The Creamery Coffee Shop Gets Approval to Open on Mission, Despite Opposition

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  • Despite opposition from neighborhood advocacy groups, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved plans for former SoMa coffee shop the Creamery to reopen in the Mission. The Board voted Tuesday on the Creamery’s plans to open in a never-before occupied space on the ground floor of a new building at 1801 Mission Street, despite arguments that the proposal violated a 1970 California neighborhood law — the stretch of Mission that the Creamery will be located on
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Carte Blanche Opens on Greenville Avenue Next Week, Two Spots Under One Roof

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Some of Dallas’ most remarkable restaurants are hybrids. They serve one food by day and another by night, get dressier on the weekends or have secret back rooms. Carte Blanche, which opens on June 15 and 16 on Greenville Avenue, is a new example with big ambitions and an unusual backstory.

By day, Carte Blanche will be a bakery and coffee shop, open from 7 a.m. until noon. A cafe called Mudsmith used to serve

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A ‘Friends’-Themed Cruise Is Coming & Could We BE Anymore Excited?

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If you love “Friends” and cruising we have news for you

If the recent Friends reunion didn’t quench your thirst for all things Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey, Chandler, and Phoebe, perhaps a Friends-themed cruise will? The Celebrity Equinox recently announced a cruise with 500 of your closest friends to celebrate the iconic ’90s TV show that won our hearts for decades.

This themed cruise will set sail on May 15, 2022, for a week. Leaving from Fort Lauderdale, the ship has several scheduled stops, including beautiful Key West, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The “Cruise with

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BrewFest is Back, Presale Tickets On Sale Now

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It’s been a long lonely year without festivals and events. We miss mingling with the local breweries, restaurants and artists who foster our vibrant local culture.

Luckily, we’re vaxed and back. The Dallas Observer 11th Annual BrewFest returns Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Dallas Farmers Market. One of the first local beer festivals, this outdoor beer-sampling event will feature hundreds of local, international and craft beers as well as music, food and artists.

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The Eagles, Joey Cape, Kevin Gates, Bayside, Fall of Troy, Islands, more

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EAGLES EXPAND HOTEL CALIFORNIA TOUR

Eagles will be playing their classic 1977 album Hotel California on tour later this year and the band have added six dates to the front of the trek, which will now begin at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on August 22 & 24. There are also new dates at Boston’s TD Garden (August 27 & 28) and DC’s Capital One Arena (August 31 & September 1). Tickets for those shows go on sale to the general public on June 18 at 10 AM local, with an AMEX presale starting June 14 at 10 AM local time.

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