March 5, 2010

NVV: 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 outside sources as the Voice doesn't post stories until the middle of the month.

March 2010

Front Page: Local softball teams ready for spring season; murder writer Cara Black produces her 10th novel; Noe Valley Ministry is closing for a year in November; The history of Shufat Market; Muni wait times may get longer due to proposed service cuts and J-Church track repair.

Letters: A neighbor is disappointed to find Noe Valley wouldn’t support measures to find new income for Muni; a plea from neighbors to patronize 24th St. Cheese Co. which is feeling the Whole Foods pinch (despite long lines); Independent Nature on Church wants you to know it does not sell beekeeping supplies; another neighbor begs to differ on the fewer restaurants myth.

Cost of Living in Noe: It was a cold January - 6 homes sold. Meaning...not enough for good data.

Traveling Voice: Venice.

Store Trek: Cardio-Tone.

Rumors: NV community meeting at St. Philips (including details on the plaza set to open on Noe St - south side, closed to traffic); Geeks in Noe raised $12k for Alvarado School; Green Twig Hair Salon is moving into the long-vacant former travel agent space at 1515 Church and will sell Aveda products; Lynn Antiques at 1478 Church is closing this month (she’s moving back to Montana); Twin Peaks Pizza is offering house wines for $2.99 a bottle for eat-in dinners this month.

[The Noe Valley Voice]


Anonymous said...

The way to compete with Whole Foods is by having friendly, welcoming customer service, something the 24th Street Cheese Co. has a serious shortage of.

Godot said...

I was just there; they were just fine. Always are. This bipolar nature of either Noe residents or the Cheese Co. is interesting. Any psych majors looking for a term paper project?

Anonymous said...

Hey: who cut the cheese? Anony or Godot?

Anne said...

Agreed. As a small business consultant, I offered to help the Cheese Company pro bono with some ideas to keep business strong (after seeing one of the many front page articles about this subject in the Noe Valley Voice). In response to this offer, I was berated loudly by the owner and accused of being a spy for Whole Foods, despite having being a loyal customer who had frequented this store often over the last year.

Customer service is definitely key. The store has lost my business.

Anonymous said...

I've always found the cheese store to be unwelcoming. And the smell on a hot day - yuck. Even I don't like cheese that much.