A new bakery/coffee store recently opened up on Noriega between 45th and 46th Ave.
The bakery, wanting only to provide a few outdoor seating spots for their clientele, has applied for a sidewalk seating permit. I believe their request would allow them to seat about 8 – 10 people on the sidewalk area. In true San Francisco fashion, though, an upstairs neighbor is opposed to the permit issuance, and is also allegedly seeking to have them evicted.
Amongst the neighbor’s complaints?
â€œThey wrote a letter saying that the odors from people’s food as they sat four stories below them would waft up and annoy them,â€ Passman said. â€œAnd there might be sounds like laughing that would be disruptive.â€
There you have it folks. The smell of tasty food and happy clients has now passed into the land of annoying and disrupting! I have to wonder if the folks that live about the Devil’s Teeth Baking Company are in any way related to the folks that lived above Ike’s on 16th St. in the Castro and spent months trying to get them evicted, only to have Ike’s reopen on the opposite side of the street a few months later.
I haven’t had a chance to check out the bakery yet, and they are closed on Tuesdays when I am normally out touring that neighborhood. Hopefully I will catch them on a Wednesday office tour, or I’l have to make a special trip out, perhaps even on a Sunday morning to try one of their beignets.
If you want to show up to the permit hearing it is currently schedule for June 1 at 9am at the Dept. of Public Works. But whatever you do, don’t laugh. That might just make the neighbors even angrier!
hat tip to Ocean Beach Bulletin for the story…