Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NEIGHBORHOOD RELOCATIONS 2018 – FRESH BLADES SHAVE PARLOR


Popular neighborhood barbershop Fresh Blades Shave Parlor hasn't closed. They've just moved across the street



to nicer and more spacious accommodations at 1346 Polk Street.

New signs will be coming shortly.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 6/12/18

Friday, June 1, 2018

WHERE I LIVE – JUNE 2018


This is the neighborhood where I live. I call it mid-Polk because it pretty much occupies the middle section of Polk Street. (Polk Street starts at Beach Street down by the bay and ends at Market.) The southern border starts at O'Farrell and Larkin





 



and the northern border ends at Polk and Jackson, a total of ten blocks.


Almost right in the middle of these ten blocks 





is California Street, where the cable car line runs.


There's a lot I like about this neighborhood. 





It has a nice mixture of old and new small businesses,













five used
clothing stores

















three erotica stores



















 
three donut shops











 some interesting architecture























and my personal favorite, 







a trade school.
 
Besides all the above, there are bars regular and dive, gay and straight; restaurants, barbershops, nail salons, schools, auto repair, hardware drug and grocery stores, a cat veterinarian, a marijuana dispensary, cafes, art galleries, interesting side and parallel streets – just a nice neighborhood to live in.

But like all of San Francisco, it's changing.



Copyright © by enquist 6/1/18

Thursday, May 24, 2018

NEIGHBORHOOD OPENINGS 2018 – MERAKI MARKET (# 6 in a series)




Meraki Market, a grocery store with a doorman and a four-$ rating on Yelp, opened last year at 927 Post. (Meraki is Greek and roughly translates as 'labor of love'.)

Copyright © by Chris Enquist 5/24/18


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FACELIFTS


One of the signs of being flush with cash are the number of apartment buildings being re-painted. Below are just a few of the many that have been completed:

 Corner of Pine and Jones



Before

After

Corner Pine and Larkin


Before
 
After
Corner Hyde Clay



Before

After


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 5/16/18

Friday, May 11, 2018

UPCOMING EVENT – POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE





This isn't a local event, it's happening across the country, but it's a good thing to be aware of. Happening on Saturday, May 12. Donate non-perishable food at your local post office.



Copyright © by Chris Enquist 5/11/18