Thanks to SF Racked for finding the info!
There's another antique shop coming to Cole Valley, Past Perfect. While some might have passed by their large space (over 7,000 sq. ft) in the Marina, Past Perfect is expanding to the former Cole Valley Cardio studio at 854 Stanyan. There's no timeframe on when they might be opening but just looking at their new storefront gives us the impression that they are opening soon!
Thanks to SF Racked for finding the info!
Tomorrow, Saturday March 8 from 10 AM to noon is your next chance to hear about upcoming proposed service changes to the 6 line.
The meeting will be held by the SFMTA to discuss upcoming citywide changes, including those to our own little hamlet, and will be held at the second floor auditorium at 1 South Van Ness.
The service changes relevant to the Haight (other than changed service frequency) includes re-routing the 6 to bypass majority of Cole Valley and Frederick's Knob as part of the new Transit Effectiveness Project.
Don't want to go to the meeting. Express your comments at tellmuni.com.
Article originally posted on @uppercasing.
Hey neighbors and friends,
We are having our very first Happy Hour event this Spring at Padrecito to celebrate our amazing Cole Valley community! It will be a great opportunity to mingle with your fellow Cole Valley neighbors, some of our local business owners, and us, the ColeValleySF team; all while sipping a $5 Margarita. (yay for happy hour prices at Padrecito from 5:30pm-6:30pm). There also may or may not be some awesome local giveaways and grub..
Where: Padrecito, 901 Cole St. (at Carl St.)
When: April 8th 2014 5:30pm - 7pm
Follow us on Twitter (@colevalleysf) to keep updated on our Happy Hour event.
We can't wait to see you there!
- ColeValleySF Team
Yup, this is still happening. We wonder what's next.
From the postcard:
"Please join us to learn about the Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project. By replacing the aging track and other infrastructure inside the Sunset Tunnel, the project will help improve safety and reliability of the N Judah rail service. This meeting will provide an opportunity to review the project elements and address questions and concerns about the construction phase of the project."
COLEVALLEYSF Spotlight: Pieces by Violet
We have a new business in our quaint little neighborhood: Pieces by Violet, a antique furniture rental business. In order to get the inside scoop of our new addition, I was able to speak with Kate, the owner, to learn a bit more about how Pieces by Violet started.
While her and her husband are originally from England, they settled in Cole Valley several years ago after her husband was offered a position as a software developer. Since their immigration visa only permitted her husband, Simon, to work, Kate started to pour her creative energies into turning their empty Cole Valley apartment into a home. "I started to collect a mix of vintage furniture, most of which required some TLC. I learned how to restore the pieces, and brought them back to their original beauty. Over time I grew a huge passion for the work.."
After using some of the vintage pieces she restored for their wedding in 2012, and getting very positive feedback she received about the pieces, Kate thought, "maybe this is something I could do professionally." Once she got her green card in 2013, she knew creating her own business was now possible. However, rather than simply selling vintage pieces, it seemed a more exciting opportunity to rent the pieces to events, complete with a delivery and staging service. She called the newly formed company 'Pieces by Violet', after her Grandmother, Violet. In early November 2013, Pieces by Violet finally launched and received a great response.
"Over the last few months I have put my heart and soul into building up a rental inventory for the business. I have scoured antique fairs, flea markets, and even Craigslist on the search for the perfect pieces for the collection. Also, the website has been a huge focus, both in terms of design and implementation. My aim has been to ensure that every aspect of the business looks professional and very design-led."
Now, I bet you're asking the question, "what services does Pieces by Violet offer?" Well, Kate has provided us with a great list:
The 11th Annual Cole Valley Street Fair will be on Sunday, Sept 29th. We are very excited to celebrate our incredible neighborhood community. This year's fair is sponsored by MIDLINE Studios, Recology, Cole Hardware, UCSF, Padrecito, and others. It will showcase various local vendors and musicians.
Here's a list of some of the booths and entertainment you'll see at this year's fair:
- Urban Bazaar
- Made In The Haight
- Chabad of Cole Valley
- Friends of Sharon Art Studio
- La Boulange de Cole
- an obstacle course by MIDLINE
- Buki the Clown
- a jumpy house
- music by: The Fly Right Sisters, Great Highway, and more!
For the complete list check out MIDLINE's site.
Last week there was a lot of talk on Twitter about this painting of a Viking that appeared in our neighborhood. @KayCockerill was able to snap this photo but wasn't able to give us the exact location. It seems as though a treasure hunt to find the Viking went underway and now we're happy to announce it's location!
You can now find this Viking on Beluah, between Stanyan and Shrader. Can't wait to see this one myself.
Thanks to our local CV resident, Paul for finding out the exact location!
We're assuming Claudio was a bit mistaken with the dates, considering Thursday is the 5th and Friday is the 6th.
The SFPD’s roundup report yesterday included a burglary in Cole Valley. The report spoke of a burglary that happened in the 800 block of Cole at Carl. A call to the SFPD was unable to confirm the exact location of the business, but likely options include the Ice Cream Bar, Kezar Bar and Crepes on Cole, probably in that order.
Get more information here!
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