Monday brought the opening of a new barber shop called Badlands, advertising "Badass cuts, clips, and color- for men and women!", in the space that was last home to boutique Animated Closet. Also, the former Ace Supermarket, under renovation on Seventh and Berkeley and renamed Seventh Avenue Gourmet, lost its ancient hand-painted signage.
On Tuesday we got some big news: a new bakery called Du Jour, from some very esteemed pastry chefs, will be opening in the space last occupied by Perch Cafe. We also got our first guest post, a longwinded yet hilarious screed by Billy Diddles about the lack of Mission-style burritos in the neighborhood.
I noticed on Wednesday that Sprint Wireless World, the tiny shop on Seventh that won some nasty Yelp reviews, closed, and it looks like it'll be replaced by a barber shop. Baluchi's also got some admittedly cool neon sognage on Fifth, but it sure looks like it'll be keeping the neighbors up.
On Wednesday we took a look at what to order at Tofu on Seventh, which recently added a bunch of authentic Szechuan dishes to their menu and got a new sign to better reflect it. A peek behind the chain-link fence at Washington Park also revealed that construction is essentially complete.