[image-1]Fair enough: The headline "Place where Dirty Harry shot people slated to become luxury development" could probably be deployed every day. Dirty Harry shot a lot of people and this city doesn't know its limitations when it comes to luxury development.
AT&T Park was decades from even being a dream. SoMa, in fact, had plenty of nothing; that's why it served so ably as a repository of Dirty Harry Callahan shootouts and chases.
In the shootout in question, Callahan is alerted to a holdup in progress by a server's clever ploy of pouring a cup or so of sugar into his coffee. Perhaps this transgression alone would have been enough to ensure gunplay from Dirty Harry but, fortunately, when he returned to the besieged diner he walked in on the robbers, guns drawn.
Half a dozen gun-toting felons vs. one older man would seem to be poor odds. But, as is the way in Dirty Harry films, the protagonist is not shot, bumped, or even yelled at when he removes an oversize gun from his jacket and proceeds to offer a tutorial on what he will do with that gun.
And then he does it.
But, that was then and this is now. And another luxury hotel may soon grace this city.
Go ahead. Make my day.