May 12, 2018

This Week in Noe Valley: Retail Struggles, Drive-by Shooting and a Little Bit of Magic

The latest news from, about and for Noe Valley from around the interwebs:
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May 6, 2018

NVV May 2018: 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 2018

Front Page: Recycle for Change is setting up a clothing recycling box in the Harry Aleo public parking lot on 24th near Castro; local author and organizer Leslie Crawford has a new book called Sprig the Rescue Pig; James Lick students are terrorizing 24th St. merchants with vandalism, shoplifting and crime when they get out of school each day; a new column for kids debuts this month called Kids Ask Katie.

Feature: SF mayoral candidates are considering a vacancy tax on empty storefronts; Kids Ask Katie tackles the question of whether there are robberies in Noe Valley (spoiler: none in the last year).

Cost of Living in Noe Valley: Single family homes are scarce and selling at a high premium: Just 10 homes were on the market for sale and all sold for over asking. The most expensive home was a $3.1 million home on 23rd St.

Store Trek: Arte Bella (formerly Shop Monroe) at 3920A 24th St. at Noe

Rumors and Tidbits: Nothing is happening at Real Foods, although the building is still listed for sale; after 46 years in Noe Valley Rabat clothing and shoe store on 24th at Noe is retrenching to Berkeley; the former Mill Clothing space is for rent for $9,000 per month; the former See Jane Run, Cardio-Tone and Isso spaces remain empty for seismic retrofitting; the former Pete's Cleaners is renting for over $5,000 per month; The Podolls is closing and looking for a new space to open this summer; the offices vacated by Opes Mortgage Advisers and Climb Real Estate is temporarily being occupied by Compass Real Estate; LaPanotiQ is expected to become a Mediterranean restaurant; the Japanese restaurant that had looked to occupy for the former Hamlet space has decided not to open after all and the space is closed. Chez Marius is under new management and will still feature live jazz on Tuesday and Thursday nights; First Republic Bank is opening on the corner of Castro and Jersey on May 14; Umpqua bank is offering another free shred-in on Saturday May 19, and also has a display for local artist Lilli Lanier (a 36-year Noe Valley resident) in their lobby.

[The Noe Valley Voice]