In the second installment of a new series, Will Carroll meets unsuspecting passersby on Fillmore Street and gets their thoughts on the Lower Haight. (You can view part one here.)
Name: Zach G.
Originally from: New York City via South Florida
Occupation: Hip Hop Artist, Rad Reef Record Entrepreneur, Server at Hops & Hominy
Lives near: Duboce Triangle
Been here for: 7 months in the Lower Haight
What I like about the Lower Haight: The Lower Haight is a peaceful neighborhood. I also like how centrally located it is. I can go two blocks and get juiced.
What I would change: I want a good sneaker store and an authentic Thai restaurant.
Name: Elin Bengtsson
Originally from: Halmstad, Sweden
Occupation: Artist, painter, entertainer of customers and employees at Revolver on Fillmore
Lives near: The Mission
Been here for: 2 years in San Francisco, 6 months hanging out in the Lower Haight
What I like about the Lower Haight: All the nice coffee shops, being close to everything, and of course Revolver.
What I would change: Wish I had a permanent gig at Revolver, and also wish there were more commercial shops, restaurants etc. taking advantage of the opportunities in the neighborhood.
Name: Doug and Nuria Lee
Originally from: Lancaster, CA and Spain
Occupation: Professional Bass Player and Civil Engineer
Live near: Fillmore & Page
Been here for: 2 months (Doug) and 10 years (Nuria)
What we like about the Lower Haight: That the locals all seem to know one another, and that it has a very tight knit neighborhood feel.
What we would change: Why do the garbage trucks have to pick up at 6 AM every single day? Can’t they take a day off? Then again we no longer need an alarm so that’s a plus.
Thanks to this latest batch of Fillmore dwellers for sharing their faces and stories with us. Until next time!