July 15, 2018

This Week in Noe Valley: Road Rage Is Real, Curator Leaves Noe and a Sutro Tower Call to Action


The latest news from, about and for Noe Valley from around the interwebs:
[Photo: A window in Noe Valley via FrankedonSF] 

July 8, 2018

This Week in Noe Valley: Summer Living, Real Foods Reality Sets In and Stunning Summer Skies


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[Photo: Just a good boy waiting for his coffee via marthabroscoffee] 

July 7, 2018

NVV July/August 2018: 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.

July/August 2018

Front Page: Haystack Pizza is the longest running restaurant in Noe Valley (46 years) and going strong; Healthy Spot pet store was denied a request to open due to neighborhood protest; Picturesque and vintage F cars return to the Church St Muni corridor.

Letters: The owner of Folio Books urges neighbors to spend time (and money) in Noe Valley if they want a vibrant 24th St; A local complaint about a 6 month no parking permit for construction from 7AM to 6PM, 7 days per week.

Features: The clothes recycling box headed for the parking lot on 24th near Castro has been shelved due to concerns from a neighborhood group; London Breed is mayor and Rafael Mandelman took the District 8 supervisor seat; Upper Douglass dog park may be shut twice a week to address neighborhood concerns with the site's grass turf; Police still seeking clues to attack on mother with baby on Sanchez on June 3; The Noe Valley Coffee Company is seeking approval to operate its own coffee roaster inside Spin City at 1299 Sanchez at 26thSummerfest 2018 is coming to Noe Valley from 11am-4pm on July 29.

Cost of Living in Noe Valley: Just 7 single family homes sold in May for an average price of $2.69 million; a mere 4 condos sold for an average of $1.3 million. A $4.9 million home sold on the 200 block of 28th St. and the most expensive homes and condos sold both went to private sales before they hit the market.

Store Trek: Moe's Barbershop and Beauty Parlor4008 24th St near Noe St.

Rumors and Tidbits: Of the 16,415 voters registered in Noe Valley, 64 percent cast their ballots in June; The crocheted animals in the trees on Diamond St between Alvarado and 23rd are the loving handiwork of local artist Huib Petersen, and a small protest against the "creepiness" of "the man in the White Hous;." Podolls is closing on July 9 and Small Frys is moving into the space; Sean, a menswear store on 24th has closed; The old See Jane Run space is going through a seismic retrofit and is for rent; Building permits have been issued and work has begun to create 3 new commercial spaces in the old Real Foods spaceDouglas is now open at 1598 Sanchez; The Noe Valley Merchants and Professional Association is looking to add more murals by local muralists to downtown Noe Valley with the first ones planned for Rachel Swann's office on Vicksburg, Honeycomb Spa, Philz Coffee and possibly Novy.

[The Noe Valley Voice]

June 16, 2018

NVV June 2018: 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.

June 2018

Front Page: Retailers continue to hurt on 24th St as locals opt for online shopping instead; The Noe Valley Farmer's Market ditches use of plastic bags this month; Healthy Spot pet store faces resistance from local merchants - vote slated for June 21.

Cost of Living in Noe Valley: 11 single family homes sold in April for an average price of $2.5 million; 10 condos sold for an average of $1.9 million. A $5.2 million home sold on the 1300 block of Noe.

Store Trek: Seokyo new Korean restaurant at 1740 Church Street near Day

Rumors and Tidbits: Real Foods has been sold to local investors who hope to bring the space up to code and rent it out as 3 retails stores by this fall. The former Hamlet space at 1199 Church is for sale, liquor license and all for $3.5 million. Hi-Way Burger should be opening in the old Caskhouse space by the end of June. The space next to St. Clair's Liquors is nearing completion and will be leased, not sold. Modern Family Law has moved into the ground floor of 4126 Castro near 24th. TMI Colonics has moved to 1340 Haight St. Shoe Biz is now owned by shoe retailer Anthem. Unconfirmed (but rumored) is that Rabat may remain in Noe Valley by downsizing to just the corner space where it started. Whole Foods is now starting to enforce the "one hour while shopping at Whole Foods" rule. 

[The Noe Valley Voice]

May 6, 2018

NVV May 2018: 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.

May 2018

Front Page: Recycle for Change is setting up a clothing recycling box in the Harry Aleo public parking lot on 24th near Castro; local author and organizer Leslie Crawford has a new book called Sprig the Rescue Pig; James Lick students are terrorizing 24th St. merchants with vandalism, shoplifting and crime when they get out of school each day; a new column for kids debuts this month called Kids Ask Katie.

Feature: SF mayoral candidates are considering a vacancy tax on empty storefronts; Kids Ask Katie tackles the question of whether there are robberies in Noe Valley (spoiler: none in the last year).

Cost of Living in Noe Valley: Single family homes are scarce and selling at a high premium: Just 10 homes were on the market for sale and all sold for over asking. The most expensive home was a $3.1 million home on 23rd St.

Store Trek: Arte Bella (formerly Shop Monroe) at 3920A 24th St. at Noe

Rumors and Tidbits: Nothing is happening at Real Foods, although the building is still listed for sale; after 46 years in Noe Valley Rabat clothing and shoe store on 24th at Noe is retrenching to Berkeley; the former Mill Clothing space is for rent for $9,000 per month; the former See Jane Run, Cardio-Tone and Isso spaces remain empty for seismic retrofitting; the former Pete's Cleaners is renting for over $5,000 per month; The Podolls is closing and looking for a new space to open this summer; the offices vacated by Opes Mortgage Advisers and Climb Real Estate is temporarily being occupied by Compass Real Estate; LaPanotiQ is expected to become a Mediterranean restaurant; the Japanese restaurant that had looked to occupy for the former Hamlet space has decided not to open after all and the space is closed. Chez Marius is under new management and will still feature live jazz on Tuesday and Thursday nights; First Republic Bank is opening on the corner of Castro and Jersey on May 14; Umpqua bank is offering another free shred-in on Saturday May 19, and also has a display for local artist Lilli Lanier (a 36-year Noe Valley resident) in their lobby.

[The Noe Valley Voice]