A brand new Ferrari parked in front of a recently-failed furniture store as a bike zips by

Welcome to the Mission.

To be fair, that furniture store was outrageously expensive, unless of course you were in the market for a $2500 couch.

31 Responses to “A brand new Ferrari parked in front of a recently-failed furniture store as a bike zips by”

  1. joshua says:

    if only that furniture store had the foresight…

  2. J-Lub says:

    The Touch had some gems. We got a nice coffee table there for a reasonable price. Not sure how they stayed in business for so long though…place was filthy.

  3. scum says:

    Forhttp://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr06/2013/8/26/14/anigif_enhanced-buzz-14866-1377543064-30.gif Ariel.

  4. Grizzled Mission says:

    I believe they’re moving over to Mission Street, somewhere between 18th and 20th, but I’m not sure. Their prices may seem high, but the whole Mid-Century market has become obscene in the past 5-10 years.

  5. ion says:

    Cool story bro.

  6. JohnnyL says:

    Very cool story bro

    • tuffy says:

      I don’t know. It sounds like a cool story but I’m gonna want to verify. Luckily, my friend Gregg is an expert on cool stories so I’m gonna take it over to him and see if we really have a cool story here or not.

      • Ariel Dovas says:

        Please let us know so we can update. I have a press release ready to go and can be modified to include either the verified coolness of the story, or the opposite.

        Thank you.

  7. MrEricSir says:

    What’s up with the outrageously overpriced used furniture stores in the Mission, anyway? Are there that many people who haven’t heard of Craigslist?

  8. hater says:

    Fuck! People feel comfortable street parking Ferraris in The Mission? Thanks to you rich fucktards San Francisco has become about as interesting as white bread

  9. CC says:

    I’ve seen this car illegally parked on Valencia before. Like, full on next-to-a-hydrant illegally parked. I wanted to call an Interceptor on it.

  10. key it says:

    key it

  11. dave says:

    I can’t even imagine what kind of people think the Mission’s cool anymore. Actually I can. I saw a couple of yuppie dweebs looking at a flat on 24th St last week. They looked like exactly the type who would shop for overpriced furniture because they think it’s something a ‘real San Francisco artist’ would like.
    If someone wrote a book accurately describing just how much the Mission has descended into vapid consumerism over the last few years, I would say it was way too over the top to be believable. But in this case, the truth is more astounding than fiction. What a strange and vaguely dismaying thing to witness; the whole neighborhood has been zuckerberged just like that. In fact, the New Mission is a rather good allegory for the tech economy as a whole.

    • Grizzled Mission says:

      It really is too bad that it’s not all artists, intellectuals, and political activists like it was 20 years ago when I moved here. Remember that? Every single person a magical producer of valuable cultural artifacts. Except for the poor of course, but they provided us inspiration as we created our valuable cultural artifacts. I was a great scholar and artist. I’m sure you were, too.

      I remember, on the corner of 17th and Valencia, a discussion of Damien Hirst’s “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” beginning, spontaneously, among three attractive young SFAI students, each of whom lived in her own three-bedroom Victorian (they cost only about $125 a month at the time). They were soon joined by a passel of Berkeley grad students, who only added to the depth of the conversation.

      By the end of the night, however, the intersection was informally closed. There were about three hundred artists and people with advanced degrees physically battling over the work’s meaning. That was the depth of our intellectual commitment back then. When the Mission was great.

      Did I mention what good shape everyone was in? And how young and attractive? Yes, I remember it well. And this was despite the fact that we were all smoking. Everyone smoked back then, it was beautiful, cinematic, ethereal. No coughs, though, we were immune to coughs.

      Yes, I, too, mourn the loss of the magical goddamn perfection of everything then, and grrr, arrgh, everything’s so materialistic now. Consumer culture, blah, blah, blah.

      The Mission has had stores and restaurants for awhile.

      • chalkman says:

        the $200K cars are new

      • dave says:

        With all that ranting, I couldn’t tell if you actually like the idea of the Mission as a place of Ferraris and overpriced furniture stores.

        Does this blog still call the Mission “the coolest neighborhood” in San Francisco? I haven’t checked their tagline recently.

        I guess to some people conspicuous consumption is cool. That used to be a Beverly Hills thing. Lots of people think Beverly Hills is cool. Melrose Avenue, too. That’s a totally cool street, unless you’re one of those uptight bohemian nostalgists or something.

        Valencia is Melrose Avenue with bike paths. It’s so cool, they might even make a prime-time soap opera about it one day.

      • Guy says:

        Well done.

  12. Spunkhustler says:

    I used to love to go there and buy all my auto parts. What, it’s not an auto parts store anymore? Shocking that things change over time. Who knew that something like that could happen. It might even become something different in the future.