Acme isn't a large instrument shop, but what it lacks in inventory it more than makes up for in its personable owners, who have been known to ask customers their name, the name of their band, and what type of gear they have. Prices are reasonable, and they also offer private lessons.
This record shop specializes in a variety of Mexican pop music, from Lupillo Rivera to La Banda del Recodo, Los Tigres del Norte to Selena.
Specializes in handmade cast concrete products, including fountains, benches, bird baths, and statues.
An SF retail outlet with an Oakland warehouse, Art Deco Collection is chock-full of furniture, art, and collectibles, all carefully selected by consummate dealer Richard Fishman, who has a penchant for Euro finds, particularly French and Belgian ceramic cloisonné pottery, French lighting, and all things cocktail.
The nonprofit, collectively-run bike shop is part of the Cycles of Change agency. The store staffs interns and volunteers from local high schools to develop skills in bike mechanics.
Located in a 12,000-square foot, pre-WWII warehouse space, Concreteworks' Oakland showroom boasts progressive furnishings (for home and business) made from sustainable materials.
A cornucopia of imported Mexican posters, cards, clothing, crafts, and folk art.
Community bookstore and Internet lounge.
Opened in 1949 and still run by the same owner, Jack Fiore, this music store sells instruments and offers lessons.
This bike station also features free valet parking, repairs, sales, and rentals. Space for 200 bikes.
This nursery — which has been in operation for more than seventy years — specializes in azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons, especially rare varieties thereof.
Comprehensive hydroponics supply shop, offering nutrients, equipment, and more.
Located in a charming 1920s storefront, the showroom features displays of modern furniture, lighting, and art.
A cozy bookstore that hosts readings, workshops, and fundraisers.