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Parklet Peril

Uppercasing poses an intriguing question today: what happens to a parklet when the business that owns it closes or can't maintain it? The case study: Martin Macks, the troubled Upper Haight pub that's not allowed to have booze or smoking in its parklet, meaning that it's mostly fallen into the hands of the little-loved local homeless-kid crowd. The DPW currently has no mechanism for dealing with parklets for a seized business, or for taking one down if its permit is revoked, and it'll cost them $5K, money they don't have. What happens next is anyone's guess. [Uppercasing]

Martin Macks

1568 Haight St., San Francisco, CA