18th-and-Valencia-style gentrification finally coming to 17th and Mission?

Can you imagine 17th and Mission without Thrift Town and the rest of this building?

[via Uptown Almanac] (Thanks, Thea!)

23 Responses to “18th-and-Valencia-style gentrification finally coming to 17th and Mission?”

  1. NotASnitch says:

    It’s probably talking about an anarchist collective that shares the building with Thrift Town, and not Thrift Town itself.

  2. cTo says:

    Oh christ, DOES THAT INCLUDE DISCOUNT FABRIC WAREHOUSE!??!?!!! :O :O :O

    • vanezzza says:

      if so, my most frequented businesses aside from Duc Loi will be wiped from the Mission. Seriously – it’s not like I’ll ever be buying anything from one of the 20 identical artisan romanticized work wear boutiques on Valencia. :(

  3. ok says:

    Gentrify 17th and Mission?!

    I’ll believe it when I see/smell it.

  4. Standard Comment says:

    Better than ever.

  5. Trish says:

    Yikes!

    Does this include the artist studios upstairs? Studio 17 & Red Brick Studios?

  6. commentariatsays says:

    HOW DOES THIS SURPRISE ANYONE? THE FAMILIAR REFRAIN OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS HAS ALWAYS BEEN, “WELL MISSION IS STILL ____________” (ADD AUTHENTIC, COOL, ETHNIC WHATEVER YOU WANT IN THAT BLANK.)

    WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT? THERE’S NOT SOME MAGICAL FORCE FIELD THAT KEEPS GENTRIFYING CAPITAL FROM MOVING DOWN FROM VALENCIA. MISSION IS NEXT AND IT’S WAY TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

    • commentariatsays says:

      SORRY, THAT ISN’T TRUE. A SOLAR FLARE THAT KNOCKS OUT THE WORLD’S POWER TRANSFORMERS (WHICH WILL TAKE A FEW YEARS TO GET BACK ON LINE) COULD STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING.

    • MikeD says:

      Maybe if more gay/white/clean/legal citizens move in, I’ll start coming to the Mission. Until then, I’ll keep my wallet in my front pocket, clutching my female companion, and reinforcing my bulletproof vest. Gentrification is only necessary when the current residents of the neighborhood don’t care enough to grow, change, improve and, I don’t know, occasionally power wash their neighborhood. Tolerance of all kinds of riff-raff, only tells the riff-raff that they can be opportunistically loiterous and piss-slinging do-nothings. Arrest the homeless, hose it down, and bulldoze what remains. Cesspool!

  7. Billy Embery says:

    whatevs, Detroit is where it’s at – see you (hope not) there!!!!!!!

  8. HellALooYeah says:

    You thought those Facebook shuttles bussing people from all over SF would have no impact on your rents?

    Harmless?

    Muhahahahaha.

  9. buff tuff says:

    Like the fabric store but Thrift Town sucks.

  10. MEbydaSea says:

    Boo! I guess this means more hipsters in the Richmond. NOTE: When you Mission folks relocate to the edge of the Western world, just know that it’s ok to smile and say “hi.” Be a part of community and not a scene. But protect your hood from money driven people as long as you can. That spot is a gem :)

    • bellpeppernostrils says:

      i bet you felt hella good saying that all of that.

    • siderside says:

      They’ve been creeping into Sunnyside, too. Especially now with Shanghai Dumpling King coming in. I saw some moustaches and rolled jeans the other day and thought: there goes the neighborhood.

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