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.
4th and Market is a tough area for bicycle security, certainly
We don’t have any WalMarts here in SF, of course, but it’s easy to start over again if you’re only paying $99 for the bike.
[UPDATE: Katie Dowd of the San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate weighs in here. And here’s Jacquelyn Quinones of KRON-TV. And KCRA-TV of Sacto (or Sac, or Sactown – the list for Sacramento goes on) weighs in as well.]
And yet, here comes City Target West. at Geary and Masonic on the west si-iiide:
I dare you, Gentle Reader, to purchase this SAN FRAN shirt and walk about town.
“Balderdash,” Caen wrote. “The toughest guys on the old S.F. waterfront, neither rubes nor tourists, called it Frisco, and no effete journalist would have tried to correct them.”
Shoplifters, like this one…
in the Twitterloin District are a big concern.
Yet, a scene like this a few miles to the west raises…
NO hackles at all.
IDK, but Out West, out in the Western Addition, SFGov doesn’t spend eight figures a year on non-profits so there aren’t any “organizers” to “organize” against the functioning of the SFPD?
Generally speaking, residents to the west of the Twitterloin don’t want to micromanage the SFPD, for whatever reason…
Who knows, maybe they‘ve soft opened already by this late date? IDK.
Here’s all I know about this “Mexican” “Restaurant”
Chipotle Mexican Grill
2675 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Anyway, here’s what it looked like a week ago, complete with acres of free parking right out front:
Speaking of which, man this place is going to be hard to get to – nobody would purposefully design the streets around City Centre Mall the way they are these days. First came Sears and then came the rise of the millionaire NIMBY neighbors (yes even here, in this bleak place) and then you mix in five decades of random happenstance, and then you’ll end up with a rat-maze of one-way streets and left-turn onlys.
Here’s the map:
If you’re at Geary and Mason, simply enter Target, take the escalator upstairs, exit Target and then take the Great Chipotle Tunnel past the Panera Bread and boom, there you go.
Bon Courage, I guess.
I can’t tell, and that’s sort of my point…
Leaving you with this
“It doesn’t matter whether a cat [PET FOOD STORE] is white [LOCAL] or black [A CHAIN], as long as it catches mice.”
Mid-July is the official anticipated opening date for the new Chipotle located around back of the City Target Mall at 2675 Geary atop Mervyn’s Heights.
As you can see, Chips has firm beachheads in the northeast and southwest, and now Food With Integrity is invading the Great Middle of Frisco:
This one’s a done deal, and who knows when another “grass-roots” effort will spring up with locals demanding a Chipotle for their neighborhood, as with CastroRestaurant@chipotle.
Perhaps Frisco just wants to say it doesn’t like chain stores, but it actually loves chain stores? It sure seems that way.
Of course, you won’t find this slice o’ suburbia down at Castro and Market, but head north for a little bit, IDK a mile or two, and bam!, here we are at City Centre, all hidden away, with free parking, you know, galore. Here’s the SUBWAY sign going up and it won’t be long ’til the Chiptole sign goes up right next door:
And the “anchors” at this mall? Best Buy and Target, natch! (Can the nearest Trader Joe’s be far away? It could, but it’s not. Not at all.)
Now here’s the update: Chiptole won’t be opening this week or this month, it’s safe to say:
“Burritofication” will be “in progress” for some time, it appears…
After a giant Fail Whale landed upon the efforts to bring a Chipotle Mexican Grill to the masses at Church and Market a few years back, the purveyors of America’s Favorite Mission-style Burrito set about making things work up at 2675 Geary.
And lo, here it is:
Soon enough, everybody living on the wrong side of Divis will be able to Live Más and Think Outside The Bun…
Of course there are other days you can visit this place for free, but the lines can be quite long because the whole world is invited. It can look like this:
Or at least that’s my impression. Just look at this – these people in the pouring rain on JFK Drive were hundreds and hundreds of yards away from the main entrance. The nice thing about zip code-based free neighborhood weekends is that it’s not as crowded as this, plus they throw in Fridays too.
Anyway, the days for 2015 go from February 27th to March 22.
All the deets:
“San Francisco residents enjoy free admission on designated weekends each spring and fall, according to zip code.
Free admission is available for San Francisco residents of each zip code during the designated dates listed below. Visiting adults are limited to six children for free entry. Proof of residency* is required.
Bernal Heights, Castro, Cole Valley, Glen Park, Haight, Lake Merced, Mission, Noe Valley, St. Francis Wood
Zip codes: 94110, 94114, 94117, 94127, 94131, 94132
Spring 2015 Free Days: Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 1
Zip codes: 94116, 94122
Spring 2015 Free Days: Mar. 6, 7, 8
Chinatown, Marina, Nob Hill, North Beach, Presidio, Richmond, Russian Hill, Seacliff, Telegraph Hill, Western Addition
Zip codes: 94108, 94109, 94115, 94118, 94121, 94123, 94126, 94129, 94133
Spring 2015 Free Days: Mar. 13, 14, 15
Bayview-Hunters Point, Downtown, Hayes Valley, Ingelside-Excelsior, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, SoMa, Tenderloin, Treasure Island, Visitacion Valley
Zip codes: 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94111, 94112, 94124, 94130, 94134, 94158
Spring 2015 Free Days: Mar. 20, 21, 22
* Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency. The following items or combinations are acceptable:
A driver license or state ID card
Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date
Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement, or letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box)”