Posts Tagged ‘sixth street’

The East Side of Sixth Street From Market to Stevenson Alley in 2012: From Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers to Murder

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Well, let’s see how things look these days on one-third of one-half of the first block of troubled Sixth Street these days.

On the left you can find the current roost of Mobile Command Three from the SFPD. It’s probably there owing to the recent murder (San Francisco’s first and only for 2012 so far) at Stevenson and Sixth. If the cops wanted to have a substation in this area, they’d already have one in there, of course, so the 415′s littlest Mobile Command unit is a kind of temporary substitute.

And look, the poorly-managed and poorly-situated Passion Cafe is no more. The sign that used to be there is gone. Will tourist-beloved Dottie’s True Blue Cafe move in there soon? I don’t know.

And oh, the Happy Donuts has finally moved in from across the street and, of course, the SFGov-backed Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers is now firmly ensconced on the corner. It’s hard getting used to having a fast food burger chain in here:

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So that’s what’s new in this active stretch of the corrupt Twitterloin.

Speaking of which, what’s up with this? Can you imagine going down to your local diner to get a malted or whatever and leaving your bike propped up against the building unlocked, thusly?

What is this, Mayberry, RFD or Osaka, Japan? I mean, I don’t think you can just leave your bike around on the sidewalk while you nosh on your twice-fried American fries, can you?

Well, I guess you can but it’s a good way to lose your ride with a quickness.

Or, maybe it’s a bait bike from the SFPD, put out there to see who would steal it? Anyway, it was there all by its lonesome for seven minutes at least, which has got to be some kind of record for Mid-Market. Hurray.

That’s your 2012 update for the heart of Mayor Ed Lee’s troubled Mid Market area…

Sixth Street Renaissance Continues: “XXX DVD & Video” Offers “New Arcade – More Viewing Time!”

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

See?

As seen at Sixth and Mission:

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And what a handsome storefront that is, huh?

(And what are the palm trees for?)

But thank Gaia there’s not a bank in there instead, you know, with ground floor windows ‘n stuff. ‘Cause, in San Francisco:

“…more banks may be unnecessary, or even detrimental to creating diverse and vibrant commercial zones.”

OK fine…

Mr Pickle May Come and Go, But Senior Chili Verde is Here to Stay on 6th Street

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The peregrinations of wayward Mr. Pickle earlier this year deservedly received a lot of attention, but what of Senior Chili Verde, who reliably entertains passersby on Sixth Street in the Flank part of SoMA?

He deserves a place in the Pantheon as well. Click to expand:

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As seen at 4 6th Street in the window of Yelp-rated Taqueria Chile Verde