November 4, 2015

NVV November 2015: 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.

November  2015

Front Page: Noe Valley Town Square plans were revised [PDF here] to address neighbors' concerns about noise and safety after hours; Neighbors complain that James Lick construction work is too loud; Dolores Park renovation is still underway and should be done in January; Long-time Noe Valley residents Ramon Sender and Judith Levy-Sender run a speaker series called Odd Mondays at Folio Books.

Letters: No love for realtor drones from one Noe neighbor; Complaints about the one-sided coverage of Prop F and I; Key Kraft on Church St is temporarily closed while the owner gets it ready "for a new fellow who wants to open it up soon."

Features: The Google Buses in the neighborhood will face more regulation soon thanks in part to 296 complaints the SFMTA received from Noe Valley residents from Oct 2014 to June 2015, including nearly one quarter of which (!) came from a single Noe Valley resident; Chuck's on Church Street was held up at gunpoint on Oct 8 - the suspect is still at large; During construction of the Noe Valley Town Square, the Farmer's Market is proposing to relocate to 24th St. in front of the park site and traffic will be re-rerouted from 6:30AM to 2PM on Saturdays.

Cost of Living in Noe: Only seven single family homes changed hands in September and the most expensive was $2.7 million. Average rent: $2500-$4095 for a one bedroom.

Store Trek: Tone of Music Audio (1303 Castro at 24th St.)

Rumors and Tid Bits: La Bou is back - soon; Cradle of the Sun has moved to West Portal; TC Salon is open in the old Noe Valley Music space; There's nothing to report on Real Foods; St. Clair's is developing the retail spaces next door; The new luxury condos on 24th Street near Church are expected to list for $2.1 to $2.3 million and the developer hints that a tenant in the retail space downstairs is imminent; Lazeez is open next to Savor (same owner); La PanotiQ still hasn't started construction on the old Global Exchange space; Hahn's Hibachi renewed it's lease for 3 years; Tejido and Somi popped up the old Martin Mattox garage space; Bill Yenne will be speaking at Folio books on Nov 19 at 7pm; Charlie's Corner children's bookstore is now open on 24th at Castro.

[The Noe Valley Voice]


mazook said...

Rumors and Tid Bits? no it is just Rumors......the tidbits are your tidbits of the Rumors.......and barely that......

Cradle of the Sun said...

Cradle of the Sun Stained Glass has moved to 2377 Ocean Avenue, not West Portal as reported.

J said...

Do we know if Lazzeez is a soft open. They do not quite seem on top of thing. This would be such a great idea for the hood if they could fix the food (mushy, salty, bland). I will try it again in a month or two but for now I am sticking to Good Frickin Chicken when I want falafel.