Harvest Hills is that excellent corner store on the corner of Folsom and Precita that was formerly called Cancilla’s Market. The place just keeps getting better and better, and the latest improvement comes in the form of a proposed parklet that will be installed on the Bessie Street side of the building.
From the Harvest Hills website:
We had a chalk artist draw on the curb and the street a notice about the parklet we have on the way. The city approved the basic plan, now we have to submit a detailed plan. There are many people excited about it. A couple people are not. One asked why do we need a park let when we have a park across the street? A customer answered that for us when he said “I’m so happy you guys are going through the effort to bring the neighborhood a parklet. Our park was taken over by someone that has made it his living room.
We did it because the city asked us to and because it will make a nice area to take a break and talk with friends. It is a big expense for us with over a $1000 in fees plus the cost to build it. We invest in the store and this is an investment in the neighborhood. We hope you like it. We’ve been busy with a new little addition called Hannah but we will get updates to you as they become available.
Here’s the architectural rendering video-tour:
Oh, and that old flatbed truck that appears at the start of the video? That’s actually part of the program.
Harvest Hills recently bought a 1952 GMC flatbed, and they plan to put it to work:
We have another new arrival coming this week. Her name is Old Betty. She’s big, she’s yellow and a few other colors too. She’s a 1952 flatbed farm truck that we rescued. We had a choice to get a big white box truck like everyone else, to bring in produce and products or to be a little different. We aren’t your average neighborhood store and you aren’t average neighbors. Bernal is a fun and hopefully the neighborhood children will have some great memories with her. She’ll be great for parades and hay bail rides. She’s got a big air horn and lots of patina.
Fun stuff. Between the Precita Park Cafe at the east end of the park, and Harvest Hills to the west, this corner of Bernal Heights is coming to life in new and exciting ways.
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