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SF's Downtown French Art Bar Closing PartySF’s Downtown French Art Bar Closing Party
By - posted 7/1/2022
Bars, Goodbye, San Francisco, Sponsored

Bar Fluxus has been one of our favorite tucked-away bars in San Francisco. Accessed from a hidden alley with a fun parklet. As colorful as a box of crayons you’ll discover one of SF’s most vibrant and authentic French art bars with a craft cocktails, amazing French wine selection, murals and a rotating more...

Bay Area's 'Great America' Theme Park Closing... in 11 YearsBay Area’s ‘Great America’ Theme Park Closing… in 11 Years
By - posted 6/28/2022
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

The owners of the land that’s home to California’s Great America amusement park in Santa Clara has been sold and the park will eventually close, according to Cedar Fair L.P., the sellers of the property. The parcel was sold for $310 million with a lease agreement, Cedar Fair announced on Monday. more...

World Famous Gilroy Garlic Festival Cancelled IndefinitelyWorld Famous Gilroy Garlic Festival Cancelled Indefinitely
By - posted 4/25/2022
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Goodbye

The world-famous Gilroy Garlic Festival, a much-loved annual event that has been a mainstay since the late 1970s, is not moving ahead with a festival this summer nor for the foreseeable future, according to festival organizers. Citing lingering uncertainties from the pandemic, along with “prohibitive insurance requirements” by the city of more...

SF Chinatown's "Washington Bakery & Restaurant" Closing After 27 YearsSF Chinatown’s “Washington Bakery & Restaurant” Closing After 27 Years
By - posted 4/13/2022
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Chronicle for sharing the unfortunate news that Washington Bakery & Restaurant, located at 733 Washington Street, is sadly shutting its doors on April 23, 2022, after serving San Francisco Chinatown for 27 years. Washington Bakery & Restaurant specializes in Hong Kong Style cuisine and baked goods with its more...

Oldest National Park Service Ranger Retires at 100-Years-OldOldest National Park Service Ranger Retires at 100-Years-Old
By - posted 4/4/2022
Celebrations, Goodbye, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting, Wow

By Keith Burbank Bay City News Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest active National Park Service ranger, retired Thursday following more than 15 years sharing stories of her life and those of other working women during World War II at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park in Richmond. Soskin, more...

SF's 115-Year-Old Mochi Spot "Benkyodo" Closes ForeverSF’s 115-Year-Old Mochi Spot “Benkyodo” Closes Forever
By - posted 3/31/2022
Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

The final day has come for Japantown’s oldest business, Benkyodo Company. The shop, which opened in 1906, makes traditional hand-made Japanese rice cakes, manju and mochi, are closing up after 115 years and going into retirement. From Benkyodo’s website – “After 115 years of business, Benkyodo will be closing our doors on more...

SF Zoo's Famous Kidnapped Lemur "Maki" Has DiedSF Zoo’s Famous Kidnapped Lemur “Maki” Has Died
By - posted 3/8/2022
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, San Francisco

“Maki”, the San Francisco Zoo’s ring-tailed lemur that captured the hearts of the Bay Area and beyond when he was kidnapped in 2020 from his zoo enclosure and later recovered, has died at the age of 22, according to a zoo spokesperson Friday afternoon. Maki died Thursday, zoo spokesperson Nancy Chan more...

Union Square's "Crate & Barrel" Permanently Closing in MarchUnion Square’s “Crate & Barrel” Permanently Closing in March
By - posted 3/1/2022
Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks SFGate for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Crate & Barrel store, located at 55 Stockton Street in Union Square, has announced that they are permanently closing on March 23, 2022. Crate & Barrel has cited that the reason for its closure is that their lease is up. The remaining more...

Giordano Bros. Closing After 18 Years in SFGiordano Bros. Closing After 18 Years in SF
By - posted 2/17/2022
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to Mission Local for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Giordano Bros. (3108 16th St, San Francisco) will close on February 27. Having opened originally in North Beach in 2004 (a location that has since closed down) and the Mission location in 2011, Giordano Bros. says goodbye after 18 years more...

Alameda's Rock Wall Wine Company Closing After 14 YearsAlameda’s Rock Wall Wine Company Closing After 14 Years
By - posted 2/15/2022
Bars, East Bay, Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the unfortunate news that Rock Wall Wine Company, located at 2301 Monarch St., Alameda, is shutting its doors on February 27, 2022. The East Bay women-led winery, founded in 2008, is located on the former Alameda naval air base and offers beautiful views of the Bay more...

SF's Magnolia Brewing Closing Dogpatch LocationSF’s Magnolia Brewing Closing Dogpatch Location
By - posted 2/15/2022
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, Goodbye, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the sad news that Magnolia Brewing is closing its Dogpatch location, located at 2505 3rd St, San Francisco. The Brewery took to Instagram to announce its departure. They cite COVID as a factor in their decision to close, plus Eater notes that they had been more...

"The Shops at Tanforan" Mall Closing After 51 Years“The Shops at Tanforan” Mall Closing After 51 Years
By - posted 2/11/2022
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that the San Bruno mall, The Shops at Tanforan, will be closing. The 51-year-old mall originally opened in 1971. The mall was recently purchased by a Los Angeles-based developer who plans to transform the property into an office campus for biotech firm. Before the area more...

Oakland to Close (Or Merge) Nearly a Dozen Schools by 2023Oakland to Close (Or Merge) Nearly a Dozen Schools by 2023
By - posted 2/10/2022
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Goodbye, Oakland

The Oakland Unified School District Board of Education narrowly approved a measure to close or merge nearly a dozen schools during a contentious meeting that began Tuesday night and lasted into the early morning hours Wednesday. The measure is an effort to confront an expected budget deficit and has brought protests more...

Decathlon Closes Last 2 US Stores, Both in Bay AreaDecathlon Closes Last 2 US Stores, Both in Bay Area
By - posted 2/4/2022
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, San Francisco

Decathlon recently announced a “new business model” for its US operations which apparently is code for shutting down its final two stores so it can focus instead on online sales and through other retail partners. So Decathlon USA will close its Emeryville (3938 Horton St) and Potrero Hill (2300 16th more...

SF's 26-Year Old Landmark’s Embarcadero Cinema ClosingSF’s 26-Year Old Landmark’s Embarcadero Cinema Closing
By - posted 2/3/2022
Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to the Chronicle for sharing the unfortunate and sudden news that Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema‘s final day is upon us. Without any public notice, the indie arthouse theater is shutting its doors ‘unofficially’ on Thursday, February 3. There are no future events or screenings scheduled on their website beyond that more...