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01 May 2019

Mission: Comics and Art Might be Closing & it Needs Your Help!

Mission: Comics and Art has a special little place in my heart. When I ran for mayor in 2015, Leef Smith, the shop’s owner, not only volunteered for my campaign but also let us use his comic book shop as our unofficial headquarters. How cool is it that? So it saddened

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01 May 2019

Doors Close on Borderlands Cafe but the Bookstore Lives On

Borderlands Cafe on Valencia Street closed up for good Tuesday. The owner’s reason for shutting down is not bankruptcy or loss of lease – neither of those things happened in this case. The reason is not based on difficulty retaining staff in San Francisco on cafe pay or declining sales

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20 Apr 2019

With Beach Blanket Babylon Closing, What Becomes of its 100 Person Crew?

It is said that all good things must come to an end. With the announcement that Beach Blanket Babylon is closing in on the end of its amazing 45-year ride, three questions arise: Why kill off such a successful and beloved production? What becomes of the crew who so brilliantly

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17 Apr 2019

Beach Blanket Babylon is Closing Forever

Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical review in the world, is closing down on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 (New Year’s Eve). BBB has spent the past 45 years taking clever, satirical, ribald stabs at current events while delighting locals and tourists alike. Upon its closing, the show will have

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15 Apr 2019

Two Escape From NY Locations, to Escape from SF

The SF Escape from New York Pizza chain first began in the Haight in 1986, and as a legacy business it currently runs 5 locations in the city, but this morning the founder Paul Geffner confirmed via Hoodline Editor Allie Pape that the Mission and Polk st locations will be

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10 Apr 2019

Blowfish Sushi Is Closed for Good…and It Really Blows

Blowfish Sushi to Die For is now a thing of the past, another devastating hit to an era when all things bizarre and beautiful trumped the ordinary and bland. It was a nod to the lavish and strange, to the almost uncomfortable collision of worlds where culinary delicacies were cheekily

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27 Mar 2019

Edinburgh Castle Is in Trouble Because Techies Don’t Drink Enough

It looks like the famed Edinburgh Castle Pub could become the next culture casualty in San Francisco’s unrelenting development game. The dive bar, which has been around since 1959, recently showed up on real estate listings for a cool $3,995,000 (Does the $5k discount make it feel any less like

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23 Jan 2019

Whiskey Thieves Announces It’s Closing

Paul Bavaro thinks San Francisco’s dive bar scene may not be long for this world. When he opened Whiskey Thieves at 839 Geary St. 15 years ago, it was the “first true whiskey bar” that at one point served up 275 varieties and although good whiskey does not come cheap,

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