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The coolness has leaked out of SF

2011-04-12 00:53:15.830807+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Charlene and I just got back from a weekend visiting Zack in Vancouver. Awesome hanging out with him, and when he blew us off to go work (the nerve!) on Saturday, he suggested that we head over and hang out on Commercial Drive. So we hopped on the bus and headed to Womyns' Ware, got into a good conversation there, walked up and down for a bit, stopped for dinner at The Reef, had a good evening, and realized that that felt a lot like a combination of Telegraph Ave in Berkeley and Valencia Street in SF. At least a lot like what those spaces used to be, back in the mid '90s. Now they're all gentrified and there's no reason to visit them any more.

Anyway, this was on my mind as I read that another fixture that I used to walk by is being forced out by San Francisco becoming something less than it used to be: The Eagle, Famous Gay SoMa Bar, Set To Close, 4/29.

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