Via Neighbor Vicky from the Bernal Heights History Project, Bernalwood was sad to learn that Bernal’s finest one-stop shop for local ninja warriors has gone out of business. After many decades of glorious martial arts significance, Brandon Lai’s Martial Arts Supply Co. on Mission Street has closed.
In a note to Neighbor Vicky, Al Lai writes:
We just couldn’t hold on anymore, and so we quietly shut our doors for good.
It was pleasant being in Bernal Heights for our last 4 years, I must say. My mum & I will miss being here and talking to the neighbors around the corner … we recently met the extraordinarily friendly, sweet, Holly Park cat, “Tumbleweed”; we’ll equally miss the little, woolcapped, homeless lady that built a makeshift domicile on the tanbarked SouthWest corner area of Mission & Appleton … she quietly and dignantly kept that vicinity so clean for herself and for others.
It’s sad, but as Al wrote, “everything is temporary.”
PHOTOS: Top, Damon Styer. Below, via Al Lai.