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The playground for the cultured crowd adjacent to the Civic Center

Business Not As Usual

Ambient Airlines
An ambient/chillout music store offering knowledgeable, personalized service and a unique selection of CDs. Come sit in comfort and browse music on the listening stations.
324 Fell Street between Gough and Octavia
(415) 552-2997 -- www.ambientairlines.com
Weekend hours and then some - call them.

True Sake
America's first sake store and premier merchants of fine sake. You won't find this anywhere else.
560 Hayes Street between Octavia and Laguna
(415) 355-9555 --- www.truesake.com
Tu-Sat Noon-7pm

Momi Tobys Revolution Cafe
Hip cafe and art/bar; great place to hang out. A few times a month the cafe features live music, poetry or spoken-word performances.
528 Laguna Street between Hayes and Fell
(415) 626-1508
M-F 7:30am-10pm
Sat/Sun 8am-10pm

Citizen Cake
This patisserie and restaurant/bar specializes in taste treats to please the sweet palette. Take something delectable home or sit and leisurely savor the selections with a friend.
399 Grove Street at Gough
(415) 861-2228 --- www.citizencake.com
Tu-F 8am-10pm
Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Flax Art & Design
More than just an art supply store, one can find unique stationery, gift boxes, home decor, wearable art, and everything needed to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary in this huge, family-run store.
1699 Market Street at Valencia
(415) 552-2355 --- www.flaxart.com
M-Sat 9:30am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm

MAC Clothing
Family-run boutique offering men's and women's fashions in an artistic setting of art, sculpture and eclectic music.
387 Grove Street between Franklin and Gough
(415) 863-3011
M-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun Noon-6pm

The African Outlet
Seemingly an entire continent's worth of folk art, including masks, drums, fabrics and books.
524 Octavia Street at Hayes

(415) 864-3576
Daily 10am-7pm

Things to Experience

Bucheon Gallery
Contemporary painting, mixed media, sculpture and installation displayed in a relaxed and inviting space.
389 Grove Street between Franklin and Gough
(415) 863-2891 --- www.bucheon.com
Tu-Sat 11am-6pm

Tinhorn Press/Gallery
It's possible to watch the creative printmaking process on an etching press that sits in the middle of this combination working printshop and gallery. Also on display are the works of local and internatioinal printmakers.
511 Laguna Street between Hayes and Fell
(415) 621-1292
Tu-Sat 11:30am-6:30pm
Sun Noon-5pm

Jade Bar
Seeking a different kind of place to hang out in the evenings? Jade's three-level space offers a shag-carpted lounge loft, a central space and a darker room below, all connected by a 20-foot waterfall cascading into a koi pond.
650 Gough Street near McAllister
(415) 869-1900 --- www.jadebar.com
M-Sat 5pm-2am
Sun 8pm-2am

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Updated 9/12/04 -- sponsored by Jon O'Bergh cyberjazz sci-fi music that will take you out of this world