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Oakland's I-980 Freeway Might Get Torn DownOakland’s I-980 Freeway Might Get Torn Down
By - posted 5/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the news that the Oakland’s controversial I-980 freeway that divides the city could be removed, thanks to a new infrastructure bill. The 2 mile highway, built in 1985, was originally planned as the eastern approach to the San Francisco Bay Southern Crossing, a second Bay Bridge more...

Final Days: SF's Lighted Forest Ends on April 4Final Days: SF’s Lighted Forest Ends on April 4
By - posted 4/2/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

It’s the final weekend to take in Golden Gate Park’s “Entwined” lighted forest. An illuminating art installation in Golden Gate Park transforms Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light every night. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. Related Story: An Amazing “Lighted more...

SF's Maven in Lower Haight ClosingSF’s Maven in Lower Haight Closing
By - posted 3/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks lowerhaightsf for sharing the unfortunate news that after 10 years in the neighborhood, Maven is closing its doors at the end of the month. Their last service will be Monday, March 29, 2021. Until then, Maven will cook delicious food and spin inspired cocktails with the same passion as when more...

Goodwill Closing 8 Bay Area StoresGoodwill Closing 8 Bay Area Stores
By - posted 3/9/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Sadly, KTVU just shared the news that Goodwill is closing 8 stores around the Bay, and laying off 61 employees due to the ongoing pandemic. Throughout most of the pandemic, the nonprofit second hand stores have been closed. Employees that have been let go received a severance package of week of more...

Palace of Fine Arts Swan "Blue Boy" Has DiedPalace of Fine Arts Swan “Blue Boy” Has Died
By - posted 3/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

Sadly the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department just shared the news that unfortunately Blue Boy, one of the two beloved Palace of Fine Arts swans, has passed away. The 17 year old swan was being treated at SF Zoo’s veterinary hospital for possible zinc and lead poisoning. He was found more...

SF's Only Krispy Kreme Closes PermanentlySF’s Only Krispy Kreme Closes Permanently
By - posted 3/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Awww… Krispy Kreme took to Facebook to announce that their only San Francisco location has closed its doors permanently over the weekend. Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the news of the closure. The City’s first and only Krispy Kreme was located in Fisherman’s Wharf, right next to In-N-Out. The cult more...

Fry's Electronics Shuts Down Permanently NationwideFry’s Electronics Shuts Down Permanently Nationwide
By - posted 3/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

Goodbye to Fry’s Electronics… Thanks KRON4 for sharing the news that Fry’s has closed its doors for good. There were 6 stores in Northern California, with a total of 31 stores across the country. The company was founded in Sunnyvale in 1985, and many of their stores had unique themes. San Jose’s more...

SF Bar "Virgil's Sea Room" Closes PermanentlySF Bar “Virgil’s Sea Room” Closes Permanently
By - posted 2/23/2021
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Another great San Francisco bar closes its doors for good. The nautical-themed Virgil’s Sea Room and their fantastic back patio Mission Street in the flats of Bernal Heights announced its permanent closure on February 22nd after 8 years in business. We’ll be sad to see them go and hope that El Rio more...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Founder of City Lights, Dies at 101Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Founder of City Lights, Dies at 101
By - posted 2/23/2021
Goodbye, Only in San Francisco

City Lights Booksellers announced the sad news that Lawrence Ferlinghetti, distinguished poet and founder of City Lights has died at the age of 101 on February 22, 2021 An icon of the beat poetry scene of the 1950s, helped create the county’s first all-paperback bookstore in 1953 with the goal of more...

VP Kamala Harris is Selling Her SF CondoVP Kamala Harris is Selling Her SF Condo
By - posted 2/19/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

San Francisco says goodbye to its former resident, Kamala Harris. Our new United States Vice President just listed her San Francisco condo for $799,000 a little over a week ago and the sale is already pending. Her one bedroom loft apartment is the on the top floor of a boutique 8-unit building more...

SF's 27-Year-Old Muddy's Coffee House to Close PermanentlySF’s 27-Year-Old Muddy’s Coffee House to Close Permanently
By - posted 2/18/2021
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Mission Local for sharing the sad news that Muddy’s Coffee House near 24th and Valencia in San Francisco has announced it is planning to close on February 25th after 27 years in business. The owners (who also run the similarly-named Muddy Waters Coffee House on Valencia and 16th which more...

SF's Vaccine Supplies Run Out. Mass Sites Shut for WeekSF’s Vaccine Supplies Run Out. Mass Sites Shut for Week
By - posted 2/15/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Goodbye, Vaccines, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco announced on Sunday it was pauses high volume vaccination site operations due to lack of supply. The city stated that no existing appointments were canceled and that new spots will only be released for booking once the vaccine supply is confirmed. San Francisco’s High Volume Vaccine Sites Status As of more...

Uniqlo is Closing Its Flagship Union Square StoreUniqlo is Closing Its Flagship Union Square Store
By - posted 2/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Sadly, Uniqlo is saying goodbye to its West Coast Flagship store which opened in 2012. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the news that Uniqlo’s 3-story shop, with over 29,000 sqft, located in Union Square is closing its doors for good. Uniqlo has listed on its website that its final day is March more...

Founder of "El Farolito" Mission Burrito Spot Has DiedFounder of “El Farolito” Mission Burrito Spot Has Died
By - posted 1/15/2021
Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart and Eater SF for letting us know the sad news that the owner of the El Farolito, the beloved Mission taqueria and burrito joint, passed away on January 5th at the age of 70. Salvador “Don Chava” Lopez Monroy emigrated from Mexico in 1975 and founded El more...

Goodbye Trump, Hello President Biden & VP HarrisGoodbye Trump, Hello President Biden & VP Harris
By - posted 1/14/2021
Celebrations, Election, Goodbye

Out with the old… San Francisco celebrates the inauguration of our 46th President Joe Biden and Madam Vice President Kamala Harris. SF’s City Hall will light up with festive red, white and blue lights for the occasion on Inauguration day. Oakland celebrates its very own Madame Vice President-Elect Kamala D. Harris with a more...