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H&M Closes Its Massive Union Square StoreH&M Closes Its Massive Union Square Store
By - posted 11/25/2020
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco has lost another major retailer in its downtown Union Square shopping district due to the ongoing pandemic.  SFGate has reported that Swedish fast fashion brand H&M has permanently closed its West Coast flagship store in downtown San Francisco. The massive 35,000 sqft two-story shop opened in 2005 on Powell Street. more...

Celebrity Chef Martin Yan's M.Y. China Closes SF RestaurantCelebrity Chef Martin Yan’s M.Y. China Closes SF Restaurant
By - posted 11/24/2020
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Eater for breaking the news that unfortunately M.Y. China has permanently closed its doors due to the ongoing pandemic. Celebrity Chef Martin Yan, who you might remember as host of the ’80s cooking show Yan Can Cook and also more recently an Iron Chef judge, opened his signature restaurant more...

Tacolicious Closes North Beach & San Jose RestaurantsTacolicious Closes North Beach & San Jose Restaurants
By - posted 11/20/2020
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SFist for announcing the unfortunate news that the Bay Area is losing two outposts of the popular small taco chain Tacolicious. Due to the ongoing pandemic and economic slowdown, they’re saying goodbye to their North Beach location, which slanged tacos for the past 7 years. They’re also closing the more...

SF's Retro Arcade Bar "Coin-Op" Closes for GoodSF’s Retro Arcade Bar “Coin-Op” Closes for Good
By - posted 11/16/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know the sad news that one of SF’s most fun arcade bars, Coin-Op has shut down permanently.  Coin-Op, which was located at 508 4th Street and was an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a more...

Goodbye to Berkeley's Historic Albatross PubGoodbye to Berkeley’s Historic Albatross Pub
By - posted 11/13/2020
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Sadly, after nearly 60 years in Berkeley, Albatross Pub is closing its doors on November 30, 2020. After shutting its doors in March, without a kitchen or an outdoor patio, the eclectic, cavernous pub on San Pablo Ave has remained closed ever since. From its beginnings as a small beer & wine more...

SF's 51-Year-Old "O'Farrell Theatre" Strip Club ClosesSF’s 51-Year-Old “O’Farrell Theatre” Strip Club Closes
By - posted 11/4/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SFGate for letting us know that the Mitchell Brothers “O’Farrell Theatre” has closed. SF Gate reports that as part of its official closure the lavish interior has been gutted. The strip club first opened as an x-rated movie theater in 1969 on the corner of Polk and O’Farrell in more...

Goodbye to San Francisco's Iconic 83-Year Old Coca Cola SignGoodbye to San Francisco’s Iconic 83-Year Old Coca Cola Sign
By - posted 10/29/2020
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for tipping us off that San Francisco is losing its iconic Coca Cola sign.  San Francisco’s most famous billboard was installed in 1937 to coincide with the opening of the Bay Bridge. Although, it’s not the original sign (it’s been upgraded over the years), it’s stood 112 more...

SF's Famous "City of Paris" Rotunda Closes IndefinitelySF’s Famous “City of Paris” Rotunda Closes Indefinitely
By - posted 10/12/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SFGate and Hoodline for letting us know that the Rotunda restaurant atop the Neiman Marcus department store in Union Square (and its famous “City of Paris” stained glass ceiling dating back to 1909) has closed indefinitely. The upscale and popular spot for afternoon tea with amazing views of the more...

SF Says Goodbye to "Wish" 18-Year-Old SoMa NightclubSF Says Goodbye to “Wish” 18-Year-Old SoMa Nightclub
By - posted 10/5/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco said goodbye to yet another nightlife venue as Wish Bar & Lounge announced its permanent closure last week – a small cocktail lounge in SoMa that spun great house music Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for letting us know, who commented “If you like dark bars, with House music, stiff more...

SF's Street Celebration for Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Oct. 9SF’s Street Celebration for Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Oct. 9
By - posted 10/5/2020
Celebrations, Goodbye

Sisters from all over the world are coming together to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg; they will Saint Justice Ginsburg on October 9, 2020, 7pm at Market and Castro in San Francisco. Updated Date: Now October 9th at 7pm: Please note date was originally October 2nd, but was moved to October 9th more...

Watch an Old BART Train Get Demolished to Classical MusicWatch an Old BART Train Get Demolished to Classical Music
By - posted 10/1/2020
Goodbye

To make room for more of the new Fleet of the Future train cars, BART is ramping up the retirement of old train cars, which are being sustainably recycled. The majority of old cars will be recycled. Parts are stripped, the shell is shredded, and the metal is melted down for more...

"Dosa" Indian Restaurant Closes For Good in SF“Dosa” Indian Restaurant Closes For Good in SF
By - posted 9/16/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to San Francisco Chronicle for letting us know that upscale South Indian restaurant Dosa has closed its last San Francisco location on Fillmore Street after 12 years in the city. But it’s not all bad news for Dosa fans. Although their brick and mortar locations in San Francisco are closed (Fillmore more...

Farallon Restaurant Permanently Closed After 23 YearsFarallon Restaurant Permanently Closed After 23 Years
By - posted 9/12/2020
Eat & Drink, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

In case you missed it, sad news from SFGATE, Farallon Restaurant will close permanently. Farallon Restaurant is a well-known upscale seafood restaurant in San Francisco. Famous for their raw bar, long wine list & undersea-themed decor like jellyfish lamps and a hand-painted dome ceiling that once covered a swimming pool. On March 18th, more...

54% of All Storefronts in SF Are Still Closed54% of All Storefronts in SF Are Still Closed
By - posted 8/25/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KPIX for letting us know that a recent survey by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce determined that more than half of all storefronts in San Francisco are not currently open for business due to COVID-19. The study of approximately 2,500 storefronts showed that about 1,200 were open (46%) more...

Back to the Bus... Muni Shuts Down Subway AgainBack to the Bus… Muni Shuts Down Subway Again
By - posted 8/25/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate and SF Examiner for letting us know that Muni has shut down their Metro tunnel/subway service just two days after restarting it. SF Gate reports that two issues – including a positive COVID-19 test for someone in the system’s control enter, along with an overhead wiring issue more...