Tag Archives: shopping

Neighborhood Notes: two marches, a new bar, and Jenny Lemons

Barrel Proof A new bar called Barrel Proof is opening on Mission Street between 19th and 20th streets, in the former site of Cease & Desist. Last May, Cease & Desist’s owners (also the owners of Tonic Nightlife Group bar empire, which includes Dr. Teeth) sold the bar to David Zimmerman, the owner of Cabin on Polk Street and the...

Video: SF Locals try to stay loyal to Mission retail despite clarion call of the click

The shop-local movement, it seems, has been disrupted. But not for lack of trying — Mission residents interviewed by Mission Local out and about are going to frequent their favorite local shops looking for holiday gifts. Still, there’s no denying the expediency of online ordering.

City Honors Local Merchant for Service to Community

Women’s Day came early for Eden Stein. On Tuesday, the curator and owner of Secession Art and Design was distinguished by the city with a total of six awards for her leadership in the burgeoning Mission Bernal Neighborhood. On Tuesday evening, after having returned from a day at City Hall, Stein stood inside her storefront at 3235 Mission St. at the...

Valencia Shops Host Holiday Cookie Crawl

Merchants along Valencia Street have once again organized a holiday cookie crawl down the street, and are offering holiday deals as well as sweet treats on Saturday, Dec 3. Proceeds from cookie sales will go to 826 Valencia. Here’s a list of participating businesses and what they have in store for holiday shoppers: Dijital Fix Mission Bicycle Co.  – Free gift...

Mission St. Discount Store Going Out of Business

A discount goods store selling everything from clothes to small appliances to luggage on Mission near 20th Street is expected to shut down, perhaps as soon as the end of the year, its owner said. “The population has changed, there’s no more Latinos,” said owner Manny Mack, who who has kept Sealand Trading Inc. at 2469 Mission St. for 25...

Family of Grocers Adds New Market in SF Mission

On its second day, Gus’s Market on the corner of 17th and Harrison was already bustling. The amply proportioned warehouse, the third market in the Vardakastanis family, is stocked with the usual rows of colorful produce, meats, dairy and other staples as well as craft beers and a whole corner full of wines. It opened last Thursday. Lou Gonzalez, a...

Accident + Artifact, a Cabinet of Curiosities

  In the center of Accident + Artifact is a table draped with a ripped denim tablecloth topped with simple pottery. Along one wall is a cabinet filled with antique books, oil paintings and wooden figurines laced with algae and dried flowers. Elsewhere, jewelry lays in display cases. The original owner of Accident + Artifact established the store in 2009...

Braving Black Friday? There’s an App for That

Ok, so maybe you’ve already been hitting the stores all day, snatching up deals like $10 iPads (not a real thing) or whatever, but are you doing it as efficiently as possible? While risking death by stampede or crowd-related injuries like this poor dude in SoCal isn’t our idea of holiday fun, trying out new apps most certainly is. There...

VIDEO: Betabrand

From cordarounds, bomber jacket hoodies, to pinstriped-fleeced blazers, Betabrand offers up some of the most eclectic threads on Valencia Street today.  Here, Mission Local takes a closer look at the “crowd-built clothing company” that grew from a once online-only brand to opening its first retail storefront in May 2013. Betabrand 780 Valencia Street (800) 694-9491