Gold Dust Lounge: After the lease expired last year after 47 years in Union Square, the Gold Dust brought its red-velvet bar, damask wallpaper and Old West chandeliers to a new location at Fisherman’s Wharf. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the place,” bartender Phil Smith said of the Union Square closing in May. On any given day, you will find waves of tourists sipping $3.50 Irish coffees and Wharf restaurant workers diving in for a few during the Gold Dust’s industry happy hour from 10 p.m. Read More
A homeless man was recently arrested on charges that he poured boiling water on a customer at a Starbucks in Fisherman’s Wharf, causing third degree burns.
The Feb. 20 assault reportedly occurred after the customer confronted the transient for allegedly stealing boxes of tea from the coffee shop at 2801 Jones St.
“In response, the thief threw a cup of boiling water on the man’s chest,” police at Central Station said. Read More
Impersonating a Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot attendant has apparently become an addiction for George Anderson.
The 50-year-old serial con artist who’s made plenty of headlines for duping parkers was reportedly arrested again in February only four days after being released from jail for three previous offenses. Read More
The Gold Dust Lounge was a beehive of activity midday Thursday as workers screwed light bulbs into brass fixtures while putting the finishing touches on the new Fisherman’s Wharf location. Read More
This crook will have to get his crabs in jail.
A man who attempted to use a stolen credit card at the famous Joe’s Crab Shack in Fisherman’s Wharf on Tuesday was arrested after the manager became suspicious.
About 2:15 p.m., police said, officers arrived at the Jefferson Street eatery, where the manager pointed out the crook. It soon became apparent to the officers why the suspect would be hungry: He had apparently just been to the gym. Read More
Three people were wounded — including a 12-year-old boy — in two separate shootings late Monday along San Francisco’s waterfront, where thousands of people gathered to ring in the new year. Read More
The long-awaited plan to transform a section of Jefferson Street into a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare is expected to begin next month. Read More
Muni is exploring new options for retrieving tunneling equipment in or near North Beach, including one that could save the agency $23 million while keeping the machinery underground indefinitely.
As part of its $1.6 billion Central Subway project, which will extend underground Metro service from South of Market to Chinatown, Muni wants to extract a tunnel-boring machine through Columbus Avenue. Preparation for that process began this year and will be finished by Thanksgiving 2013. Read More
‘Evil Elmo’ insists he’s not a creep.
The man who has become infamous from coast to coast for dressing up as the iconic “Sesame Street” character and launching into very public anti-Semitic rants declared Tuesday that children have nothing to worry about while he’s in The City.
But on Saturday morning, concerned residents had a much different take.
A woman was robbed inside a Fisherman’s Wharf business Monday morning, police said.The 34-year-old victim had just opened up the store in the 300 block of Jefferson Street about 9:15 a.m. when the suspect followed her inside. He told her to “give him the money or he was going to shoot her,” police said. However, no gun was seen. The robber fled with cash and no arrest has been made, police firstname.lastname@example.org Read More