It’s 7 a.m., 55º and headed toward 70º. Details here.
KALW stopped by Adobe Books on 16th Street. Owner Andrew McKinley is preparing to close the bookshop by September because his landlord is asking for a 20 percent raise in rent. We’ve been covering McKinley’s troubles and attempts to save his business. Recently a farewell concert was held at the bookstore.
And here’s a news item that didn’t surprise us: the Chronicle reports that San Francisco has more restaurants per household than any other metro area in the nation, and one of the highest concentrations of bars, according to a new study by Jed Kolko, chief economist with real estate website Trulia. From the Chronicle:
It ranked No. 1 on the restaurant list. “No other major metro comes close: at 39.3 per 10,000 households, San Francisco has nearly 50% more restaurants relative to its size than #2 Fairfield County, CT,” Kolko wrote in a blog post.
The San Francisco metro area, which also includes Marin and San Mateo counties, ranked No. 8 on the bar list, with six per 10,000 households compared to 8.6 per 10,000 households for top-ranked New Orleans.