Or rather, the answer will amaze the owner of this cafe in the Upper Haight area.
That’s ’cause, yes, this kind of thing isn’t permitted in the City & County.
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(Check it, my first pro-SFMTA post.)
This cute pup was guarding an Acura parked on 10th Street while its owner visited our SoMA Costco (I assume, I mean, why else would anybody park down there?)
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Problem? The disabled placard hanging from the rear-view has expired. See?
So guess who was waiting for this car’s owner to show up – it was DPT’s Disabled Placard Street Team with their bright blue shoulder patches.
Les mise-en-scene avec Etat de Jardin* license plates sur la Acura bleu:
This issue could end up costing the driver thousands of dollars, when all is said and done.** (I can’t say for sure because I don’t get paid by the City Family to stakeout cars, plus I had to split. Oh well.)
Now, WWSD? Like What Would KRON-TV’s Stanley Roberts Do if he came upon this scene? Oh yes, something like this.
But, you know, I might possibly be beefier than Stanley (I know I’m taller than he but I could actually outweigh him) and, you know, I wouldn’t want to get into an another Elmo situation.
Bon courage, Acura pooch. Your owner will need all the love she can get today.
*Garden State – it’s a Jersey Thing.***
**The funny thing is that Costco has plenty of free parking. And honestly, I don’t think the good people of Costco would care all that much if you parked in their garage while shopping elsewhere. As stated, there’s nothing else going on ’round that area so it’s not like they’re on the lookout for renegade parkers.
***YouTube, you’re too funny. Oprah + Snooki = ???
“On Monday evening, July 4, 2011, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT, San Francisco Giants’ baseball rookie Brandon Crawford will have a meet and greet at new Men’s Wearhouse location at 785 Market Street.”
All the deets. below.
See you there!
Men’s Wearhouse Celebrates Grand Opening in San Francisco with Shortstop Brandon Crawford
San Francisco, California — June 29, 2011 — Men’s Wearhouse proudly announces the grand opening of its newest San Francisco location downtown in the historic Humbolt Bank Building at 785 Market Street.
This July Fourth, rookie Brandon Crawford will be on site along with the usual assortment of stylish suits, name brand formalwear and casualwear selections that Men’s Wearhouse is known for to celebrate its grand opening and the birthday of our nation. In addition to hosting San Francisco baseball’s newest shortstop for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing, Men’s Wearhouse will offer fifty percent off the regular price of all items (excluding shoes) the entire day.
“With corporate headquarters in the Bay Area, Men’s Wearhouse has been a long-standing fan of our baseball teams and we couldn’t be happier to have Brandon Crawford join us for the opening, “said Matt Stringer, SVP Marketing and Creative Services, of Men’s Wearhouse. “Crawford is a great example of a young guy that knows how to dress well and present himself. The partnering with Men’s Wearhouse is a perfect fit for Crawford, who embodies the idea of dressing for success.”
The grand opening deal is twice as sweet for existing customers in the San Francisco area who received exclusive invitations to the store for the upcoming weekend to enjoy refreshments and complimentary personal consultations.
The new San Francisco location features a great selection of Big & Tall styles and top-tier designers like Calvin Klein, Joseph Abboud, and Kenneth Cole. The new location is a full-service Men’s Wearhouse, offering tuxedo rental as well as a vast retail selection.
In addition to offering the formalwear and suit styles for which the brand is known, the new location features an ample casualwear selection that includes everything from athletic wear and comfortable tees to sport coats and designer denim. During the Grand Opening event, there will also be a special selection of vintage baseball shirts and hats for purchase.
The newest Men’s Wearhouse location opened for business June 12, 2011. San Franciscans will like the way they look, we guarantee it!
About Men’s Wearhouse
Since it was founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse has become one of the largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel in the country, with more than 900 stores carrying a full selection of designer and private-label suits, sport coats, casualwear, and accessories. Today, The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. family of companies includes Men’s Wearhouse, MW Cleaners, K&G Fashion Superstore, TwinHill Corporate Apparel, and Moores Clothing for Men in Canada, making it one of North America’s leading providers of quality and value in both apparel and apparel care. In addition, Men’s Wearhouse also operates in a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.menswearhouse.com.
Well that’s it, it’s game over, man, there’ll be no Trader Joe’s near Noe and Market anytime soon. See the deets below, from the FaceBook page of District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener.
Now, for just a moment, forget about all the cars coming to your urban-type TJ’s – what about the trucks, baby? We’re talking BJ and the Bear-style 18-wheelers all over the place outside of our area Traders Joe, every night, mostly, starting at 9:00 PM. Mostly.
Could Market Street have handled this kind of moonlit tractor-trailer pas de trois every night? (Well, s’pose it doesn’t matter now.)
Some of the truckers actually back in to the TJ on Masonic. As seen in Mervyn’s Heights:
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All the deets:
by Scott Wiener on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 9:32pm
This morning, Trader Joe’s decided not to pursue a new location at Noe and Market Streets (the old Tower Records site). After two years of on-again-off-again consideration of the site, Trader Joe’s decided that the location was not going to work for its business model, one that is fairly reliant on automobile visits.
I’m disappointed about this outcome, because I do believe that Trader Joe’s would have added a great food option for the neighborhood. However, I respect Trader Joe’s decision and think highly of the company.
I will immediately begin working with the property owner to bring in one or more retailers that will add to the neighborhood. This is a priority for me.
On the bright side, Mollie Stone’s will be opening this coming Wednesday, March 9, at 9 a.m. on 18th Street. I hope to see you there.”
Chin up, Castro. Some day your prince will come.
Now I heard from the Bluoz about Marin Bikes‘ new Factory Outlet in the South of Market Area, but I had to see it to believe it. Yes, the old Fregosi Paint store location at 1090 Folsom is now a huge bike shop.
They even have them expensive little folding bikes you can take on BART 24-7
Myself, I recently got me a mountain bike from the REI but you, if you wanted a cheap hybrid bike for $279, something akin to the one Mayor Gavin Newsom uses on Bike to Work Day (a Specialized Globe with his name on the top tube that went for $1000-something), well I don’t think an outfit like Valencia Cyclery could touch that kind of deal, specially considering all the money V.C. spends on advertising.
I’m betting the factory that produced a good portion of these bikes is way over in Red China (or the Other China), but oddly enough, Marin Bikes’ Factory Outlet is right here in San Francisco:
(The arrival of this new store more than makes up for losing our North Face Outlet to Berkeley.)
Get over to 7th and Folsom and tell them Billy sent you.
See you there.
The owner of this car that was spotted in the South of Market Area of San Francisco has multiple signs visible from all angles advertising the futility of breaking in.
Now back in the day, you could go out and buy a simple yellow “NO RADIO” sign to hang in your car. Those signs went out of fashion for whatever reason, so now there’s no excuse to not create your own haiku or senryu.
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DO NOT BREAK
I HAVE NOTHING
NO MONEY, NO
Does this approach work?
Well, it can’t hoit.
CRASH, ANOTHER WINDOW GONE
SOON, WINTER ARRIVES
Try it yourself. What would you write?