Posts Tagged ‘trader joes’
The First Block of Masonic is Far Too Hilly Curvy Speedy for Pedestrians to Jaywalk Upon – And Yet – Shopping at Trader Joe’s #100Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Due to the parking situation at this Trader Joe’s, people jaywalk here all the time. Sometimes they die.
Speaking of which, if small parking lots are so great, why not get rid of parking altogether at all the TJ’ses?
Turns Out That the Best Way to Fill Up the Parking Lot at the Horrible LUCKY PENNY Diner was SHUTTING THE PLACE DOWNMonday, February 22nd, 2016
Here’s the lot of our former LUCKY PENNY (“People Hate Us On YELP!”) as it is these days:
Man, the only time I’ve seen as many cars here was that week in December when news got out that the joint was going kaput. (Otherwise, this place was like a ghost town in the daytime…)
So now this parcel of land can fulfill its highest and best purpose – as a parking lot for neighboring Trader Joe’s #100:
Hey, are people living inside the Lucky Penny, our Brokedown Palace these days? IDK. But what are the people in there doing?
Get up to speed here.
The limit here, betwixt Pine and Geary, is 30 MPH
This is poor planning.
This is San Francisco.
The Line of Cars Queuing Up to Enter Trader Joes #100 is Now Officially OUT OF CONTROL – Oftentimes Backing Up to Euclid These DaysTuesday, November 17th, 2015
Here’s the view from the north…
…and here’s the view from the south:
Mind you, this is after SFGov originally “planned” things and also after SFGov “fixed” things by “giving” a lane of Masonic to TJ’s.
So southbound Masonic, the Great Connector betwixt Pine and Geary and Pine and Turk and Pine and Fell, and eventually Lincoln, goes down to one lane, oh well.
Mind you, not all the ppl in the slow lane want to shop at TJ’s – some are just stuck there until the fast lane opens up. This of course is also a symptom of the problem.
Stop the Presses: 24-Hour Diner LUCKY PENNY No Longer 24-Hour – Put This Icon on Your Bucket List, Afore It’s Too LateTuesday, November 17th, 2015
Here’s how it used to be, via the Yelp:
|Mon||Open 24 hours|
|Tue||Open 24 hours||Open now|
|Wed||Open 24 hours|
|Thu||Open 24 hours|
|Fri||Open 24 hours|
|Sat||Open 24 hours|
|Sun||Open 24 hours|
But this is how things are now, closing early on Monday Tuesday Wednesday nights:
(That’s right – not 9:30 P, 9:20 P.)
How soon afore this valuable parcel, betwixt Trader Joe’s & City Target West and smackdab at the crossroads of Geary & Masonic, will become mad million dollar plus condos? IOW, How Soon Is Now?
The writing’s on the wall, so let’s visit, like for the first time in my life, ever, in all my years.
Oh look, no waiting!
I’m never going back, but I’m glad I went, you know, afore it leaves us…
Aaron Peskin, a Man of the People, Spotted Campaigning at the California and Hyde TJ’s, with Cable Cars Dinging ByTuesday, October 20th, 2015
Via the Somewhat Fair Use Doctrine, let’s catch up with the Once and Future Supervisor of District 3:
Speaking of which, I got a little blowback from a couple people over this JULIE CHRISTENSEN DESIGNED THE CANDY-APPLE RED KITCHENAID MIXER business put forth by the Ron Conway Crew, but I’m not moved. I’ll say that I’m sure she had something to do with something, but she certainly didn’t “design” an appliance what’s fundamentally unchanged since the 1930’s AND she didn’t come up with the idea of making ’em various colors, which started up in the 1950’s afore she was even born. Now, if she picked one louder shade of red than what came before, well, maybe she did, but that don’t mean she “designed” no iconic kitchen appliance.
And also, wasn’t she FOR Aaron Peskin before she was against him? I think so. She herself seems like a prototypical Telegraph Hill Dweller, you know, herself.
And hey, here’s an idea, pick ANY RANDOM PERSON living in District Three and that person would do a better job for SF than JC – I’m 90% sure that would be an upgrade, I’m saying the odds would be in our favor.
All right, D3 residents, we’re counting on to vote for checks and balances in SFGov, for 2016, anyway…
And best of all, as you can see, Aaron already has a posse.
So hop on the bandwagon, D3.
Five Seconds of Masonic: How Trader Joe’s Shoppers Play a Deadly Game of Frogger Every Day – And No One CaresTuesday, October 13th, 2015
And here’s the caboose of this jaywalking / jay-running train:
I’ve been tilting at this windmill for a while now. At first on SFist back about 2007 or so and then on this tiny blog. The first TJ’s shopper death came a few years back. The next will come tomorrow or next year or in another five years, something like that.
What’s that, the speed limit here is 25 MPH and cars come through “speeding” all the time? Well, not really. Average speed for southbound traffic is fairly low. And for northbound, it’s not all that fast either. And oh, the limit on this stretch of Masonic is 30 MPH.
What’s that, Planning and DPW and the all-knowing, all-seeing SFMTA have a plan for Masonic and it’s coming soon? Well, not really. The project wasn’t as “shovel-ready as promised so they’ve loaned the Masonic-designated pork for other stuff. A “new” Masonic will eventually come, but not above Geary and TJ’s and all the photos you can see are all from north of Geary.
That’s the update for 2015.