April 19, 2014

This Week In Noe Valley: The Housing Crisis Explained, First Review Of Porcellino, And A Rare Green Tesla Spotted


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[Photo: @PamelaKSantos]

April 12, 2014

This Week In Noe Valley: We're #3 for Eligible Millionaires, Pritikin Mansion Peek, Sanchez St. Mural Complete


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April 10, 2014

Closing: Global Exchange Fair Trade


Citing rising rents and a desire to protect the artisans they support, Global Exchange announced this week that they will close this spring:
We have been in business at our San Francisco Noe Valley location (4018 24th Street) since 1989, constantly adjusting our footing in a changing marketplace. We are not immune to the forces changing the face of our San Francisco community, and the most recent wave of rent increases have also affected us, and we are taking action so that it does not affect our artisan partners around the world.
Also:
We want you to know your purchasing power: who, where, and how your purchases affect real change. We want you to be sure that your purchases go towards supporting economic justice through Fair Trade, NOT towards covering the violently inflated cost of rent in San Francisco.
Global Exchange will continue to operate out of Berkeley, and plans to reopen its online store this fall.

[GEFT: Choosing Fair Trade Over High Rent]
[Photo: Global Exchange]

April 5, 2014

This Week In Noe Valley: A New Perk For Google Bus Riders, Easter's Coming, And 24 Hours in San Francisco


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[Photo: @UrbanHikerSF]

Closed: Mike's Shoe Repair


Today the signs in the window read "Out of Business" and there's a moving truck out front of Mike's Shoe Repair. We spoke to the two man crew inside who said Mike couldn't afford the large rent increase (we're looking at you, Joel Panzer), and that he won't open anywhere else. You're advised to pick up your shoes within 30 days, repaired or not.

No one on site knows what will become of the "Renewing" sign.

[NVSF: Closing? Mike's Of Noe Valley Shoe Repair]

April 2, 2014

NVV April 2014: 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.

March 2014

Front Page: April Fools.

Letters: Noe Valley used to have cable cars running over Castro; a neighbor urges Noe Valleyeans to protest bulb-outs planned for 24th St.; in praise of Word Week sponsors; a vegetarian complains that the new La Nebbia has no veggie options he likes.

Cost of Living in Noe: The average price of a single family home in Noe right now is $2.4 million.

Store Trek: Horner's Corner (1199 Church St at 24th)

Rumors: Mike's Shoe Repair is open month-to-month only and looking for a new space;  St. Paul's Market at Sanchez and 29th is closing for good at the end of the month (the owner is fighting cancer); Be Yoga is closed [Ed - and LOLA Pop-up has replaced it for now]; Incanto is closed and will be reborn as Porcellino in May; Fima Photography is once again NOT closing; the mystery restaurant at 25th and Church is still a mystery; Joshua Simon clothing store on 24th St is for sale for $239,000; Holy Kitchen Indian restaurant is open; The Valley Tavern won approval to reopen its beer garden in the back of the premises.

[The Noe Valley Voice]