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.

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

REST IN POWER BUBBLES




Painting of Bubbles, aka Anthony Torres, transgender Tenderloin activist who was killed in September 2017, on the metal awning of Tender, 854 Geary.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 5/8/18

Friday, May 4, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

RED PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOM PIPES


If you live or visit in my neighborhood (mid-Polk), one of the things you'll notice are the many sidewalk steam pipes painted red with white polka-dots. Some are old and beat-up





while some are fairly new.





They're meant to look like fly agaric mushrooms, 






which are “known for the distinctive appearance, being bright red with white spots, and for their hallucinogenic properties....”.

I have no idea who started this, or if they're prominent in other neighborhoods as well


On Hyde St. between California and Sacramento


They're even memorialized in cement.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 4/30/18