They’re gonna have to replace the entire sidewalk to get rid of the anti-yuppie graffiti outside 299 Valencia

SFist reports:

[T]he big “You’re Not Welcome Here” remains pretty well visible, post-power-wash, on the sidewalk.

We feel sad for the early buyers at this building at 14th and Valencia having to read that every time they walk out the front door. They’re just people like you and me! They’re welcome to purchase condos and artisan denim just as much as the next wealthy hipster!

Read on.

87 Responses to “They’re gonna have to replace the entire sidewalk to get rid of the anti-yuppie graffiti outside 299 Valencia”

  1. Sick of Mishbags says:

    Degenerates scared of a dollar. How fucking sad to be them.

  2. GG says:

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I’m amused that they are actually going to pay to replace the sidewalk. If potential buyers are so frail and sensitive that they’re going to need a fainting couch upon viewing this graffiti, how are they going to react to attitudes from actual, breathing humans in the neighborhood who imply they are “not welcome”?

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      It doesn’t seem like they’ll actually do that. More likely they could just paint over that square.

      • Brillo says:

        If they painted it over in red, all the way to the curb, it would make a better commentary. Like a red carpet. But the irony might be too subtle for the anarchists.

    • RICK says:

      So you’re amused that ‘locals’ in the neighborhood acted like bullies to newcomers and the victims of these acts want to do something about an implied threat on their doorstop.

      Christ, what an a-hole.

    • Local Business Owner says:

      I have met a few of the people who live in 299 Valencia. I’d like to wish them a warm welcome to our neighborhood. I hope they will ignore the inevitable hazing, and understand that it is the viewpoint of a very small group.

  3. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Awesome!

  4. anon says:

    Yes, Bravo.

  5. jesse says:

    Wow Allan, sticking up for 299 Valenica? What did they do buy an ad? Mission Mission just keeps getting classier and classier.

    • MrEricSir says:

      But this one is new and painfully drab. It’s the kind of place people with too much money and too little taste would live.

      • Capitalism says:

        Seriously? The negative response is because this condo is new and painfully drab?

      • Wake up says:

        This is the same stupid shit said about all new construction.

        We hate these people because the building the moved into has no style.

        It’s like hating a tech nerd who paints his nails and drinks imports when he first moves to SF, and hating him more when he turns into a “hipster” who preaches about pbr, and trolls local blogs.

        Eric, do you know anyone like that? (hint: a mirror is involved in your answer.)

    • Bilbo says:

      Just because they can only tag one condo doesn’t mean they don’t hate all of them.

    • AttF says:

      because of this: “Live on the Valencia corridor….every surface is covered with art…..grab a bite from a food truck, get an artisan haircut, and peruse racks of raw denim or brunch in a parklet.”
      http://299valencia.com/

      • Rick says:

        This is just the standard marketing drivel for new developments in the city. There is nothing particularly special about it (other than it may hit too close to home for some).

      • GG says:

        If they’re going to use “every surface is covered with art” as part of their marketing message, they should make lemonade and sell the graffiti as “yet another art-covered surface… right outside your front door!”

  6. JL says:

    Sanding it is easier and cheap. I like the red carpet idea though.

    If the money keeps flowing into the Mission, paid security or a doorman or both is the next move.

  7. SlideSF says:

    The Mission: Only the right sort of douchebags are welcome here.

  8. scum says:

    Vandals aren’t welcome here.

  9. Joe Mud says:

    Where is Nestor Makhno when we need him?

  10. Troy says:

    It’s frustrating when you identify with the San Francisco lifestyle, but then realize that unless you completely change your lifestyle, you can’t own a home here.

    • blah says:

      What’s the “San Francisco lifestyle”? I live here, work my butt off all day and drink whiskey and type grouchy comments on this blog at night. I can afford my piece of shit home surrounded by day laborers and gangbangers just fine, thank you very much.

  11. marcos says:

    Lifestyles are for people without lives.

  12. thank says:

    It’s a funny cycle, to the people that wrote this graffiti, and the people who are giving them kudos: now you know how your neighbors felt when YOU moved into this neighborhood.

