- NOFX rocker Eric Melvin’s home is on the market for $3.6 million [SocketSite]
- Noe Valley: Where the (double) rainbows are [spincitycoffee and @nbcbayarea]
- Weather also brings rainbow sunrises [av_kav]
- 1976: Noe Valley residents complain about median boarding platforms for easier access to the JChurch [@IDoTheThinking]
- Also, it stormed - alot! [H/T Mike Bolos]
- And lightning struck Sutro [Jesse]
- Where the bodies are buried - playing with succulents [@RollTheBarrel]
- Fun times at Folio Books – undoubtedly an excellent addition to the neighborhood [Hoodline]
- Cool paintings by Shalom Flash, an accidental artist who loves painting our village [JWeekly]
- The ride to last weekend’s women’s march on the #overstuffedJ [morgansfunny]
- ICYMI: Green11 closing (but still a class act) [NVSF]
- Cafes consider cracking down on WiFi freeloaders (including in Noe Valley) [CIO]
January 28, 2017
Here’s some bittersweet news: After 7 years in Noe Valley, Bettina Limaco is closing Green11, the bulk refill shop for bath, body, and home cleaning products that are cruelty free and made in the USA at 3980 24th St (next door to Just for Fun).
The reason? It’s not rising rent or a greedy landlord. There are good reasons, and even praise for the landlord. Here’s here official announcement below about the top 3 reasons Green11 Noe Valley is closing (click the image to see it full size).
[Photos via Green11]
January 8, 2017
- Uma Casa Portuguese restaurant opens and critics love it [SF Eater]
- Uma Casa also makes 7x7s most anticipated new restaurant list [7x7]
- Dorian D. Clair’s amazing clock shop is nearing it’s 30th anniversary [Marin IJ]
- HIV/AIDS activist Jeff Sheehy replaces Scott Wiener as supervisor [Scott Wiener]
- ICYMI: Fattoush is becoming Sasa’s Pizza [NVSF]
- We're not sure what’s happening here at 1050 Noe St. [jimwatkins]
- Whole Foods is cleaned out for Stormageddon [@NoeValleySF]
January 3, 2017
A new development in the drawn out saga of Fattoush, closed due to fire for over a year. Neighbors have noticed intermittent work behind the papered-over windows over the last couple months. Apparently someone complained to the DBI, which prompted a new permit application filed on 12/29/16 to "ADD WOOD BURNING PIZZA OVEN TO EXISTING RESTAURANT SPACE FOR NEW TENANT." Another permit filed on 11/30/16 indicates that the business will be called Sasa's Pizza.
And that's all we can find so far. Anyone have more information? Are you reading this, Sasa's Pizza? Please contact us.
That is unless you're behind these pizzas. We really don't want know more.
January 1, 2017
Noe Valley Is Officially a Foodie Mecca
2015 was a good year for food in Noe Valley, but 2016 was better. Uma Casa is close to opening on Church St. Barron’s Meats announced it’s also coming to Church St. to replace Drewe’s. Le Zinc closed but a new French bistro, Le Marius, sprang up in its place. La PanotiQ finally opened. Hahn’s Hibachi was replaced with BistroSF. Hamlet SF rebooted with a new menu. Hamano was bought by a local A-list sushi chef who plans to turn it into something even more special. And all that in addition to the already fantastic restaurants in our hood including Saru, Firefly, La Ciccia, Aster, Al’s Place and Contigo. Think about it: We can walk to some of the best restaurants in San Francisco!
Let’s not sugarcoat this: Noe Valley mourned the national election results this year. One man in the house at the top of Sanchez hill was so shell-shocked he woke up the next day and decided to fly the Nazi flag (which begs the question, why did he just have one lying around?). Fortunately, his neighbors weren’t having it. Fasten your seatbelts folks, 2017 is going to be a bumpy ride.
The Town Square Has Arrived
In happier news, after much fund-raising and handwringing, Noe Valley has an open space for the Farmer’s Market and local gatherings. It’s real, it’s ours, and it’s only going to get better as we all imagine new things that can happen there.
It’s Still Really, Really, Really Expensive to Live Here
There’s a reason you see so many Teslas here: Two Noe Valley zip codes (94114 and 94131) are in the Top 100 Most Expensive zip codes in the US. The average cost of a home in Noe Valley was well north of $2.5 million – and here’s what $1.85 million gets you. [Photo via Janeep]
Real Foods? Real Nothing
Still blight. Still empty. So sad.
In 2016 we also said goodbye to some old Noe Valley places, including In-House, Walkershaw and See Jane Run, several of which have since been replaced by little boutiques. Union Street, here we come!
Want to see how far we've come? Here were the top stories of 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Did we miss anything? Share it in the comments!
[Top photo via kellyhafer, bottom photo via alexlgoldman]