Posts Tagged ‘tjs’

How the SFPD Parks to Buy Just One Thing at Trader Joe’s #100 on Masonic

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Which is sort of funny.

At first I thought this could have been part of traffic enforcement, but it turned out to be a quick TJ’s run.

And this was after the officer beeped (not with a regular car horn, but with the loud, low growling noise that these cars can make whatever that’s called) at a pedestrian, for some unapparent reason, unless it was a routine beep to say Here I Come On The Sidewalk, Look Out Peds!

In mitigation, the officer didn’t park in a stall at the mostly-unused Lucky Penny parking lot at Geary, seen camera right.

And this technique is a lot more efficient than queuing up for a space at the badly-engineered TJ’s lot.

And this parking job didn’t block traffic at all.

Anyway, I’ve never seen this before – it’s kind of a funny way to park, IMO.

Cf. ” Mayor Ed Lee Can’t Stop Parking Illegally.”

Transit First for Thee/

But Not For Me!

Oh No, Castro! It’s Game Over, Man, Game Over for Trader Joe’s, Where They Mostly Come at Night, Mostly

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

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:

Trader Joe’s NOT coming into the Castro

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.

This Place on Masonic is Probably the Last Place You’d Want to Be During an Earthquake

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Sure, it’s right next to the Masonic TJ’s and the parking is easy, but would you want to be inside this brown and white  houseboat on stilts during an earthquake?

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Maybe not. But at least it looks better than this number from the east bay.

Oh well.

The Line of Idling Cars in Front of the Masonic Trader Joe’s is Now Out of Control

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Well, it’s come to this – L.A. style gridlock on the upper part Masonic Street in San Francisco. Why? It’s all to do with the Masonic Trader Joe’s near Geary Boulvard. Drivers seem to feel there’s no trouble at all with queuing up in their idling Toyotas, Hondas, and Subarus. So, this is what it looks like when the wait begins 600 freaking feet away from the precious parking spaces and neighboring Euclid Street starts to get blocked up. 

A few of these drivers don’t realize that they’re in the official wait-to-get-into-TJ‘s line because they can’t see over the crest of the hill. Too bad. But could there be changes coming to Masonic?

Cheer up, your space is only 200 yards away. What’s your coping strategy – do you leave your car in Drive and just press down your brake pedal for 15 minutes or do you put it into Park then Drive then Park then Drive…? Each method has its charms, of course. Click to expand:

What’s the solution? Will we get another TJ’s at the old Mervyn’s space down the hill? Not likely. Should you just try to find a parking meter sort of nearby? Sure, why not. Or just line up and wait patiently like everybody else.

These are the troubles you face when your favorite store in the whole world is just too darn popular. Amuse yourself by singing along in your car:

  • It’s milk, it’s bread
  • It’s the stuff on your list
  • It’s the strange little snacks
  • you end up buying instead.
  • It’s booze, it’s nuts
  • it’s pills, it’s peas
  • it’s the peanut butter made of sunflower seeds
  • It’s a box of soup
  • It’s a bell from a boat
  • It’s yogurt made from the milk of a goat
  • A bottle of juice with a crazy name
  • ten kinds of soy milk that all taste the same
  • a two dollar wine that tastes like four
  • all your favorite stuff they don’t have anymore
  • It’s the cashews flavored with chili and lime
  • It’s the bunch of bananas you buy one at a time
  • It’s the stuff that’s organic and the stuff that’s not
  • It’s the cars that won’t fit in the parking lot
  • Are you still reading? More after the jump.