  13. Tone Control says:

    Dont you just love it when you exponentially build beautiful new condos all over a neighborhood that cause rents for common folk to rise dramatically ultimately forcing out what made the neighborhood great in the first place? The rich may not be stupid but they are definitely clueless..

    • JL says:

      I think the attraction to the Mission is no longer what you think it might be.

      Its not cheap hookers and crack anymore. Think flatland, restaurants, BART and bars. And the parks and childrens areas. Ask any Realtor why people move here.

      • Bingo! says:

        Great point. Whatever brought YOU here is probably not what is attracting the newer arrivals. I was just at a bar and the people around me were excited to live in a neighborhood where everyone is “doing software”.

        And there is nothing wrong with that. Shit changes. Let’s just hope they tip well.

      • Tone Control says:

        So sad to think anyone would move to a neighborhood for cheap hookers and crack. I moved to the mission 20 years ago for flat land, cheap restaurants, bart, art, bars and awesome public parks. And community. Yes. Think.

      • SFdoggy says:

        You forgot to mention the sunny weather and access to freeways.

  14. Tone Control says:

    I sent thst last note before I saw what bingo wrote. Wow. You all are so into yourselves and completely full of shit! Fuck off and go back to the suburbs where you belong!

    • SFdoggy says:

      No, why don’t you fuck off and leave? Really, who would want to live near someone as unpleasant as you? And you are hardly one to complain about others being into themselves — as you clearly care only about yourself.

    • fg says:

      Why don’t you go to Oakland where you belong, with the rest of the unambitious, underachieving, crybabies, content to keep their neighborhood a poor shithole.

      • brandi says:

        Fuuuuuuuuuck you.

      • Rick says:

        Harsh. It’s understandable that some of the people are surprised and frustrated by how quickly things change. Personally, I find it exciting.

        • two beers says:

          Change in itself is valueless. Good change is good. Bad change is bad.

          Bland, sterile, faceless condos: bad.
          Rising rents chasing out long-time working class and artist dwellers: bad.
          Smug, entitled Marina douches: bad.
          Turning the Mission into the Marina: bad.

      • Bilbo says:

        Hahahaha. Amazing. The Mission hasn’t been a “poor shithole” since the first dotcom boom.

        Also, telling people that they “belong” in Oakland is basically proving every yuppie hater right.

  15. Tone Control says:

    Aawww. Poo poo for you. When you’re long gone and looking back at that quaint time when you lived in “the city”‘, I’ll still be here.

  16. not a transplantciscan says:

    Ignore it, it will become part of your concious and you wont even be aware is there anymore, it was probaby written by some drunk person from Belmont or something that was partying in the city and wanted to start some shitznitz…

  17. trapgina says:

    can we just cut to the bone and say that being poor really sucks?

    thats whats really going on.

    they have shit that we dont have and cannot have.

    simple.

    being poor really really fucking sucks.

    • two beers says:

      Poverty is an essential component of capitalism; without poverty, capitalism would not prevail. Poverty puts downward pressure on wages, which enables capitalists to underpay labor. This under-compensation creates extraordinary surplus value, i.e. profit. The more capitalist an economy is, the greater the poverty and income inequality.

      But political economy aside, the issue in the Mission is that rich, homogenizing douches are destroying one of the great urban neighborhoods in the US.

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        Yup, exactly.

      • Ben says:

        “But political economy aside, the issue in the Mission is that rich, homogenizing douches are destroying one of the great urban neighborhoods in the US.”

        This is about as reasonable as claiming everyone who opposes new development is an art school dropout or else has no valuable skills nor an interest in developing any.

        Look how easy this extraordinarily difficult problem that no city has ever completely solved is when I reduce the opposition to a bite-sized caricature!!

        • two beers says:

          Well, short of exhorting the poor to eat the rich, I don’t claim to be able to solve the problem; I’m merely identifying the problem, as I see it.

          This is a blog where bite-sized caricatures are appropriate. You want more substantial analysis, go read some Marx.

      • trapgina says:

        i hear you but you are just talking about people that are a few bucks above us. these are not people who are making jobs and creating money.
        these are just some people that lucked up, made a buck and are able to buy shit we can not afford.

        but i do agree that the neighborhood is being destroyed.

        thats why im gonna be kicking it in the outer outer outer mission.

        see you at st. mary’s pub.

