Posts Tagged ‘opening’

Regular San Franciscans Just LOVE Chain Stores, Chapter #1801: Panera Bread, OPENING SOON in the Western Addition

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Well, here it is, “OPENING SOON!” as promised:

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So this chain already has 1800 or so outlets, so let’s call this place at Geary and Masonic Store #1801.

The thing is, regular San Franciscans, not the electeds, you know, just regular people, love chain stores and here’s the test: OPEN ONE UP AND SEE IF PEOPLE SHOP THERE. You dig? That’s why chain stores are banned or are effectively banned in certain areas under certain conditions.

If San Franciscan didn’t like chain stores, then chain stores wouldn’t open up here in the first place, or, if they did, then nobody would shop there and then the chain stores would close up and leave.

Now this particular chain store is hidden away, like a porno shop, and that helped it get approved. you see, we like chain stores but we don’t want to see them all over the place.

On It Goes…

 

“St. Louis Bread” Coming to the Western Addition – 1800-Strong Panera Bakery Chain Now Hiring for New Geary Masonic Location

Monday, November 24th, 2014

I’l tell you, I don’t object to the Panera Bread coming to 2675 Geary at Masonic (but some people do).

Here’s the ad - apply for a job if you want:

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(The Panera will be right next to the new Chipotle. Truly, the City Centre Mall Has It All.)

All the deets about Panera, after the jump

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Amazingly, Our Local Postal Service Opens Its Doors Earlier on a Saturday Than UPS Does Monday Through Friday

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Here you go, here are the hours for USPS Clayton Station 94117 in the Upper Haight:

Compare that with the opening time for the big UPS Customer Center at 320 San Bruno Ave.

Well forget about Saturday ’cause the UPS aint even open on Saturdays. And M-F, the UPS begrudgingly opens at 9:30 AM.

I’ll tell you, a few decades back, UPS outperformed the Post Office in all aspects. But these days, for a lot of aspects, it’s hard to tell much of a diff.

IMO.

My Personal Best: Four Tower Cranes in One Shot – “The Crane is Now San Francisco’s Official Bird”

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Find me a recent photo what shows five or more tower cranes in Frisco – I challenge you.

Such cranes!

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INTRODUCTORY NOTES: “I’d like to open my remarks with a humorous anecdote. The official bird of San Francisco isn’t the California Quail! It’s actually the crane. [Pause for gasps and puzzled looks.] The _construction_ crane! “[ Pause to wait for the applause to die down, to enjoy the smiles of onlooking Walter Wong and Rose Pak, to bask in glory of being appointed by that guy who got appointed by that guy who got appointed by Willie Brown, to exult in being an obedient figurehead girl who does exactly what Downtown tells her to do.

OMG, It’s the Great H&M Union Square Grand RE-Opening – A Second Bite at the Apple, Dec. 5th, 9:30 AM

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

I remember when this store opened for the first time.* It was a big deal.

We’re re-opening one of your favorite stores!

Join us on December 5th at 9:30 AM for the launch of our brand new store on Powell Street in San Francisco, CA. 

If you’re one of the first 200 shoppers in line then you will receive an all access fashion pass valued up to $300 off your entire purchase. 

Get ready to do some serious shopping to our in-store DJ spinning all the latest hits!”

*Some dude on Craigslist offered an invitation to the VIP preview party in exchange for a sexual favor or two – girls only! GIRLS ONLY! It was in the oughts, a more innocent time

100 Van Ness Has Been Stripped to the Bone – You’ll be Able to Move In Soon – Best of All, No Rent Control!

Friday, October 4th, 2013

I’d like to open my remarks with a humorous anecdote. The Official Bird of San Francisco isn’t the California Quail, it’s the crane. [Pause for gasps and puzzled looks.] The construction* crane! [Pause to wait for the applause to die down, to enjoy the smiles of onlooking Walter Wong and Rose Pak, to bask in glory of being appointed by that guy who got appointed by that guy who got appointed by Willie Brown, to exult in being an obedient figurehead girl who does exactly what Downtown tells her to do.]

This is as naked as 100 Van Ness Avenue is going to get. (It’s the Harbinger of the Apocalypse, don’t you know.)

Be sure to invite me over to enjoy the 20+ foot tall penthouse playground.

Box, crane tower, another box, sky, clouds. NewMa, meet OldMa: 

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All the fun will start in 2015…

*By that, she means tower crane, which I suppose is what people call them in everyday life. I’ll remember 2013 as the year I could see a dozen huge tower cranes over San Francisco every day. Not that that’s a bad thing in itself. But corruption is a bad thing, right?

