September 5, 2016

NVV Sept 2016: 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.

September 2016

Front Page: Noe Valley Girls Film Fest is coming Sept 10; Lovejoy's owners sold their tea shop to three new proprietors who will keep the tradition alive; James Lick Middle School is renting its parking lot to the Noe Valley Farmer's Market starting Sept. 10 to attract more shoppers to local businesses.

Letters: Former NV resident Vivian Murray reminisces about living in the same building as Janis Joplin at 892 Noe St. and says she'll be back for the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Concert next October.

Features: James Lick renovations should be done by the end of September.

Cost of Living in Noe: The home market is cooling slightly - most home sales are only 3 percent over asking, not 22 percent. The average cost of a home: $2.3 million.

Store Trek: BistroSF Grill, 1305 Castro St. near 24th

Rumors and Tidbits: The Noe Valley Town Square is on track to open by Halloween; there will be no Harvest Fest this year; this Labor Day marks the 13th year since Real Foods closed; construction at the old Bliss Bar space is underway, but don't expect a noodle bar to fill it after all - the space is actively for rent for $9500 a month; the old Cradle of the Sun space is still vacant and the rent is now $7000 per month; just 3 years in, Buttons Candy Bar will close after Halloween - and Video Wave which shares the space is hoping to work out a deal to stay; Spring Pilates has relocated (no agreement on rent) to the EHS Pilates space on Valencia; See Jane Run is closing; GoHealth Urgent Care hopes to open in the new space on 24th St near Shoe Biz; La PanotiQ is open; Hamlet has rebooted; Drewe's Meats has been evicted; Tacolicious had to move out of it's office space on Church St. (Ed note: and Little Artistas has moved in); Uma Casa is slated to open at the end of October in the former Incanto space. The movie The Royal Road (available at Video Wave) features lots of shots of the hood. The 30th St Senior has received a $50,000 grant and Cliche Noe Gifts has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of San Francisco Award.

[The Noe Valley Voice]