        • two beers says:

          You’re right. The tech boom benefits landlords, expensive restaurants, businesses that cater to tech, and the tech dweebs themselves. But the rest of us face skyrocketing costs of living because are livelihoods aren’t in tech, tech services, or corollary entertainment outlets. On top of the skyrocketing costs of living (rising much faster than the wages of anyone not in banking or tech), we get the privilege of paying more to live and work in a neighborhood whose charms are under assault by exactly those who are driving the costs through the roof.

          A double-whammy.

          I’ll still be kicking it at the 500 as long as I can hang on…

          • 94103er says:

            Oh no, here we are in the Great Recession and the national news has nothing but shitty reports about the economies in most areas of the country…and the SF bay area is prospering! And SOMA office space is scarce! And there are startups everywhere here! Oh, the terrible, terrible calamity of good news!

            Are you aware that rents were stable for the last 10 YEARS prior to last spring? You are a beneficiary of that, even if you aren’t in a rent-controlled place.

            Stop acting like a fossilized anti-gentrification whiner from 1999 and read a fucking economics textbook. And look around you–isn’t it nice that we have safe places for kids to play? Lots of restaurants? More people walking around at night? My old neighbors sure think so. The tech boom benefits EVERYONE. Jobs are jobs. High-paying jobs and infusion of educated workers have extra amplifying effects, too. Read Enrico Moretti (a Mission resident)’s new book.

            But if you really don’t like it here, there are plenty of shitty places in the country where the neighborhoods never change and grouchy underachieving barflys like you can drink in peace.

          • thirteen beers says:

            Yep. The world won’t stand still. Better get used to it.

            I’ll have 4 more beers, please.

        • six-four says:

          camaaan, outer mission is south of geneva. get it straight.

    • Sean says:

      You forgot the “….posted from my iPhone”

  18. got an idea..lets turn”the mission”…into:”the mission”!!imagine…the mission district…bein the mission district!!!!!(my homeboy says he needs three($)3.00-pay ya back)to buy a 40 oz.at fidas..says everyone knows him…their always snitchin on him!!!

  19. Mark says:

    This is so dumb. You realize they’re just repeating their most commented on topic. There is nothing new added to this story. Both SFist and MissionMission are pandering…yawn

  20. damian says:

    let me throw my two cents into the fray here…why dont these”tough guys”(or girls)along with “black bloc”(occupiers for the uninformed)…GO TO THE CORNER OF:16th/MISSION..WHERE:CRACKHEADS/CRACKDEALERS..DRUNKS..BUMS..DERELICTS..CAR THEIVES(SMASH AND RUN AUTO BURGLARIES)..BICYCLE THEIVES…ROBBERS..RACIST HATERS.ECT ECT.(OF ALL COLORS AND STRIPES)hang out for criminal activity 24 hrs. a day(24/7)AND TELL THEM!!!…THEIR NOT WELCOME IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD..WHATS UP???? NO DAMN “BALLS”?????!!why bother working people(cause their mostly white)..or even the “well to do”/home owners and renters and leasees????GO SLASH THE TIRES OF SOME CRACK DEALERS NEWLY STOLEN $1200-$2000 MOUNTAIN BIKE/RACER…AND TELL HIM HES NOT WELCOME!!!!????..GO TELL THOSE FILTHY DERELICT CRACKHEADS(of all colors and stripes)AND BICYCLE THEIVES ..THEIR NOT WELCOME…THINK WELL SEE THAT FROM THESE GROUPS??????LEAVE INNOCENT PEOPLE ALONE..”MAN UP”..AND GO TELL THE ONES WHO SHOULD BE TOLD…THEIR NOT WELCOME IN THIS ;HOOD..YOU PUNK-ASS COWARDS ARE NOT MAKING THE RULES..(MOSTLY CAUSE YOUR PUNK ASS COWARDS)

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Black Bloc is not the same thing as occupiers, son. In fact, most of the OWS people I’ve encountered completely reject the blackbloc fucktards and their tactics.

  21. yeah..mark..it is dumb..my homeboy needing that $3 for his 40 oz.is the most commented on topic in our building..now its the most commented on everywhere else??..fame is truly amazing!!

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