Posts Tagged ‘north panhandle’

More Signs of Life at 1751 Fulton, the Death Zone for Restaurants – Former Poleng Lounge / Social Club / Storyville Avail for $18K/Mo

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

I don’t know, what kind of business could you run to cover the $4 per square foot per month rent on this foggy, windblown section of Fulton across the street from the Lucky?

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Back in the day, it looked like this on the weekends, with college kids barfing up here and there:

Of course, back in the day the business that actually made money on this side of the block was the quite active whorehouse called Gabin. These days, it’s world famous Papalote what’s earning the dollars with their expensive burritos.

But what kind of restaurant would you put in to meet your payroll and pay the rent of $1000 a day in this out-of-the-way location?

I’m clueless

 

OMG, It’s Critical Mass Sidewalks! – Five Bros Head Down Divisadero Sidewalk on Bikes – “DING DING, Look Out For Us!”

Monday, August 12th, 2013

So there I am on Divis and what do I see but five, count them five, Brocephuses heading north in the fast lane and then U-turning at Grove to head down the western sidewalk nose-to-tail like they’re a family of elephants.

Check it:

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Disrupt Parking: The Kids from the SpotOn Parking App Have Got the NoPA Western Addition Covered – Look for Iconic Orange Cones

Friday, August 9th, 2013

They’re trying, I’ll give you that.

See?

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Yeah, I don’t know….

You know, if I dropped out of an Ivy to start up a transportation app in Frisco, I think I’d offer an Android version, you know, for the 79% of the world what rolls that way.

But that’s just me.

Anyway, they’re not per se illegal from the get-go, and that’s so unlike a lot of Ron Conway*-type startups what litter the 415 these days, so they’ve got that going for them…

*Hey, did Ron Conway really try to improperly intervene with SFGov over the parking spaces near Pinterest HQ? Ooh, that’s pretty cheesy, RC!

Finally, Some Activity at the Former Poleng Lounge on Fulton Near Masonic in the NoPA Western Addtion

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Whether it’s to open something new or to hunker down until better times I don’t know.

Anyway, it used to be like this but now it’s like this:

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ATMs of the “Up and Coming” “NoPA District” in the Western Addition

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Oh, here’s one.

As seen on Divisadero, on the same block as the Popeye’s Chicken:

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Keep on chasing those rainbows, area real estate interests.

So many NIMBY meetings to attend, so little time…

OMG, the New “Google Offers” from Google is Just Like GroupOn, Except It’s for Places You Like: 50% Off of Little Star Pizza!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Remember back in the day, when Little Star Pizza had a GroupOn type of 50% off deal?

Well, that one didn’t last long – sold out with a quickness.

But now, a similar deal is back, courtesy of Google Offers.

See?

Note that this if for Early Birds only, so you’ll need to be seated by 6:30 PM. (Little Stars are busy enough during prime-time dinner hours already, right?)

Hurray!

Also, Hurry! As this deal won’t last long.

So far, all of the other deals offered by Google Offers since it began in San Francisco have been good as well.

Like this:

Now, you know Little Star, right?

Western Addition 846 Divisadero St.

Mission District 400 Valencia St.

Albany 1175 Solano Ave

(Little Star is now in Albany? Wonder what the Zachary’s people think of that?)

Bon Courage Google Offers!

Bon Courage Peu D’Etoile!

Physical Graffiti: Shuttered Poleng Lounge Now Looks Like 1970′s Detroit, But It’s Right Next to Bustling Papalote

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

So why don’t you give it a go, start up your own place on the 1700 block of Fulton near Masonic?

You’d be right next to some new condos and the Starbucks our former mayor used to get coffee from (up to last year), and the nationally-famous Paplote (West) taqueria, and the very active cat house that got shut down not too long ago, and, across the street, you’ll have a Lucky Supermarket – check it out.

“New Look” BMW and some kind of Custom Cruiser station wagon – the 70′s are back in the NoPA

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Now, mind you, you’d have to put up with the nastiest NIMBY infection the City has ever seen – the Northeast of Panhandle Millionaire Homeowner / Neo-Ladies Temperance Union, whatever they call themselves, will work against you, try to push you around, and the little monsters, the area teens, they’ll graffiti your joint inside and out. But why don’t you give it a go, start up your own place?

Michael Chidamburam would love to hear from you at 415 (752-7299)

Now, mind you again, the freaks come out at night, but only if you invite them to come down the hill from USF:

Otherwise, it’s all good, baby.

Hilarious: Yahoo Maps Calls the Outer Sunset the “Outset” and the Inner Sunset, Wait for It, the “Inset”

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Somebody at Yahoo! Local Maps must have a sense of humor ’cause they’re calling Inner Sunset the “Inset” and the Outer Sunset the “Outset.”

See?

At the outset, I’ll tell you that this image is not inset:

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I don’t know, Inset is a pretty good thing to be called, I guess:

 ”a place where something flows in

“Something” could be knowledge, or fog, stuff like that.

And Outset, that’s pretty good too:

 ”a start; beginning

Like if you’re starting a cross-country journey, or moving into a halfway house, stuff like that.

So, good on you, Yahoo.

And they also have some other new / funny / inventive names in San Francisco proper, like North Panhandle and stuff, but there’s no East Panhandle (EaPA*) or South Panhandle (SoPA**). Yet.

(And what about InMond for the Inner Richmond and OuMond (OW-MOND) for the Outer Richmond? Maybe someday…)

Anyway, Inset and Outset: Learn It, Know It, Live It.

*I’ll cop to making this one up, but someday DMV Hollow Adjacent will get it’s own moniker.

** There are people who actually use this term. Srlsy.