Archive for March, 2013

Localization FAIL

March 26th, 2013

Localization FAIL

Remember, when you pretend that your mega-corporation is my “neighbor,” you might check that the return address is not 2,000 miles away.

Got that, AT&T?

Good. Now go sit in the corner with Ubisoft for your time out.

Mission Public SF moves before opening

March 10th, 2013

Mission Public

Mission Public SF, an upcoming gastropub one can only assume is named after a public restroom, has relocated prior to opening.

Originally slated to open on Mission and 15th, the restaurant is now being built instead in the former Om Shan Tea space at the corner of 14th and Natoma.

As you may recall, Om Shan Tea ran into some financial troubles but managed to reopen, only to be shut down by the police because of the owner’s other business ventures.

Hopefully the new restaurant will be a success. And if it doesn’t work out, well hey, they can always turn to selling acid.

Bombay Bazaar goes bust

March 10th, 2013


Yes folks, Bombay Bazaar is officially out of business.

You may recall Bombay Bazaar was once on Valencia, selling Indian ice cream along with various Indian groceries. Their old building at 550 Valencia had some issues, to put it mildly, and was largely rebuilt before transforming into Chevy’s West of Pecos.

Bombay Bazaar relocated to a much less pedestrian friendly spot near Rainbow, but alas, it was not to be. From now on, anyone in need of hard to find Indian foods and ingredients will have to make a trek outside the Mission. Scary, I know.

Something finally happening at 17th and Shotwell

March 1st, 2013

Melange Market

The perpetually vacant storefront in the ODC Theater building at 17th and Shotwell finally has signs of an impending tenant.

As you may recall, this space was briefly home to a coffee cart called Pronto which was run by the Bar Bambino people. They claimed they were going to build it out into a full cafe. Instead they closed it and then closed Bar Bambino.

According to the Melange Market Facebook page, it’s going to be a cafe. A link to an Inside Scoop article claims this cafe is run by the people behind AQ, that fancypants restaurant that’s oddly placed in SOMA’s butthole over at Mission and 7th.

Does the area really need another cafe? Probably not. But who can say no to coffee and pastries?