May 4, 2014
NVV May 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.
Front Page: Helpful neighbors come together to rescue a Philz patron's keys from the sewer; City Planners propose a combined tennis/basketball court with room for a dog-friendly quadrant for Douglass at 24th St [Ed.--imagine lots of fences]; Global Exchange closes in Noe and looks for a new location, while the Berkeley shop is still open; Sally Brunn Branch Library is now open 7 days per week.
Letters: St. Paul's corner store (and the former owner, Alex) at 29th and Sanchez will be missed; Sadness at the departure at the of Mike's shoe repair - oh and also for the Goodwill dropoff in the new Town Square; Praise for Supervisor David Chiu for supporting local B&Bs - from Richard Kreibich of Bed and Breakfast San Francisco; RIP Susie, the canine mayor of 29th St.
Cost of Living in Noe: A mystery buyer purchased the record $7 million home at 625 Duncan, and competition among home buyers in general is fierce. Average rent for a 2 bedroom? $4542.
Store Trek: TugTug (396 24th St at Sanchez)
Rumors: A retail space with 2 residences above is being built at 3820 24th St (near Shoe Biz) and the owners have received inquiries from a stationery company, men's and women's apparel company, a fitness center, yoga studio and pilates studio [available next year]; Mike's Shoe Repair is becoming Rare Device [Ed.--: the old shoe sign has been purloined by a neighbor for safekeeping]; Noe Valley Pack & Ship has a new owner, the building will be undergoing a seismic and ADA upgrade, and some of the mailboxes will be moved to create a new retail space which has already been claimed by another 24th St merchant who wishes to remain anonymous; Incanto has been reimagined as Porcellino; Women's clothing boutique Lola has moved into Clipper Corner as a pop-up and is hoping to negotiate an ongoing lease; Kitami Ropa on Church St has closed and will be replaced by TMI Colonics ("We really know our shit"), a certified colon hydrologist [Ed.--that explains all the new walls inside and the red velvet curtains]; On May 17th, Noe Valley merchants will host a giant sidewalk sale from Douglass to to Dolores; Noe Valley Pet Co is celebrating 15 years with champagne and cake on May 10, 2-5 pm.
[The Noe Valley Voice]