reka sto shut down, a while ago, actually.

But now the sign is still burning brightly, wasting the electricity that San Francisco stole from the rest of California fair and square back when Hetch Hetchy got built.

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Bon courage, Virgin Megastore sign.

May you shine forever.

Better Know Your North Beach Neon Signs: Roaring 20′s and the Hungry I Club – THE BEST GIRLS IN TOWN

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

It’s just like Vegas, sort of:

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Or “Boring 20′s,” some people, like the workers there, call it that.

Oh, and Big Al’s, you need to step up, sign-wise…

The Condor Club in North Beach Wants You to Question if Your Joint’s Topless is “A-GO-GO” Or Not

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

See?

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Per the Yelp:

“Bottom line, Condor is an excellent choice for occasions that demand social gatherings at adult venues.”

O.K. then.

Did not know that.

Anyway, you have some iconic signs Condor, irregardless of anything they say about you.

May you live another hundred years…

TIME TO SHOP, OLD NAVY – TIME TO SHOP, OLD NAVY – TIME TO SHOP, OLD NAVY on Market Street

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Believe this is the Gap’s Old Navy Flagship Store on Market and Fourth, ably captured by starry-eyed ingénue An Invincible Summer.

Keep up the good work, AIS!

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