Posts Tagged ‘castro’

Bark bombing

August 22nd, 2012

Bark bombing

Remember yarn bombing? Yeah, that’s sooooo 2011. It’s played, man. Get with the times. Now it’s all about bark bombing.

Not enough trees in your area? Just wrap your favorite “no parking” sign post in a layer of eucalyptus bark. It adds a natural and outdoorsy essence to the corner.

(Spotted at 16th and Sharon)

Blue Oyster Van

April 28th, 2011

Blue Oyster Van

Come on baby
(Don’t fear the Reaper)
Baby get in my van
(Don’t fear the Reaper)
We’ll be able to drive
(Don’t fear the Reaper)
Baby it’s not a sedan

Spotted on 16th and Church

No No Name Sushi

March 17th, 2011

It’s official: No Name Sushi (aka Nippon Sushi) is gone. The recently-rebuilt space is now for rent.

No No Name Sushi

According to the agent’s website, the rent is a whopping $3,500 for the tiny 525 square foot space. It’s intended to be used as a restaurant, and word on the street is there are interested parties. But few types of restaurants could operate in such a tiny space.

Why is there an empty lot at 15th and Dolores?

December 17th, 2010

San Francisco
There’s been an empty lot at the corner of 15th and Dolores for well over a decade. Despite a sign promising condos to be built in “Fall 2010″ (oops!) the empty lot is only used once a year to sell Christmas trees.

So what used to be there? It turns out the lot was once home to the First Southern Baptist Church, aka the Dolores Street Baptist Church. According to their website, they were a very liberal Baptist church that accepted LGBT folks.

In 1993, the church received an angry letter from a member of the Aryan Brotherhood who disagreed with the church’s views. The next day, the church was burned to the ground by an arsonist. Coincidence? Probably not, but nobody knows for certain.

Since then the site has been an empty lot.

Oh, and what about the boarded-up house next to it that’s falling apart? That was the parsonage of the church, aka where the pastor would have lived. The building is partly fire damaged and is slated to be rebuilt eventually.

The church’s congregation finally disbanded last year, but the community center they spawned, Dolores Street Community Services, is still in operation.

Photo by METROSTUDIO

Signs of life in the old Mecca space?

April 19th, 2010

Something is afoot in the old Mecca space at 2029 Market…

Activity at the old Mecca space?

And what nice handwriting they have!