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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Lexington Club is Closing Because the Mission Has "Dramatically Changed"

Posted By on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 3:34 PM

It's a sad day in the Mission as Lila Thirkield, owner of The Lexington Club, announced that she is selling the city's only remaining lesbian bar (assuming you don't count Wild Side West).

"Eighteen years ago I opened The Lex to create a space for the dykes, queers, artists, musicians and neighborhood folks who made up the community that surrounded it," Thirkield writes in a statement on Facebook. "Eighteen years later, I find myself struggling to run a neighborhood dyke bar in a neighborhood that has dramatically changed."

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Hayes Valley Farm to Close by June 1

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM

If you, like me, have been meaning to go check out the scene at Hayes Valley Farm but haven't gotten the chance yet, now's the time to make it a priority. The farm's organizers announced on their blog over the weekend that the city of San Francisco is finally going to make use of the land, meaning that the farm has to pull up its roots and find other digs.

See also: What's Happening at Hayes Valley Farm?

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Hayes Valley Farm Beekeeper Mourns Slaughtered Colonies, Plots Next Steps

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Jake's on Market Goes Out in a Passive-Aggressive Blaze of Glory

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM

A portion of the note Jake's on Market left behind when it closed. - INSIDE SCOOP
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  • A portion of the note Jake's on Market left behind when it closed.

Jake's on Market, the New American joint in the Castro, closed over the weekend -- leaving a deliciously passive-aggressive note pinned to the door. Inside Scoop took a snapshot of the offending document, the text of which is also printed on the restaurant's website. The note from owners Brad and Tim starts out nicely, thanking their regular customers and saying "we'll always remember your kindness." But it starts getting weird in the second paragraph.

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- "No, You're Boring": 1058 Hoagie Lashes Out Against This Week's Review

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Better Start Stockpiling Those Twinkies: Hostess Announces Plans to Shut Down

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM


Twinkies were supposed to be indestructible. But today Hostess, the company responsible for beloved brands like Twinkies, Cupcakes, and Wonder Bread, declared that the nationwide worker strike earlier this week has put the company out of business. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said CEO Gregory F. Rayburn in a statement on the Hostess corporate website. Hostess will move immediately to close its doors at bakeries and distribution centers across the U.S. and begin laying off its 18,500 workers, including several close to home at the Oakland bakery. And America wept.

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- A World Without Twinkies: Hostess Worker Strike Could Lead to Company Liquidation

- Taste-Testing Campbell's New Hipster Soups

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Chris Daly's Buck Tavern to Close at End of Month

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM


Staff writer Joe Eskenazi over on The Snitch has the details on the closing of the Buck Tavern, the mid-Market watering hole run by former city supervisor Chris Daly. The bar will shut down for good on October 31, but not before throwing a "nautical-themed" bon voyage party. (Daly is quoted as saying, "the party's gonna suck if you show up in regular clothes.")

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- Buck Tavern: Bar Loses Lease and Chris Daly Says "We've Reached the End of Our Journey"

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