Noted Chronicle columnist, Carl “the native son” Nolte, spent some time at Cha Cha Cha, which he describes as a living room for young people.

Some morsels from his column.

It is both a bar and a restaurant, and maybe mildly historic. “We were probably the first bar in the Mission to get gentrified,” said Jeff Hanford, the manager.

And the mandatory anti-techie reference.

One last question: You folks are part of the big wave that changed the city. What do you think of the next wave? The techies?

“People now coming into the Mission are not bringing anything,” Araceli Leon said. “They are just taking.”

Read on. 

Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare...

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