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Historic 1919 North Beach "Broadway Studios" Up for AuctionHistoric 1919 North Beach “Broadway Studios” Up for Auction
By - posted 5/24/2023
Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that the historic 12,000 sq. ft. Broadway Studios in North Beach is going up for auction. Located in the heart of North Beach at 435 Broadway near Kearny, the classic Mission-style building was built in 1919 by the Italian community and began its first more...

Nordstrom Leaving Downtown SF After 35 YearsNordstrom Leaving Downtown SF After 35 Years
By - posted 5/3/2023
Goodbye, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

By Bay City News Nordstrom, a fixture in downtown San Francisco for 35 years, said it will close its department store in Westfield mall on Market Street and its nearby discount outlet within three months, citing changing “dynamics of the downtown.” The announcement came Tuesday in an all-company message from Jamie Nordstrom, more...

Downtown SF's "New" Whole Foods Closing After Just 1 YearDowntown SF’s “New” Whole Foods Closing After Just 1 Year
By - posted 4/10/2023
Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the San Francisco Standard for letting us know the depressing, but unsurprising news that the “new” 64,737 square foot flagship Whole Foods that opened in Downtown SF on March 10, 2023 is temporarily closing down after just 1 year. The location, set in the ground floor of Trinity Place more...

SF's "Wooden Nickel" Dive Bar Has Shut DownSF’s “Wooden Nickel” Dive Bar Has Shut Down
By - posted 4/7/2023
Bars, Goodbye, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the sad news that The Wooden Nickel in the Mission has closed down permanently after 6+ years in business. In late December the city was hit with one of the largest storms ever recorded which resulted in a massive street flood and The Wooden Nickel more...

SF’s 41-Year-Old Mexican Restaurant "Don Ramon's" ClosedSF’s 41-Year-Old Mexican Restaurant “Don Ramon’s” Closed
By - posted 4/4/2023

Thanks to SFist for sharing the sad news that SF Mexican restaurant “Don Ramon’s” closed for good on March 31, 2023. Don Ramon’s opened in 1982 at 225 11th Street and became a go-to spot for gay community. The restaurant began struggling a few years ago when they took out a $5 more...

SF Drag Legend Heklina Has DiedSF Drag Legend Heklina Has Died
By - posted 4/3/2023
Goodbye, Pride, San Francisco

By Thomas Hughes, Bay City News The San Francisco nightlife community and others reacted to the sudden death of longtime drag performer Heklina, 55, whose death in London, England was first reported on social media late Monday. Heklina, whose legal name was Stefan Grygelko, according to state court documents, was performing for more...

Pacifica's "Sea Bowl" Closing Down After 64 YearsPacifica’s “Sea Bowl” Closing Down After 64 Years
By - posted 3/28/2023

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the sad news that Pacifica’s Sea Bowl Entertainment Center and its 32 lanes of bowling will be closing down very soon. This bowling alley in Pacifica first opened its doors in March of 1958 but is closing at the end of May after more than more...

SF's 5,000 sqft Pop-Up Roller Rink Ends March 31stSF’s 5,000 sqft Pop-Up Roller Rink Ends March 31st
By - posted 3/21/2023
Goodbye, San Francisco

Have you had a chance to skate San Francisco’s pop-up covered outdoor roller rink San FranDISCO? Get your skate on soon. The state-of-the-art covered roller rink rolls away on March 31, 2023.  What’s so special about this roller rink? San FranDISCO is put on by the crew behind the Church of 8 Wheels. more...

SF's "Bay Lights" Are Back On Due to "Glitch"SF’s “Bay Lights” Are Back On Due to “Glitch”
By - posted 3/13/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

On March 5th, the Bay Lights officially went “dark” after 10 years – part of a planned shutdown to take 6-months to repair the lights and bring them back brighter and bigger than ever on Labor Day Weekend 2023. But there’s a catch. Actually, a glitch. The Bay Lights actually turned more...

Yet Another Shop in Union Square Closes for GoodYet Another Shop in Union Square Closes for Good
By - posted 3/9/2023
Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that unfortunately yet another Union Square store has closed up shop. Canadian outdoor apparel and gear brand Arc’teryx quietly closed its only San Francisco store located at 300 Grant Ave on January 15, 2023. On the same day, it also closed its Walnut more...

SF’s Lighted Forest Ends March 12? Not So Fast...SF’s Lighted Forest Ends March 12? Not So Fast…
By - posted 3/8/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Goodbye, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Another update! (As of 3/11/23) – Good news for people who love Entwined! According to Box Shop SF, due to the wet weather the organizers are unable to de-install their lighted forest as they were planning on doing after March 12th. So, for the time being, the lights will stay more...

All of SF's 'Amazon Go' Stores Closing April 1All of SF’s ‘Amazon Go’ Stores Closing April 1
By - posted 3/6/2023
Goodbye, San Francisco

Hoodline recently shared that Amazon is closing all four of its Amazon Go stores in San Francisco. Amazon announced that Amazon’s San Francisco brick-and-mortar cashless stores, located at 300 California Street, 98 Post Street, 575 Market Street, and 3 Embarcadero Center, will close on April 1, 2023. Amazon has stated it more...

SF's Beloved "Samy's Camera" Abruptly Closes After 10 YearsSF’s Beloved “Samy’s Camera” Abruptly Closes After 10 Years
By - posted 3/4/2023
Goodbye, San Francisco

The San Francisco Standard shared the news that San Francisco camera shop “Samy’s Camera” abruptly closed its doors on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. San Francisco photographers and videographers have been coming to Samy’s Camera, located at 1090 Bryant St., for the past 10 years for their camera gear. They were one more...

The Bay Lights to Go Dark After 10 Years. Will They Return?The Bay Lights to Go Dark After 10 Years. Will They Return?
By - posted 3/2/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

The Bay Lights is set to finally go dark after 10 years. When exactly will the lights go dark? Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 8pm – On Sunday night, Ben Davis (founder of Illuminate) will make a few remarks just before he gives the signal to shut them down around 8pm. Best viewing more...

Iconic Santa Cruz County Pier To Be DemolishedIconic Santa Cruz County Pier To Be Demolished
By - posted 2/20/2023
Goodbye, Storm Watch

A storied pier on the Santa Cruz County coast will be demolished next week, park officials announced. The pier at Seacliff State Beach was damaged beyond repair during the recent extreme weather events, California State Parks said Thursday. January’s atmospheric river rainstorms and ocean swells were more than the longtime landmark more...