Here’s the July 4-11 Schedule for the America’s Cup, Here’s What We’re Getting for Our Tens of Millions of Dollars

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

But first, the news. Here are your top seven stories when you search for news regarding this colossal failure:

  1. How Larry Ellison Is Destroying the America’s Cup - Bloomberg

    Jun 5, 2013 – The result is the sports equivalent of Apple’s Newton or Microsoft’s Bob: a disruptive, innovative, colossal failure. The America’s Cup, which 
  2. America’s Cup finals scaled back from original vision – San Jose 

     Aug 23, 2012 – In an interview this week at Marina Green, Troublé blamed theAmerica’s Cup Event Authority for failing to secure TV contracts early enough,
  3. Did an America’s Cup Sailor Drown Because His  - Slate Magazine

    May 9, 2013 – On the America’s Cup website, there is a description of the AC72, the new  It’s not clear if there was a structural failure that caused the crash 
  4. America’s Cup Team Feared Capsizing – WSJ.com

    May 10, 2013 – The team said doctors failed to revive him while in rescue boats and later  The America’s Cup, established in 1851 as a competition between 
  5. Organized Labor - America’s Cup Admits Failure to Pay Prevailing 

    Organizers for the America’s Cup Yacht races were called to a special hearing by the Board of Supervisors in March to explain a failure by some contractors 

And now, on with the show:

“Please check below for the schedule for the first week of the America’s Cup Summer of Racing. Changes and updates will be made to this schedule as necessary.

July 4 – Opening Day

12:00 America’s Cup Park officially opens to the public for the first time
13:30-16:45 AC72s at mooring off Promenade at Piers 27/29
14:00-14:30 Poster signing session at Presentation Stage with America’s Cup Teams
14:15 America’s Cup Pavilion open for ticketed entry
15:00-16:30 Opening Ceremony at America’s Cup Pavilion
16:45 AC72 depart mooring
19:00 America’s Cup Park closes

July 5 – Race Day (Fleet Race / Parade)
10:00 America’s Cup Park opens
10:00-11:00 AC72s at America’s Cup Park mooring
10:15 Marching band from Plaza to Presentation Stage
10:45-11:15 Dock Out Show (including full sailing teams at Presentation Stage)
11:15-12:00 AC72s depart for Boat Parade from Pier 27 to Marina Green
12:15-13:15 AC72 racing, live on big screens, with commentary
14:00-14:30 Poster signing session with America’s Cup Teams
15:00 -17:30 Live Music – New Diplomat and The 500s
19:00 America’s Cup Park closes

July 6 – ‘Special Event Day’
12:00 America’s Cup Park opens
13:30-14:30 “AC Talk Show” with Andy Green and Tucker Thompson plus teams @ AC Pavilion
14:30-15:00 America’s Cup Trophy – San Francisco Fan Photo Opportunity
15:00-15:30 Poster signing
15:30-17:30 Live Music – Nova Albion and Bonnie & the Bang Bang
19:00 America’s Cup Park closes

July 7 – Race Day
10:00 America’s Cup Park Opens
10:00-11:15 AC72s on moorings
10:15 Marching band to Presentation Stage
10:45-11:15 Dock Out Show
12:00-13:00 “AC Show” at America’s Cup Pavilion, with live commentary of Emirates Team New Zealand vs. Luna Rossa race starting at 12:15
14:00-14:30 Poster signing session
15:00-17:00 Live Music– Jazz Mafia
19:00 America’s Cup Park closes

July 8 – ‘Reserve Day’
12:00 America’s Cup Park Opens
12:30 “Kids World” America’s Cup Park tour starts
12:30-13:00 America’s Cup History Film, AC Pavilion
13:30-14:00 What’s Inside – The Science of Sailing, AC Pavilion
14:30-15:00 America’s Cup Movie of the Day – 1
15:30-16:00 America’s Cup Special Film, AC Pavilion
16:30-17:30 America’s Cup Movie of the Day – 2
19:00 America’s Cup Park closes

July 9 – Race Day
10:00 AC Park opens to the public
10:30 “Kids World” AC Park Tour starts
12:00 -13:15 “AC Magazine Show” at AC Pavilion with Team representatives
14:00 -14:30 Poster signing session
15:00 -16:00 America’s Cup Discovered
19:00 America’s Cup Park closes

July 10 – ‘Reserve Day’
12:00 AC Park Opens
12:30 “Kids World” AC Park Tour starts
12:30-13:00 AC History Film, AC Pavilion
13:30-14:00 What’s Inside – Science of Sailing, AC Pavilion
14:30-15:00 AC Movie of the Day -1
15:30-16:00 AC Special Film, AC Pavilion
16:30-17:30 AC Movie of the Day – 2
19:00 AC Park closes

July 11 – Race Day
10:00 America’s Cup Park opens
10:30 “Kids World” America’s Cup Park Tour starts
12:00-13:15 “AC Magazine Show” at AC Pavilion with team representatives
14:00-14:30 Poster signing session
15:00-16:00 America’s Cup Discovered
19:00 America’s Cup Park closes

The New Cirque du Soleil Show is Going to be Awesome – AMALUNA Starts 11-15-13 in SF, 1-22-14 in SJ – Buy Ticks Now

Monday, June 10th, 2013

I’ll ask you, have you ever been to a bad Cirque du Soleil?

