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Laundry Locker, a SF chain of drop-off laundry shops, is moving in to the ‘hood. Polk, between Pine and Bush. If you’re a tech nerd, this is awesome news for you.

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August 30, 2014

Laundry Locker, a SF chain of drop-off laundry shops, is moving in to the ‘hood. Polk, between Pine and Bush. If you’re a tech nerd, this is awesome news for you.

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Colin Kaepernick sighting on Geary in the Tenderloin.

Author: snapshotist

August 30, 2014

Colin Kaepernick sighting on Geary in the Tenderloin.

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Oh, Middle Polk. The group that fought Polk Street’s improvement plan to make the stretch from Market to the Bay safer for cyclists and pedestrians is now fighting the Van Ness BRT project. Why? Because they contend that every business is only successful because of the exact number of parking spaces currently available (in their ‘hood - they don’t give a shit about lower Polk except to fear monger them on their side). That’s right, folks, the doomsday scenario of Polk Street becoming a commercial desert is back! Because parking.

Guess what, Middle Polk? Not only is your premise bullshit, there’s more to this street, and the city at large, than just your strip of overpriced, pretentious goods and services. Stop spreading your lies. Just be honest about why you really want the parking spots to remain. Maybe people will actually listen to you. Jargon such as “radical SFMTA agenda” makes you look like tinfoil hat collectors.

And if you actually believe your business fails because some parking spots are removed, then seek professional help. Your paranoia has consumed you and I worry that you may end up like some of our street residents down here in the ‘loin who talk to their hands.


http://sf.streetsblog.org/2014/08/28/parking-first-save-polk-street-crowd-attacks-van-ness-brt/

Author: snapshotist

August 29, 2014

Oh, Middle Polk. The group that fought Polk Street’s improvement plan to make the stretch from Market to the Bay safer for cyclists and pedestrians is now fighting the Van Ness BRT project. Why? Because they contend that every business is only successful because of the exact number of parking spaces currently available (in their ‘hood - they don’t give a shit about lower Polk except to fear monger them on their side). That’s right, folks, the doomsday scenario of Polk Street becoming a commercial desert is back! Because parking.

Guess what, Middle Polk? Not only is your premise bullshit, there’s more to this street, and the city at large, than just your strip of overpriced, pretentious goods and services. Stop spreading your lies. Just be honest about why you really want the parking spots to remain. Maybe people will actually listen to you. Jargon such as “radical SFMTA agenda” makes you look like tinfoil hat collectors.

And if you actually believe your business fails because some parking spots are removed, then seek professional help. Your paranoia has consumed you and I worry that you may end up like some of our street residents down here in the ‘loin who talk to their hands.


http://sf.streetsblog.org/2014/08/28/parking-first-save-polk-street-crowd-attacks-van-ness-brt/

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Have you seen Coco, the corner store cat?

Author: snapshotist

August 27, 2014

Have you seen Coco, the corner store cat?

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Finished piece on the art wall across from Saigon Sandwich. Larkin, between Eddy and Turk.

Author: snapshotist

August 23, 2014

Finished piece on the art wall across from Saigon Sandwich. Larkin, between Eddy and Turk.

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Dirty Water gets its 75 license. What’s a 75? You know, the license bars get so they aren’t beholden to the 47 food restrictions and can’t obtain a proper 48. This bar is in the Twitter building and catering to high-end clientele though, so I’m sure the city will look the other way if there are any shenanigans. Money plays.

Market between Polk and Larkin.

Author: snapshotist

August 18, 2014

Dirty Water gets its 75 license. What’s a 75? You know, the license bars get so they aren’t beholden to the 47 food restrictions and can’t obtain a proper 48. This bar is in the Twitter building and catering to high-end clientele though, so I’m sure the city will look the other way if there are any shenanigans. Money plays.

Market between Polk and Larkin.

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Audio Vision has relocated from the corner of Pine and Van Ness to California, between Van Ness and Polk.

Author: snapshotist

August 17, 2014

Audio Vision has relocated from the corner of Pine and Van Ness to California, between Van Ness and Polk.

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New mural coming to the wall along Larkin between Eddy and Turk.

Author: snapshotist

August 17, 2014

New mural coming to the wall along Larkin between Eddy and Turk.

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Which one are you?
Sao Bien (former Vietnam Too), one of my favorite pho spots, has closed and Pho Ha Nam Ninh will be taking its place. Corner of Larkin and Ellis. Interior currently under construction.

Author: snapshotist

August 17, 2014

Sao Bien (former Vietnam Too), one of my favorite pho spots, has closed and Pho Ha Nam Ninh will be taking its place. Corner of Larkin and Ellis. Interior currently under construction.

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August 17, 2014

Street soccer today at Civic Center.

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Someone left a suggestion for the Van Ness BRT.

Author: snapshotist

August 16, 2014

Someone left a suggestion for the Van Ness BRT.

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The gift shop at the corner of Larkin and Ellis closed a while back and it looks like something new is moving in. I couldn’t find out what.

Author: snapshotist

August 14, 2014

The gift shop at the corner of Larkin and Ellis closed a while back and it looks like something new is moving in. I couldn’t find out what.

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August 14, 2014

Infotech Solutions, the computer shop on California, between Polk and Larkin closed up shop, making it the last of the tenants in that entire building (the hotel Doral residents were booted recently). City permits note the following about the building owner’s upcoming renovation:

CONSTRUCTN PHASE CHANGES UNDER APP#201308164598. 1) CONVERT PART OF GROUND FLR COMMERCIAL SPACE B TO LOUNGE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF SRO RESIDENTS. 2) UPGRADE DISABLED ACCESS TO ALL GROUND FLR. COMMERCAIL SPACE 3) MODIFY SRO EGRESS BY ADDING FIRE ESCAPE & EXIT PASSAGE & DELETING NON-COMPLYG STAIR.

Additionally, they’re performing soft story seismic upgrades that are required by law as of a couple years ago. A necessary annoyance many of us are living through right now, including yours truly. Oh how I can’t wait to have 7am sleep back!

As I noted before, the laundry service in that building moved across the street.

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Pizza Pino has reopened and, as I suspected, updated the menu during their interior remodel. It’s now called La Mama Pizza and Kitchen, serving Tunisian and Moroccan food. So drunk pizza by night, legit cuisine by day.

Author: snapshotist

August 9, 2014

Pizza Pino has reopened and, as I suspected, updated the menu during their interior remodel. It’s now called La Mama Pizza and Kitchen, serving Tunisian and Moroccan food. So drunk pizza by night, legit cuisine by day.

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