S.F. Buzz: Jack Spade Backs Out Of Mission Shop & More



mainPhoto: Via Lisa Congdon
With October boasting a whopping five weeks this year, it may feel like this month is dragging on. But, that just translates to having all the more excitement than the rest of the calendar. To prove it, we foraged for the most stirring bits of gossip circulating the Bay. From a major retail chain swiping from an Oakland artist to an awesome outdoor fitness center in the works, this week alone is chock full of all the need-to-know dirt. Get your news-craving fix below, and be the one with the most fascinating 411 at brunch this weekend.

We know Halloween is almost here, but there’s another way S.F. might be turning into a ghost town. The rising cost of living is setting off flocks of people to head to the East Bay. The Atlantic outlines the trend, and what should be S.F.’s next steps. (The Atlantic)

For shame! It appears ornament company Cody Foster has totally ripped off the designs of beloved Oakland artist Lisa Congdon. Wait — we thought the holidays were about giving, not receiving flat out taking what isn’t yours. (Jezebel)

After a long-winded and heated battle, corporate retailer Jack Spade is backing out of its plans to open up shop in the Mission, and local business will continue to rule the block. (Racked)

Ever wish you could break free of your gym-rat cage and get your sweat on outdoors, say in one of S.F.’s most cherished neighborhoods? Dream no more because Basic Training wants to make a pop-up fitness hub in Hayes Valley with 55-minute sessions. Help get it off the ground at its Indiegogo page. (Indiegogo)

If you’re ever scratched your head wondering what living on Treasure Island would really be like, ponder no more because The Bold Italic has mapped it all out for us — like how there’s no stores that sell alchie! (The Bold Italic)