For the feature in the May 30 issue, I explored the adaptive reuse of a city-owned Route 66 motel in Upper Nob Hill. Read about why it’s a landmark, and how it’s being preserved here: The comeback of the De Anza Motor Lodge. Ty Bannerman supplemented the piece by writing about El Vado, another city-owned motel further down Route 66.
upper nob hill
The artistic history and impending comeback of the De Anza Motor Lodge
Welcome to Rumble Seat Music Southwest
This week Margaret Wright wrote about Rumble Seat Music Southwest, an Upper Nob Hill music store that specializes in vintage guitars and motorcycles.
Rumble Seat Music Southwest
World-renowned guitar aficionado feels right at home
Route 66 Malt Shop Gets Into the Rhythm
Dance studio and diner combo comes out swinging
In 1927, Lindberg crossed the Atlantic and the world began dancing the Lindy. Energetic devotees swing on—and Rachel Green makes a career of the obsession. Green and I are chatting over lunch at the Route 66 Malt Shop, one door down from her dance space. I’m sipping a chocolate egg cream while Green enjoys a toasty crab cake sandwich.