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Like many personal blogs of its era, this blog is moribund, a casualty of what we might call "the Facebook effect." However, as of late 2015, two things are clear: (1) The Indie Web is a thing, and (2) the re-decentralization of the web is a thing. So who knows? 2016 2017 (!) could be the year this blog rises from its own ashes. Stay tuned!

Monday, 13 December 2004
Marquard'sYou recognize this sign, doncha? Sure, Marquard’s has been at the corner of O’Farrell and Powell just about forever. Well, walk on by and take one last look, and maybe pick up one last paper: the Chron reports that Marquard’s is soon to be replaced by Hat World, “a huge national chain specializing in logo caps,” which the residents of SF have clearly been clamoring for. And thus the entire Union Square area is one step closer to being just another mall, albeit one that doesn’t share a common roof.

Combine this sort of news with the word from Sacramento that Governor Ahnold is going to force Caltrans to switch gears mid-project and build us an ugly-ass viaduct to replace the eastern half of the Bay Bridge, and you begin to think it’s only a matter of time before our entire environment is nothin’ but chain stores and concrete. Sigh.

[Yes, ‘tis true, institutions die all the time. Change is constant and unavoidable. Acceptance is peace. Namaste.]
posted to /life/bayarea at 11:13am :: 2 responses



shaggy had this to say (12/13/2004 22:29:11):
I hate when ball park names to change to something.com stadium, or Preparatioh H Field. What up with that?
katya had this to say (12/15/2004 09:59:21):
Curious if you'd seen this website. (I wanted to see a picture of the Howard Johnson's in Times Square you eulogized in your link.)



There's a burrito joint across the street from us that is orange and turquoise and looks like a wanna be 60s HoJo. It's awesome.

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