Posts Tagged ‘western addition’
Signs of Life at 834 – 838 Divisadero – “A Bottomless Demand for Rustic Italian Food” – CHE FICO e RAGAZZI DI BOBA Prossimamente!Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
First it was all like this:
And then it was all like this, with the Barrelhead Brewhouse supposing to go in:
But the Barrelhead, she went in on Fulton near Masonic, leaving 834 838 an empty hulk, for the most part, for like a half-decade. Oh, I guess California Parking tried to make a go of it a few years back as well.
But now, one looks and sees this:
And that’s your Western Addition Update, North of NoPA / DivCo Edition…
This is quite a change from just nine years ago…
‘Cause nothing says CLASS like metallic gold spray paint:
The “Innovation Capital of the World” Doesn’t Have a Backup Plan When Traffic SIgnals Go Out at McAllister and FillmoreWednesday, November 9th, 2016
Talking about Frisco here, of course, but I suppose we don’t hear that phrase all the time the way we used to. But “World Class City,” that’s going as strong as ever, when somebody wants to spend Someone Else’s Money on something new…
Anywho, obviously traffic signals are going to have issues from time to time, but what ends up happening at McAllister and Fillmore is that the traffic signals sometimes go totally dead, as here:
The solution of course is to flash all the lights red, which this intersection is capable of, but not during yesterday’s evening drive, oh well.
We could and should do better here…
I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen this – a pizza delivery in the Western Addition flats, on McAllister near Fillmore. This has been a no-go area for some pizza places in Frisco for a long time. There’s a long history of this kind of delivery redlining – see some of it here, or even more here.
(IMO, Friendship Village(s) = The Projects.)
Here’s one current delivery map. It’s a tad embarrassing, you know, for all of us in Frisco, so you now have to request persimmon (Mmmm… persimmon) from the owner/manager of Amici’s Pizza to see it – that’s how embarrassing it is.
I’m not saying that this part of McAllister Street is particularly dangerous and I’m also not saying that big-city pizza delivery is particularly safe, I’m just saying I can’t ever recall seeing a Domino’s delivery in this area, in all my years.
Did George H.W. Bush retire to the Western Addition? Maybe.
Nobody was watching so I was going to swipe a couple of boxes and then sell these pork rinds as “nickel bags” on Divisadero. “Paleo-approved,” I was going to shout at passers-by. But then I remembered – Meat is Murder.