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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...

SF's Exodus: U-Haul Traffic Out of Bay Area Soared in 2020SF’s Exodus: U-Haul Traffic Out of Bay Area Soared in 2020
By - posted 1/8/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

The COVID-19 pandemic has coincided with more do-it-yourself movers leaving densely populated U.S. areas, specifically New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a U-Haul special report analyzing migration trends from 2020. U-Haul transaction data also reveals Americans are moving again in growing numbers, and have been since more...

Cliff House's Iconic Sign Taken DownCliff House’s Iconic Sign Taken Down
By - posted 1/1/2021
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the SF Bay Times for letting us know that the iconic “Cliff House” sign is scheduled to be removed today at Noon. Related Stories 157-Year-Old “Cliff House” Restaurant Closes Temporarily – 7/20/20 SF’s Historic 157-Year Old Cliff House is Closing Permanently – 12/14/20 Read more at cliffhouse.com After days of negotiations which appeared more...

SF's Mysterious "Gingerbread Monolith" CollapsesSF’s Mysterious “Gingerbread Monolith” Collapses
By - posted 12/28/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Goodbye, Wow

The nearly 7-foot tall gingerbread “monolith” that mysteriously appeared near the top of Corona Heights Park above the Castro in San Francisco has finally crumbled. Photo credit: Anand Sharma / @aprilzero Discovered on Christmas morning and first reported by KQED, the tower with icing for the welding and gumdrops as joints, was more...

SF's "Mission Cheese" Closing Down After 10 YearsSF’s “Mission Cheese” Closing Down After 10 Years
By - posted 12/17/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Tablehopper and  SF Gate for letting us know the sad news that artisan cheese shop, Mission Cheese, is closing after 10 years on Valencia and 18th. This little cheese place is going to sleep at the end of the month. After nearly 10 years of slinging amazing American cheeses, more...

Goodbye to BART's Paper TicketsGoodbye to BART’s Paper Tickets
By - posted 12/15/2020
Brand New, Goodbye

BART has successfully transitioned all stations to offer Clipper as the only fare product available for purchase. BART began eliminating the sales of paper tickets in August of 2019 when a 4-station pilot program was launched. The conversion was accelerated during the pandemic with one or more stations transitioned each week throughout 2020. Systemwide conversion more...

SF's Historic 157-Year Old Cliff House is Closing PermanentlySF’s Historic 157-Year Old Cliff House is Closing Permanently
By - posted 12/14/2020
Eat & Drink, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Unfortunately, Cliff House just broke the sad news that they will be closing their doors at the end of the year. Their last day is December 31, 2020. Thanks KRON4 for sharing that the restaurant had updated its website with a notice about its closure. Read Cliff House’s statement. The closure is more...

85% of SF's Downtown Restaurants Likely Closed85% of SF’s Downtown Restaurants Likely Closed
By - posted 12/10/2020
Curfew / Stay-at-Home, Goodbye, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

SF Gate shared some depressing news that about 85% of the restaurants in San Francisco’s Financial District and SoMa are estimated to be at least temporarily closed. Downtown has been pretty much a ghost town since the beginning of the pandemic with most offices closed down and allowing people to work more...