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Farewell Favorites

Black Oak Books

by Mister SF on 02/04/2009

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Lights out for Black Oak.

Taps for Mecca

by Mister SF on 01/22/2009

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We never were fans of the eatery Mecca, but were sad to watch its decline. Some may mourn its closing today.

Joseph Schmidt

by Mister SF on 01/22/2009

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Joseph Schmidt: a San Francisco sweet goes east.

Circuit City

by Mister SF on 01/21/2009

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Circuit City: dead chain includes once bustling Van Ness location.

Paul’s Hats

by Mister SF on 12/28/2008

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Time catches up to Paul’s Hat Works.

Hank Wilson

by Mister SF on 12/16/2008

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Remembering a great San Franciscan, Hank Wilson.

All American Boy

by Mister SF on 11/29/2008

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The dressing room curtain goes down on this All American Boy.
Say so long to Mervyn’s.

Discount Fabrics

by Mister SF on 10/15/2008

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Draped in goodbyes at Discount Fabrics.

House of Stool & Bars

by Mister SF on 10/07/2008

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Hundreds of chairs, no waiting…