I noticed this morning that the Kohler-Jones furniture and design store on Church at Day was empty and closed. Won't miss them, they had crappy furniture and crappy customer service! Bring back Mikey-Tom's!!!
Let's hope it's not another nail salon or real estate office.It's not clear why Kohler-Jones pulled up stakes so quickly, but there's now a 'For Lease' sign in the window and the Kohler website and phone are still live as of this writing.
As for the "Mikey-Tom's" the reader refers to - that was Mikeytom Market, a local grocer and neighborhood market at 1747 Church owned by Mike Meischke and Tom Maravilla (the Mike and Tom in Mikeytom). It closed in May 2003 after the store was hit with a hefty rent hike.
We don't see Mikeytom returning anytime soon, but it's fun to wonder what might land there. A restaurant? A grocer? A wine shop? A cheese store? What do you want to see?
Update: $6800 for 2350 sq ft per Craigslist post:
Prime Restaurant/Retail space on Church & Day st. (1747 Church) in Noe Valley near 30th st. Ideal space for restaurant. Corner location across the street from Toast restaurant. Regent Thai, Eric's and Encanto [sic] restaurants are nearby. You must see to appreciate the potential for this location. The space is approximately 2,350 sq. ft. For contact: call Peter at 415-577-8898
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