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Dear Babe,

Now that Polkadot Variety is gone, is there anywhere around Polk. St that can I find great Halloween decorations?

Thanks,
Pining for Polkadot

Dear Pining,

Yes! In the exact same place! See, the store that took over Polkadot’s space has some of the best decorations for Halloween ever. It’s called Terrasol and it’s at 1742 Polk St. (that’s near Washington St), and they have great tchotchkes all year round.

I don’t think I’ll ever stop missing Polkadot Variety but the people at Terrasol are so nice that I feel a little bit better about the loss when I’m in their store.

xx
Babe
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  • Matt Baume

    Oh you know who’s also good is Xapno in the lower Haight. The website looks a bit foofy, but the store itself is kind of a steampunk flowershop. Very nice place to get some interesting-looking plants. And also! The Perish Trust on Diviz is excellent for weird old-timey antique knicknacks.

    Both of these stores were brought to my attention by art walks, which I think speaks to the value of having events like those.

  • Babe Scanlon

    Thanks Matt! I can’t wait to go check out those stores.

    What’s an art walk?

    xx