Guest feature on San Francisco Diaries
How one Mission Bernal shop survived the unexpected
Our friends at Muni Diaries have launched a new series called San Francisco Diaries. I was so excited when they asked if I would tell a moment of old-school SF or a time where I had a major life shift. My first home was across from El Rio on Mission Street in 1999. In my years in San Francisco, I have had many moments that are near and dear, like being Argus's (now Iron and Gold) first customer, seeing Fugazi and Sleater Kinney in Dolores park, and being at Epicenter the night a guy swung from the pipes and flooded the vintage store below, ending this local music venue.
I have lots of stories, but I really wanted to tell the story about what it means to own a small business in 2017, and talk about affordability, resilience, and community. Enjoy and stop by this weekend to say hello, Saturday & Sunday 12-7pm.