June 17, 2017

This Week in Noe Valley: Real Foods Fate Is Nigh, Most Expensive House in the Hood and Firefly Does Lunch


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June 4, 2017

This Week in Noe Valley: Street Art, RIP Bom Dia and the Way We Live Now


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NVV June 2017: 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.

May 2017

Front Page: Noe Valley lawmaker Mark Leno wants to be mayor; Noe Courts is open; BofA security guard James Grant moonlights as a singer and appeared at the Town Square; local filmmaker Jeffrey Braverman will have a short film called David in Brief at Frameline, the SF LGBTQ Film Festival.

Letters: Letter from a neighbor lamenting the loss of Good News newsstand on 24th St; a response to last month's Trump supporter; and a clarification on Karen Oliveto, pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Features: RIP local filmmaker Dan Halas; Julia Ready closing her local daycare business after 27 years.

Cost of Living in Noe: The average cost of a Noe Valley home in April was $2.4 million as more homes came to market; the most expensive sale was a $4.1 million home on the 4300 block of 25th St. which went for 4.7 percent below asking.

Short Takes: SummerFEST is on June 11 this year; the free evening movies in Dolores Park this year are posted; garbage rates are going to rise this year.

Store Trek: The Rabbit Hole Theater Company, 800 Diamond St

Rumors and Tidbits: Urban Remedy, a local chain and purveyor of plant-based foods is taking over the old DavidsTea space and the grand opening is June 24; Cotton Basics is opening up a new annex in the old Green 11 space next to just for fun which will specialize in posters and cotton logo wear. Honeycomb Salon now offers 7AM hair cuts for regulars. The former Good News space is renting for $3,000 a month - owners of a barber, a store selling art stuff and a yogurt shop have so far expressed interest. Savor is undergoing a change of ownership. La PanotiQ abruptly closed last month. Wise Sons Deli in the Mission is selling bread at Whole Foods. Neighbor's Corner at 21st and Douglass has applied to be a restaurant so it can keep its seats. Neutraceutical is being bought by a private equity firm and the Real Foods store is reportedly slated to be sold in the transaction (here's hoping).

[The Noe Valley Voice]

May 5, 2017

NVV May 2017: 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.

May 2017

Front Page: Local family commemorates their family in a mural on Comerford Alley; local stylist organizes free services for hospitalized kids; rat poison kills coyote in Douglass Park.

Letters: Letter from a Trump supporter from New York about the "arrogant residents of San Franny."

Features: Noe Valley's lone indie newsstand, Good News, is closing after 22 years; the reasons are the Internet and a key magazine distributor shut down.

Cost of Living in Noe: The average cost of a Noe Valley home in March was $3.1 million; the most expensive home sold that month was a $6.2 million home on a double lot on Fair Oaks.

Store Trek: Baron's Quality Meats, 1706 Church St at 29th; Mabuhay, 1195 Church St at 24th 

Rumors and Tidbits: The Town Square finally has power - look for more events like the Square Dance soon. The Noe Valley Association got a grant for parklet furniture and new benches on 24th St. and sun umbrellas for the Town Square. The Farmer's Market's Happy Boy Farms vendor has a GoFundMe campaign for flood damage from this year's rains. The plant-based food service and restaurant Le Cupboard is opening soon. A pizza oven was moved into the soon-to-be Sasa's Pizzeria (nee Fattoush). Radio Shack will be gone by the end of May. The shops next to St. Clair's have been demolished to make way for new retail and housing; construction should take 14 months. Noe Valley activists created a project that spurred 1 million calls to Congress on issues people are concerned about - while they were also facing an owner move-in eviction (!).

[The Noe Valley Voice]