Eyes on the Street: Lounging on a Reclaimed Valencia Street

Photos: Clarence Eckerson, Jr.

Swinging through SF for a few days, Streetfilms producer Clarence spotted a nice setup at yesterday’s Sunday Streets in the Mission. Harrington’s, an antique furniture store, used some of  its sofa inventory to create a comfortable little music venue on Valencia Street.

“People were encouraged to just sit in it,” said Clarence, noting that “tons of music” on SF’s streets “provided a nice laid back vibe we don’t see nearly as much in NYC.”

It’s always great to see the creative ways merchants find to embrace Sunday Streets — it’s good for business, good for health, and good for building community.

  • BTW, the band is Rusty Stringfield–probably the City’s hottest bluegrass band with an accordion.
    http://www.facebook.com/rustystringfield

  • I gotta say Rusty Springfield was awesome. I wanted to stay longer but had to meet friends. Thanks for the tip and FB link.

  • They were amazing! Fave band of the day. I thought Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh’s Don’t Look Back was my favorite version of that song; I was happy to be proven wrong! Kudos to Harrington’s for providing that great public space… And to all the Sunday Streets volunteers and staff for the awesome work they do!

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