Gary Meyer 
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Re: “The Shoe Spot

I just heard about this spot which has been open for 18 years in an out-of-the-way location. What a find! A steady stream of happy and loyal customers and now I join that group.

Posted by Gary Meyer on 09/11/2015 at 11:22 PM

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Re: “'Big Soda' Is Suing Oakland Over Beverage Tax Measure

Is there anything in Measure HH that states any grocery items other than sugar drinks will be taxed? How can those really misleading commercials be stopped and how much are they paying those independent grocers to be on the ads?

And is this quote really in the measure? "A local small grocer who purchases sugar-sweetened beverages at Costco in San Leandro or Richmond with the intention to resell these beverages at his or her store, and who 'transfer[s] possession' of those beverages to an employee to stock the shelves would thereby engage in a taxable distribution."

I assume it means that since they did not pay tax when they bought it at Costco, their resale is when it is taxed.

But isn't the tax really just passed on to the consumer?

Posted by Gary Meyer on 09/04/2016 at 1:11 AM

Re: “A Burger for the End of Civilization

First ---the food is great and the Patty Melt is the best I haver ever had. Salads are also wonderful.

As to the mural. I do not know the details but I once operated a business in SF with a mural on the back wall. Required structural work would destroy the mural. As the mural had been painted by volunteers in the neighborhood with money from the building's then owner and paint form the hardware store I did a very public request for people to come forward who worked on it. Nobody except people whose houses faced the mural....they hated it after 20+ years of seeing it every time they came out of the houses (not a reflection the quality of the mural which was excellent) .

We announced that we had to eliminated but would take a thorough photographic record of it so that it could possibly be recreated in the future.

After the work was done we got sued by a woman claiming to be the sole artist. The landlady was elderly and didn't want trouble so settled for $50,000 and I agreed we would create a display of the artists's sketches and photos and ours. I met with her but she forgot to bring her images. And then she disappeared and never answered calls or emails again.
I had to get this out of my system.

As to the JJ's mural. I do not know anything about what happened. It was in pretty bad shape and mold started long ago, when there was rain. It created some health issues no doubt. But rather than bitch about it being gone, why not analyze where it could be recreated, what it would cost and do a Kickstarter campaign?

We should be thankful that such a prominent spot is no longer vacant. And luckily the neighborhood has food for all tastes and budget.

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Posted by Gary Meyer on 07/10/2015 at 12:40 PM

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