Closing of a venue

06 Mar 2020

Mad Dog in the Fog is Closing

On Thursday news broke that Lower Haight stalwart Mad Dog in the Fog will be closing. They shared the news via their Facebook page explaining that they would ultimately be opening up in a new location, but didn’t give any specification as to where or when. Here’s the post: For

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19 Dec 2019

S.F.’s Saddest Closures of 2019

2019 was known for a lot of disappointments, from the Mueller Report to Days of Our Lives firing its cast en masse, but in San Francisco, a lot of beloved places closed.  There are stirrings of hope, such as how The Punch Line got saved to the return of Blowfish

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18 Oct 2019

Why So Many San Francisco Storefronts Are Empty

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column in the SF Examiner A couple weeks ago I found myself with a little bit of extra time to kill in North Beach. My aunt and uncle were visiting from Florida, and I was meeting them at Original Joe’s. As I always

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22 Jul 2019

Crepes A Go Go Closes Down to Make Room for Offices

Anyone who has had a drunk night on 11th Street knows all about Crepes A Go Go, the awesome little crepe cart wedged between two buildings and saving drunk peoples’ lives. Chances are you’ve probably eaten there, even if you don’t remember it. I’ve eaten there a gazillion times, a)

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04 Jun 2019


We received the below message from Mezzanine today, explaining how their landlord is going back on their word and kicking them out 3 months early.  It’s always sad to see a great local venue, along with their staff, and all the artists who were booked to perform there this winter,

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30 May 2019

Eddie Rickenbacker’s is Being Forced Out By Landlord

I used to go to Eddie Rickenbacker’s during every How Weird Street Faire.  I’d sit at the bar in a weird costume, order a shot and a beer and grin at the floating bikes while trading stories with other How Weirdos, and enjoying every minute of it of the oddly

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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