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:
Uppercasing did a great round-up of what's coming and going in the Upper Haight. Below is a bit of a snapshot of what they spotlighted. To read the entire article click here.
First up, All You Knead is still boarded over, with no sign on life anywhere. It’s been 9 months since they closed up shop.
Also yet to open: Second Act at what used to be the Red Vic. They’d projected mid-December, but the facade is still up, and Alembic has yet to be expanded.
New roof-mounted AT&T “wireless telecommunications services” facilities at Haight & Cole St on top of Earthsong. We’ll know more after the hearing on the 16th.
The possibility of the Farmer’s Market happening all year round!
This storefront on Stanyan near Frederick has had a rough go of it. From a nail and tanning salon to a fitness studio, what will be next? Anyone have any guesses or better yet - what do you want to come to our neighborhood??
The Ice Cream Bar, at 815 Cole, and owner Juliet Pries are being featured tonight on the Cooking Channel in the San Francisco special of “Sweet Treats.” The segment airs tonight at 7, and if you tune in you can catch the Ice Cream Bar being featured as one of the most exciting dessert destinations in the city.
According to the Cooking Channel’s summary of the segment: “Owner Juliet Pries has crossed an old-timey soda fountain (complete with soda jerk) and flavor-forward creations, like the peppery Tiny Bubbles Float, the fruity Tropical Split, and the butterscotchy (and aptly-named) Too Good To Be True Milkshake.”
We’d just like to join you in raising a glass or two to the Ice Cream Bar. You can catch more about the segment, which also features Dandelion Chocolate and Craftsman & Wolves, right here.
This blog was originally published on Uppercasing.com.
American Cyclery, at Frederick and Stanyan, is rolling out plans for a parklet and adjacent green space.
American Cyclery, which makes claims to be the city’s oldest bike shop, is hosting a community meeting next Thursday, November 21 to unveil its plans for a parklet and green space next to the store’s 510 Frederick space. The meeting will be an open house in the store from 6 to 8 PM.
American Cyclery, with the blessings of Supervisor Breed and preliminary approval from the planning department, is planning to turn the odd triangle of pavement in front of the store into a parklet, and converting the adjacent paved parking lot into a green plaza..
The update, according to Bradley Woehl, of American Cyclery, would calm traffic at the intersection (presumably foot and bike). Woehl said the open house is intended to invite neighbors to provide input on the planning process and hear what the project will look like.
Article originally posted on uppercasing.