You can pave over white lines, but they have a way of coming back. Confused shoppers didn’t know which lines to obey, on this day:
Bye bye Sears.
Bye bye Mervyns.
I haven’t seen one of these for a while:
Complete with a five-on-the-floor shifter…
Brand-new giant signs like this one never lie:
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I’ll tell you, area NIMBYs got steamrolled on this one. It’s not that certain millionaire, property-owning ladies residing west of the Western Addition and south of North of NoPA are happy about this situation, but they didn’t get any traction due to massive community support, particularly from younger, non-millionaire mom-types, right?
And, I mean if you purchase your Great Estate next to a shuttered Mervyns with hundreds and hundreds of empty parking spaces, well, you gotta figure something’s going to replace it sooner or later.
So that’s it – Mervyn’s Heights is now Target Tor.
And NoPA (which actually isn’t north of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, take a look at a map sometime) should now be called SoTA, South of Target.
All hail the second coming of City Target to the 415.
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What’s the point of this tower / 100%-windowed office space atop the Great Mall of Masonic?
You can see the tower part for miles – it’s a landmark, of sorts, now. See? It looks like the drying towers our fire stations had/have for drying out hoses.
Anyway, I’m baffled:
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[UPDATE: Per the somewhat-cheeky information department of Sears Department Stores (see Comments), the Great Tower of Masonic was made just to hold up a giant Sears sign. It was a kind of architectural tail-fin to match the cars of the day, I s’pose. Wonder if it’s hollow inside. That still doesn’t explain the air traffic center up there with the tinted windows. You can see half of town up there. Maybe there are two dozen Federales in there keeping an eye on us with huge Nikon binoculars…]
The More You Know…
Now personally, I think we should put this icon back to work. How about the Great Eye of Sauron – it’s probably looking for a gig these days:
Or Target, they’re just as evil as “the chief lieutenant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth,” right, NIMBY’s?
Let’s just do something with Our Empty Mall, Our Brokedown Palace. Oh what’s that? You don’t mind the Target all that much but you just want to shake down a large corporation for 7 or 8 figures while you have the chance? Well, if that’s the case, go right ahead.
Gaia knows that there’s no Kmart in San Francisco. (Can you imagine!) And yet, The Mart is sending “Street Teams” to The City on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 to “prowl” our sidewalks showing off the “quality and variety” of their Halloween costumes.
Kmart offers thousands of costumes plus a huge assortment of treats and a new online Halloween shop
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 12 – Families are getting into the spirit of Halloween this year with “Totally Ghoul” at Kmart. The retailer is offering an eye-popping assortment of thousands of costumes for men, women, teens and kids, as well as all the trimmings for the spookiest Halloween party house. Kmart has also enhanced the “Totally Ghoul” online experience with the debut of the “Costume Machine” and “Ghoul Me” tools.
“Halloween has become an increasingly universal celebration for all ages, and with that, Kmart expanded our costume assortment alone by more than 50 percent,” said Dev Mukherjee, SVP and president, Seasonal & Toys, Sears Holdings. “This year, Halloween falls on a weekend, so there will be more parties for kids and adults than usual. To help with the holiday festivities, Kmart has party décor, costumes and candy empowering customers to manage their lives as well as make the holiday affordable and over-the-top fun.”
Revelers can browse “Totally Ghoul” for thousands of costumes and the most coveted licensed merchandise from Transformers, Wizards of Waverly Place, GI Joe, Harry Potter, Bakugan, Star Trek, Super Why, Barbie(TM), Thumbelina, Bratz, Sesame Street and much more. Couples will find his-and-her costumes to transform themselves into Popeye and Olive Oyl, a Cave Couple and even a Wicked fairy tale.
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, costumed “street teams” will prowl the sidewalks in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, to show passerby’s the amazing quality and variety of holiday attire available at Kmart.
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