June 4, 2014

NVV June 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.

June 2014

Front Page: Summerfest and a day of petting zoos, jumpy tents and activities is coming on Saturday June 14 to 24th St.; maggots at Whole Foods have been cleared, plus a poor health score at Safeway in Diamond Heights; remembering the sandlot at 30th that became the Upper Noe Rec Center.

Letters: A reader wants to know why Chloe's on Church is packed for brunch when the excellent Fattoush down the street is empty; a first-world problems poem about Noe Valley (first line: Eat organic, stay focused); resentment for an ad for Google Shopping Express in the May issue that lists all the "wonderful mega-chains one can order from" instead of shopping locally (meanwhile, real estate ads = 17).

Short Takes: The Noe Courts plan was approved; 5 paintings of the Golden Gate Bridge will be at Hill & Co. until the end of July; Noe Valley Garden Tour is this Saturday, June 7; Bethany United Methodist Church will be celebrating Pride with a BBQ at noon on June 29 following the morning service.

Cost of Living in Noe: The Cube House on 26th Street sold for $5.25 million; everything is going for over asking. Average rent for a 2 bedroom? Still $4542.

Store Trek: Holy Kitchen (4166 24th St at Diamond)

Rumors: The Noe Valley Town Square grant was approved; NV resident Mike Adamick published Dad's Book of Awesome Projects which is for sale at the local Folio bookstore; thanks to the residents who helped with the CATs fundraiser on May 15; the old La Sirena Botanica space on Church is for rent again; the Valley Tavern patio and beer garden is open for business; a for rent sign is up at the former Global Exchange space; renovations are planned for the former Sway/Streetlight space; permits should soon be issued for what was Bliss Bar at 4026 24th St. (unclear if Bliss is rebuilding); and in non-news the Asian fusion mystery restaurant is (as always) still a mystery; Daniel Perea, a Noe Valley native is the new police chief at Mission Station.

[The Noe Valley Voice]