Secondhand news: Mission Thrift isn’t closing
April 16, 2019
Looks like the Mission isn’t losing a go-to spot for costumes and cheap clothing after all. Mission Thrift’s owner told Mission Local late in December he was closing the shop after 20 years in business. While the original plan was to stay open Saturdays just until the remaining stock was sold off, the store was […]
October 21, 2018
It was CAPPtured.
Capp Street come-on
August 1, 2018
Do you want to get really high and mess around? We can go to the park across from Safeway. 16th and Potrero Who needs roses? Romance!
Neighborhood blessing: St. Francis is back in business
July 27, 2018
St. Francis Fountain is again operational – sort of. Capp Street Crap got word this morning that the beloved diner and ice cream parlor, which turns 100 this year, has returned after a three-month closure for repairs. A friend, who agreed to go by and check it out, reports that only the Candy Kitchen portion of […]
Sigh … Ken Ken is gone gone
April 5, 2018
After five years, popular Mission ramen spot Ken Ken Ramen has called it quits. A note posted in the window of the 18th Street restaurant says the decision to close was for “personal, financial and professional reasons.” The restaurant’s last day open was apparently Saturday. While Ken Ken is no more, it looks like the […]
A marquee event: Doc’s working to get its sign back.
February 19, 2018
UPDATE 2/20/18: A Doc’s Clock employee has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to move the bar’s neon sign. Amy Benjamin, who has been working at the bar for the past four years to pay for college, said starting the campaign was the least she could do given owner Carey Suckow’s countless efforts to raise […]
Not a whopper: Burger King has closed
January 10, 2018
The (Burger) King is dead. The fast-food franchise has abdicated its throne as the last standing cheapo burger joint at the intersection of 16th and Mission streets following the closure of McDonald’s, which formerly sat across the street, in 2015. Joe Arellano, a spokesman for a proposed housing development the Burger King sits in the […]
Balompi-YAY! Beloved pupusa restaurant reopening soon
November 11, 2017
Missing Balompie Cafe’s amazing pupusas? The wait is almost over. Signs have gone up in the restaurant’s entrance at 18th and Capp Street announcing a reopening date of November 24th. The spot has been closed since late May of 2016 while their building has underwent a seismic retrofit.
Urban Fish out of water, becoming Japanese spot
October 30, 2017
Urban Fish took its last gasp months ago, and it appears a Japanese restaurant is set to breathe new life into the space. Signs have gone up outside 2193 Mission near 18th Street, indicating that the tiny restaurant space could be soon home to a restaurant called Tawara that offers “sake dining,” which I can […]
Mau to stay after last-minute deal with landlord
October 1, 2017
Finally, some good news for a Valencia Street tenant. Much-loved Vietnamese restaurant Mau appears to have reached a last-minute deal with its landlord on the day it was slated to close. A sign in the restaurant’s window states that as of 2:40 p.m. Saturday their landlord reached out and both sides were able to come […]