As Eater SF reported today, Katz Bagels on 16th Street is preparing to close next month after 27 years in business. Once a local chain, this was their last outpost.
This comes about seven years after the death of the founder, not to mention numerous attempts to rebrand as bagels waned in popularity over the years.
Meanwhile, an actual cat appeared a few months ago a block down 16th at the Randa’s Market liquor store.
The aptly named “Kit-Kat” supervises as beer is delivered and guards the store from dogs being walked down the street. Though not the friendliest feline, Kit-Kat is not easily spooked either; she’s a good fit for life on 16th Street.