October 13, 2019

This Week in Noe Valley: $1500 Month Doggy Daycare Closing, Inle Burmese Arrives, and Other Oct Happenings


The latest news from, about and for Noe Valley from around the interwebs:
[Photo: Amos Goldbaum Mural via sarahromontoya

October 7, 2019

This Week in Noe Valley: Whole Foods Protest, Earthquake Jolt, and Church Produce Closed for Remodel


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[Photo: Noe Valley Whole Foods Protest via SFGate]

October 6, 2019

NVV October 2019: We Read It So You Don't Have To



The Noe Valley Voice is published ten times a year and has been a neighborhood fixture since 1977. Here are notable highlights from the latest issue. Links are to stories we've covered here on NVSF or other resources. Follow the NVV link at the bottom for full articles and all the ads.

October 2019

Front Page: The J Church line is notoriously unreliable; Reliving the 1989 Loma Prieta quake in Noe Valley; The Town Square before it was a Town Square (spoiler: it was a gas station and auto shop in the 70s and then a church parking lot in the 90s).

Letters: A neighbor suggests the sidewalks of 24th St are beautiful and well kept - but shouldn't be power-washed so often.

Cost of Living in Noe Valley: The average price of a single-family home in Noe Valley is $2.8 million.

Store Trek: Toci Wellness, 816 Diamond at 24th St.

Short Takes: New lights are being added to the Town Square to make it more festive and safer; a lighting ceremony will happen on October 26 at 6:30pm. Spooktacular, a Halloween celebration is back for the third year on Sunday October 27 and on Halloween, October 31.

Rumors and Tidbits: The makers of The Last Black Man in San Francisco will be showing their semi-autobiographical film as a benefit for Video Wave, which they fear is “the Last Video Store in San Francisco” on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Noe Valley Ministry. The Noe Valley Girls Film Festival was a huge success. Doggy Style is closing by the end of the year and DS owner and NVMPA president Rachel Swann wants to open a wine bar. Toast on 24th is closed thanks to a lease expiration and pending seismic retrofit. Chez Marius is closed. The former Le Cupboard space on Church St will become a new restaurant called Inle Burmese and should open Oct 8. Pomelo on Church St is closed (see full note here). Also on Church, the former storefront for Curator will become Delights by Lisa offering fresh baked sweets by a Noe Valley native. Readings at Charlie's Corner will no longer be free; they cost $10 (!) per child and $5 for siblings. Shoe Biz is closed. A psychic is back on 24th St. And animal rights activists protested at Whole Foods.

[The Noe Valley Voice]

September 6, 2019

NVV Sept 2019: We Read It So You Don't Have To



The Noe Valley Voice is published ten times a year and has been a neighborhood fixture since 1977. Here are notable highlights from the latest issue. Links are to stories we've covered here on NVSF or other resources. Follow the NVV link at the bottom for full articles and all the ads.

September 2019

Front Page: A article about how good the Noe Valley Association is at taking care of 24th St. and a bid to renew the CBD; Bill Yenne has written a new book about the history of Noe Valley due out on Sept. 30; Upper Noe Rec Center hosts tons of fun events all year.

Letters: Grandma Bell turned 90 and poses with a copy of NVV on a horse; more hate for NVV's anti-vaxxer coverage in June; love for Mahila restaurant in the old Contigo space.

Features: The Noe Valley 30th St senior center celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Cost of Living in Noe Valley: The average price of a single-family home in January was $2.7 million and 34 houses changed hands in June and July.

Store Trek: Bon Appetikka Indian Restaurant, 4166 24th St. and Yoga Flow SF, 4049 24th St.

Rumors and Tidbits: The Noe Valley Farmer's Market has expanded to Tuesdays from 3-7PM; a new Burmese restaurant (Inle Burmese Cuisine) hopes to occupy the former Le Cupboard space at 1298 Church St. (open date TBD); the For Lease sign is gone from the old Pasta Gina space and the rumor is that it will be occupied by a "food takeout" or "food tech startup" service (open date also TBD). Patxi's sold itself to  Los Angeles-based Elite Restaurant Group at the end of last year and the business is now 50% takeout/delivery. Fahrenheit Salon was named one of the top hair salons in SF. The Noe Valley branch of Bank of America is remodeling for the first time in more than 75 years. The old Rare Device space has been rented by Third Eye Psychic - Chakra. Shoe Biz is sticking around after all - and shoes are still 50% off. Just for Fun is truly a local treasure.

[The Noe Valley Voice]