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December 21, 2023



This store was a main reason why I would go to Burlingame Ave.
Was always popping in to see the latest displays and merchandise and for the most part looking for markdowns and deals which I would always find after continued persistence. This store brought me there and it was a positive treat just to look which afterwards I would venture into the smaller shops and bakeries.
This will be a huge loss but like everything else change is constant be it good or bad. Been here long enough to remember the closing of the Fox Theater, Woolworths, The Feed House, Levy Bros, Montgomery Wards where my mom bought our school shoes (yes, there was a Monkey Wards on the Avenue). etc. etc.


Whoa! Banana Republic snuck out overnight! Windows blocked, signage stripped, lights out.

Kate Spade then Pottery Barn now BR.

At least we’ve got that mattress store in the old Robert Gates clothing store.


It looks like a rent reset is coming to the avenue. The "5 K's" can afford to hold out, but for how long? A year, maybe two or three before the pain gets annoying. None of the 5 care about a few years of vacancy since they are working off 1960's 1970's costs. But the little guys in between need the traffic.

There's likely going to be a lot of nice empty Class A space on the bayfront.

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