I remember how it was literally impossible to park on Fillmore and in Lower Haight in the evenings not so long ago – back in the day when many coffee shops, that no longer even exist, used to be open pass midnight, and the many dj bars were happening every night of the week. Open parking spots have become abundant ever since the above establishments have been replaced with sterile restaurants that close at 8 pm, make up stores, and fitness studios.
I could never just pull up and park by the Grove on Fillmore. Now, it as easy as it would be in any suburb. I don’t quite now if I should be happy about it or not. Can I be both?