Posts Tagged ‘starbucks’

Free Iced Lattes from Seattle’s Best Coffee – April 22-23 in San Francisco

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

[UPDATE: They're back. This time they'll be at the CalTrain station n SOMA from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. It's today. See?

4/30/2010            Cal Train Depot                 3PM - 7PM]

You know what you need? You need some free iced lattes from Seattle’s Best Coffee. Just look for the:

“…huge, hard-to-miss “Big Red Fridge.” Visitors will be offered samples of our new canned Iced Lattes, featuring Iced Mocha, Iced Vanilla Latte [Iced iced, baby!] and traditional Iced Latte flavors.”

Thursday 4/22/10 Embarcadero Farmers Market (8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon)

Friday 4/23/10 Giants Blanket Night AT&T Park (3:00 PM – 7:00 PM)  

Check it, RTD (Ready To Drink):

“The new Iced Latte’s are now available in major grocery, retail and convenient store outlets in the Western US (Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington) and have a suggested retail price of $1.49 for a single can and $4.99 for a four-pack.”

See you there.

And oh, Petaluma, you too. Bonus!

4/24/10 Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade (10am – 6pm)      

4/25/10 Antique Faire in Petaluma (10am – 6pm)    

All Mission District Residents Get a 25% Discount at American Apparel in San Francisco!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Oh, you people in the Mission District have been waiting for this. Just get some ID and something that has your name and address on it showing you live in the 94110 (or somewhere close enough to give you a colorable claim of Missionite status) and then hop on your polluting moped to get over to any of the three remaining American Apparels. Then demand your 25% discount on anything in the store until March 15, 2009

Forget the controversy, just get yourself some new clothes. Joaquin Phoenix would want you to, and plus, you’ve earned it, baby!

Another iconic advertisement. Don’t click to expand: 

 
Cow Hollow

 2174 Union

(415) 440-3220
 
Haight Ashbury

 1615 Haight

(415) 431-4028
 
Union Square

 363 Grant

(415) 986-0388

Just one issue remains – what to put into the empty space at 998 Valencia? How about a Starbucks? The Mission is currently under-served by Amerikkka’s favorite purveyor of caffeinated beverages. See?

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Anyway, AA is open to suggestions. Think about it.

Anti-Festival Letter from 1600 Webster Creates a Hail of Opposition in Japantown

Monday, August 11th, 2008

First, get up to speed on this issue here. The latest is this – San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is fully engaged on the question of whether the Nihonmachi Street Festival should be allowed to continue next year. And guess what? He’s in favor of festivals. Ross believes there’s room for accomodation and compromise on this issue. Quite a reasonable approach, actually

Ross Mirkarimi in dialogue with the Japantown community on Post Street yesterday.

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It appeared the residents of 1600 Webster had full access to their parking spaces during the entire festival. We’ll have to wait and see how dirty Post Street is today.

To be continued….

1600 Webster vs. San Francisco’s “Filthy” Japantown and “Mediocre” Nihonmachi Street Fair

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

The 35th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair continues today. Look at the schedule and check it out. But you should also check out Akit’s Complaint Department, where there’s trouble a brewing. It seems that the President of the 1600 Webster Street Homeowners’ Association, David H. Zisser, has some issues.

Read all about it here

The lively Nihonmachi Street Fair adds a little color to an otherwise dreary day. There were no signs of life at the million dollar condos at 1600 Webster on the left. Click to expand:

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And since we’re here, let’s go through a bit of the letter:

…this Association (along with other members of this neighborhood) must tolerate what seems to be an endless use of Post and Webster Streets

Members” of a neighborhood? NIMBY alert!

 for a series of look-alike street fairs with the same purveyors of schlocky souvenirs,

You can find a lot of schlocky stuff at street fairs, that’s true.

mediocre food stands and exhibitors

One person’s mediocre exhibitor is another’s treasured community member, right?  

There is no other neighborhood which is asked to put up with these sorts of disruptions, and that, of course, doesn’t include the disruption presented by the Fillmore Street Fair which is only one block away.

That’s the plaintive wail of the NIMBY, no doubt about it now.

The streets and sidewalks of this neighborhood are usually filthy,

Boy, this reads just like a real estate agent’s brochure, doesn’t it?  

especially those that surround that appalling mall,

This appears to be a reference to Post Street’s Kintestsu Mall, which probably wasn’t the best idea to come out of the 1960′s. You can ride your bike down cycle-friendly Post Street all the time and be unaware all the activity going on up inside the mall at night. Of course, it’s kind of an old-fashioned idea to wall off all these folks from the street, as J-Town appears to be a dead area most of the time.

Indeed, the whole place could use something like a Starbucks on the street, but that’s a matter for another day.  

Today’s issue is the question over why people who seem unable to handle Japantown’s rich pageant would move into a building specifically designed to have a “Japanese look” and then hate on harmless street festivals. The world wonders.

Read of further developments here and on the Yelp Talk.

See you there!
 

San Francisco’s Japantown Could Use a Starbucks, or something

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Post Street in Japantown could use a Starbucks, or something along the lines of a Third Place environment. It might liven things up. Maybe they could put it here in this empty windblown storefront at 1600 Webster? Oh, that’s right, Starbucks got run out, out, out of the area not too long ago.

But these days, coffee shops owners are welcoming Starbucks into their nabes. How did this merchant fare when the Big S moved in next to his store?

I didn’t suffer whatsoever. Ultimately I prospered, in no small part because of it.”

Well, O.K. then.

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J-Town needs to get more foot traffic on Post Street to help ameliorate the effects of terrible choices (concrete mini-mall, etc…) made four decades ago.  A Starbucks, or something like it, could be a good thing.

Just saying…