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Friday, April 30, 2010

What Does Lower Haight Need Most? Sourdough? Côtes du Rhône? Cheap Tacos?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Imagine the smell of freshly baked bread. - NORCALDUD/FLICKR
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  • Imagine the smell of freshly baked bread.
Our favorite morsel from the blogs.

Half baked: At Haighteration, Andrew solicits consensus about what Lower Haight needs most. Andrew:

Let's play SimCity for a minute. If you were master planner, what would you do with all those empty storefronts? Here's your chance to sound off.
It's multiple choice: a gym, bookstore, bowling alley, hotel, gas station. There are more, too. The winner so far? A bakery ― as we type, 26.4 percent of respondents opted for a place that slings bread, cookies, and cupcakes (we made up that product mix).

Cruelly, perhaps, that yearning for a bakery comes the same week that Terra opened in Hayes Valley ― that's the place where Philip Roland, late of Roland's Bakery in LH, is once again making bagels. Cheer up, guys. Write-ins so far include "cheap taqueria," "healthy restaurant (like the old urban forage)," and "Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant clone." Quite the range. And frankly, if we lived in the neighborhood, we'd endure the walk down the hill to splurge on Roland's bagels. Sometimes anyway.

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