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Save the Boathouse Valentine’s Dance This Saturday

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Is S.F. Rec and Park a long arm of gentrification?  With rumblings of what the newly beautified Dolores Park may entail, it remains to be seen.

Apparently, however, the pearl of the Mission, is not the only contentious jewel in the city’s parkland crown as that locals feel an impending revamp and potential shift of management could mar the rustic charm of the historic Stow Lake Boathouse.

Dating, from the 1800’s, it has sat on its gladed shores renting out boats and doling out Wright’s Pink Popcorn since before many natives are likely to remember.

Fearing that the city’s effort to assuage fears that the beloved boathouse will do nothing but benefit from such a change is just lip service, the Save the Stow Lake Boathouse Coaltion is having a little St. Valentine’s mixer at the venerable lodge with free cake upon cake of brilliant pink popcorn and organic coffee- an unusual, if not cleansing combination- to raise funds just in case.

Stow Lake Boathouse Party
Saturday, February 13 11 a.m.-1p.m. (pending rain)
Stow Lake Boathouse
50 Stow Lake Drive
[Golden Gate Park]

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.