Now, supposedly we had a bad one blow through town a few years back down at the Cow Palace. Your local MSM Arts crew was non-enthusiastic – not all of them wanted to go review it, see?  So comped tickets made it all the way down to people involved with lesser blogs, such as your truly.

And I’ll tell you, C du S in that ugly, ugly Daly City concrete blockhouse was awesome. They had like 17 bits to do and 16 of them were very impressive or better. And keep in mind that this was an older show that was put on not under the big tent.

So now we have a brand new show coming to town starting November 15th, 2013.

The time to buy tickets for it is right now. You’ll thank yourself later on.

All the deets:

 

AMALUNA UNDER THE BIG TOP
ACCESS TICKETS BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE 

Bonjour. Time is quickly running out for the pre-sale ofAmaluna in Northern California — tickets will be made available to the general public on June 14.*

San Francisco, CA
               At AT&T Park
Opening November 15, 2013
> Buy pre-sale tickets

San Jose, CA
               At Taylor Street Bridge – E Lot
Opening January 22, 2014
> Buy pre-sale tickets

Don’t miss this last chance to secure the best seats before everyone else!

We look forward to seeing you under the Big Top!

À bientôt !

PREVIEW THE SHOW
PREVIEW THE SHOW

OMG, America’s Largest MUJI Store Opening November 30th in SoMA – High Design, Low Prices – Free Goodie Bags!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

With love from Japan comes MUJI.

It‘ll be your new favorite store.

Your free “My Bag” won’t be as lilac as this, but it will contain a free goodie for you, assuming you’re one of the first 1000 customers on Nov 30th:

All the deets:

“MUJI SOMA will open on November 30, 2012.

New York, NY, November 14th, 2012, MUJI U.S.A. LIMITED announces its opening date of SOMA store, which has been set to November 30, 2012, the first MUJI store to open on the West coast. Located at 540 9th street, San Francisco, MUJI SOMA will open from 11:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. during its first day of operation.

With approximately 7,250 square feet of retail floor space, MUJI’s first store on the West coast will offer over 2,000 items of MUJI products, including about 1,700 items of Household and 300 items of Apparels. After the first day of opening, the store will open regularly from 10:30a.m. to 8:00p.m. from Monday to Saturday, 11:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. on Sundays.
Giveaways for the opening day

MUJI is dedicated to reducing waste and conserving resources. In this spirit, MUJI encourages its customers to use My Bag in order to reduce waste that results from the use of paper or plastic bags at MUJI store. For its special giveaways, MUJI will offer an exclusive My Bag with map of San Francisco for the first 1,000 customers who come to the store on the opening day. There will be a MUJI gift inside of the bag. MUJI plain My Bag will be offered starting at $1 after the opening.

For further information, please contact: press@muji.com

MUJI offers good quality products at reasonable prices, which include a wide variety of stationeries, household items and apparel. Mujirushi Ryohin, MUJI in Japanese, translates as “no-brand quality goods”. The value of the MUJI product is in its effectiveness without the renowned brand or designer name. The essence of MUJI products lies in its simplicity, flexibility and modesty to fit different life styles and individual preferences. MUJI, originally founded in Japan, does not direct its products to be affected by any trends and “isms”, rather does aim to be universally relevant. MUJI products maintain reasonable price levels, not by compromising quality, but by avoiding the waste typical of many products’ manufacturing and distribution in the form of unnecessary functionality, an excess of decoration, and needless packaging.

MUJI U.S.A. LIMITED is the U.S. subsidiary of Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. which is MUJI’s corporate entity incorporated in Japan. Since its founding in 1980, MUJI has expanded around the world and has 372 stores in Japan, 163 stores in other countries (as of Feb, 2012) including Asia, Europe. Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd., is a publicly owned company traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (ticker number: 7453) with $2.2 billion in sales in 2011.”

Presenting Your Brand-New, Mid-Market SFPD Substation! At 72 6th Street in the Gritty Twitterloin – Nice Marble Facade

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

I’ll tell you, that Bluoz is Everywhere You Want To Be, Twitterloinwise.

As here, where he’s the first to publicize the brand new police station on 6th Street betwixt Market and Mission: 

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You see, it’s “Coming in 2012,” which, of course, is actually already here right now so I guess that’s one way of saying OPENING SOON.

Will this place be more like a koban or more like an actual real police station?

We’ll see, soon enough.

Bon courage, SFPD! You have your work cut out for you.