Today, a mysterious plywood box appeared in front of Haight Street Market, taking up about three parking spaces directly in front.
Lost parking spaces? Rough plywood framing? All outside a store that routinely has so many people and tied up dogs crowded around its meager table space that the entire sidewalk is blocked as a result? We knew that could only mean one thing: a parklet.
We’d heard rumors of a parklet for HSM, but nobody could confirm. Until yesterday.
Intrepid reporters that we are, we headed inside to start poking around immediately to get some answers. Sure enough, they’re getting a parklet, and construction should be completed in “a few weeks”, according to Bobby. The No Parking sign is more pessimistic: it thinks the giant dumpster blocking the other two parking spaces will be there through the first week of October.
Still no word on whether the parklet will have a little patch of grass where your dog can wait for you while you buy your groceries for dinner.