Category Archives: Merchants

Rumor Report: Gourmet Food Store Coming to Former Red Hill Books Space

A nosy curious Bernal neighbor heard some innnnnnteresting things about what’s planned for the former (and much-lamented) Red Hill/Badger Books space on Cortland at Bennington: I caught Matt locking up the old Red Hill Books and asked if I could be nosy … Continue reading

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The Last Woof: Precita Bark Has Closed For Good

Despite some initial excitement and a previous, temporary closure that was intended to revitalize the business, it looks like Precita Bark, the salon-style dog washery on the eastern end of Precita Park at Alabama, has closed for good, as the … Continue reading

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San Francisco of the Early 1990s Is Alive and Well and Open for Business at Thrillhouse Records

Amid all the current whinging about gentrification, The Change, tech buses, and coffee boutiques, it’s good to know the “real” San Francisco of bohemian memory is alive and well — if you know where to look for it. Thrillhouse Records is such a place. … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Creates Tasty, Disruptive Dried Meat Product (Biltong Fans Rejoice)

Uber is disrupting the taxicab space. Airbnb is disrupting the travel lodgings space. And right here in Bernal, Neighbor Steve Kerford is working on a product that seeks to disrupt the dried meat space. Neighbor Steve lives on Gates Street, … Continue reading

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Tonight: Party at The New Wheel to Celebrate a Homegrown Electric Bike

Miss Karen Wiener, co-founder of the newfangled (and devilishly successful) New Wheel electric bicycle shop on Cortland, shares news that there’s a party at the store beginning at 6 pm tonight to celebrate the release of the Faraday Porteur,  a supersexy new ebike … Continue reading

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Chuck’s Grocery Closes, But Neighborly Gratitude Remains

Chuck’s Grocery on the corner of Cortland and Bocana has been an institution since just about forever. Yesterday was Chuck’s last day of operation, though, and Neighbor Michael Nolan shared this lovely appreciation: Chuck’s Grocery Store, also known as Reliable Grocery, is scheduled to … Continue reading

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New Andi’s Market Opens in Old Storefront on Cortland

Neighbor Andrea Cohen lives on Elsie, and she recently took over the former JC Market at 820 Cortland. Now renamed Andi’s Market, Neighbor Andrea tells us more about her plans for the business: I took over 3 months ago. We … Continue reading

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