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I walked through North Beach this morning and it’s been a while. Predictably, as it happens, things have changed. I moved to San Francisco’s North Beach in 1991. My first child was born a year later, and we spent the first year and a half of his life walking and strolling around our neighborhood before we moved to the burbs and his brother was born.
First off, Tower Records is now Walgreen’s. This is partly just the way it goes, record stores are not profitable enough to occupy two corners of prime real estate in San Francisco. But Walgreen’s? Bleh. Strike one for charm.
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A few doors up Powell is an empty restaurant called Bottle Cap which used to be Ed Moose’s historic WASHBAG. Erased with periwinkle blue paint. Same with Moose’s across the park. Just another restaurant. Out front Prius cabs and helmeted tourists in three wheeler go-carts, slow as neon slugs, manuver around as if in a San Francisco’s North Beach theme park.
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