Car crashes into Cliff’s Variety

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Well Pride weekend went off without major incidents in the Castro this year, that is, until this morning around 5AM. A driver of a black Mercedes Benz heading southbound on Castro crossed the lanes, smashed into a stationary concrete trash can and slammed into the side of Cliff’s Variety Store (479 Castro Street) before fleeing on foot according to @GayCastroSF on Twitter and the local CBS station.

No reported injuries so far.

It seems this won’t effect Cliff’s Variety Store’s biz as the car just rammed the corner of the outer entrance, so expect the shop to be open today as usual for all your random home and hardware needs.

Roy McKenzie

Roy has been a Castro resident since 2010 and is passionate about drag queens, bicycling, and food. Follow his babbling on Twitter.

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  1. Ramón says:

    If it’s a Mercedes convertible, I saw it driving on Castro Street – north on Saturday. The top was up, windows down and the stereo was blasting.

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  2. sjg says:

    This seems to be a trend in the Castro…the building where Kasa Indian food is was slammed by a car and Sullivan’s Funeral Home recently got hit by a truck. Actually the tea cafe ( I forget the name at the moment) on Sanchez and 18th got hit by a SUV a couple years ago.

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    • Once Castro Street is finished the trees, meters, leaning posts, utility poles and box will provide a first line of defense, but perhaps Cliff’s should install airbags just to be safe.

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  3. Peter says:

    Meanwhile, on Saturday evening a Sister and her husband were assaulted by a group of 6 “people” at 18th and Castro. More info on the “Stop the Violence” Facebook page.

    And as usual there was gunplay toward the end of the Pride festival.

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    • Thanks Peter! A story is going up tomorrow morning regarding the Sister who was attacked. Hopefully someone with some information will step up and share it with the police.

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  4. Look at how it glided across the super wide sidewalks!!!

    It’s like SFO now!!

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