Phil Jaber, owner of Philz Coffee, said the advertisement would come down to reveal the mural done during the dot-com days if that’s what the neighborhood wanted, and it did.

The 2001 mural, “Materialistic Displacement,” is by Fredericko Alvarado and Manuel Sanchez.

The front windows of Philz’ shop look great as well.

Lydia Chávez

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school since 1990. My earlier career was at The New York Times working for the business, foreign and city desks. As an old...

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