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Hangar 1 Vodka Closing Alameda Distillery & Tasting RoomHangar 1 Vodka Closing Alameda Distillery & Tasting Room
By - posted 11/23/2022
East Bay, Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the unfortunate news that Hangar 1 Distillery is closing its Alameda distillery and tasting room. The beloved vodka distillery, located at 2505 Monarch St, Alameda, is housed in a former airplane hangar. The distillery was a popular stop along Alameda’s Spirits Alley for its tasting more...

SF's "Arinell Pizza" on Valencia Just Closed After 33 YearsSF’s “Arinell Pizza” on Valencia Just Closed After 33 Years
By - posted 9/14/2022
Goodbye, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Mission Local for letting us know that after a back-and-forth battle to stay opening, Arinell Pizza, located at 509 Valencia Street in San Francisco, has finally shut down after 33 years. The final day was this past Saturday, September 10th denoted with a sign on the window that said “Closing. more...

When Queen Elizabeth II Visited Bay Area in 1983When Queen Elizabeth II Visited Bay Area in 1983
By - posted 9/8/2022

San Francisco looks back to honor Queen Elizabeth II who passed away on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. Thanks to ABC7 for sharing a look back at Her Majesty’s one and only visit to San Francisco nearly 40 years ago. Back in 1983, Queen Elizabeth II and her more...

East Bay Diner "Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe" Closes After 20 YearsEast Bay Diner “Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe” Closes After 20 Years
By - posted 8/9/2022
East Bay, Eat & Drink, Goodbye

A two-decade-old, well-known comfort-food cafe in Emeryville closed Monday, according to the cafe’s Facebook page. Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe at 4081 Hollis St. closed with a note saying it’s time to “pass the torch.” In 2002, Rudy’s took over the spot where Eugene’s Ranch House was located for 40 years. Rudy’s strived more...

Cowgirl Creamery to Close Final Retail ShopCowgirl Creamery to Close Final Retail Shop
By - posted 8/5/2022
Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the sad news that after 25 years, Cowgirl Creamery is closing its last remaining retail shop located at 80 4th Street, Point Reyes Station. Their Barn Shop & Cantina, known for its delectable goat cheeses and grilled cheese sammies, will be closing after Labor Day, more...

SF's Deep Dish "Paxti's Pizza" Closes 24th Street RestaurantSF’s Deep Dish “Paxti’s Pizza” Closes 24th Street Restaurant
By - posted 7/26/2022
Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Pizza lovers, we have some bad news. SF Gate has shared that San Francisco’s beloved Paxti’s Pizza has closed its 24th Street location. The Noe Valley pizza restaurant, located at 4042 24th Street, specializes in thick Chicago-style deep dish pies. Thankfully, Paxti’s Hayes Valley location (511 Hayes St.) remains open. However, more...

Sculpture Artist of SF's "Cupid's Span" Dies at 93Sculpture Artist of SF’s “Cupid’s Span” Dies at 93
By - posted 7/23/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that Claes Oldenberg, the Swedish-born, American pop-culture sculpture artist who designed the gorgeous “Cupid’s Span” sculpture along San Francisco’s Embarcadero passed away last week at the age of 93. Cupid’s Span is a 64-foot tall* outdoor sculpture by married artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje more...

151-Year-Old San Francisco Art Institute Shuts Down151-Year-Old San Francisco Art Institute Shuts Down
By - posted 7/18/2022
Goodbye, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

The San Francisco Art Institute last Friday announced it is ceasing its degree programs after merger talks between the school and the University of San Francisco did not lead to an acquisition. The school on Chestnut Street on Russian Hill was founded in 1871 and is among the nation’s oldest art more...

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...