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Feb 24, 2007 05:42 PM

Yum (Market Street) is gone

It was an odd little market, full of gorgeous bottles and cans that made for delicious if precious gifts. They had a wide selection of hard-to-find soft drinks. Anyone know what happened to it?

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  1. Oh man, sorry to hear that. Usually if there was no other place to get something, you could find it at Yum. They never had lots of business though and didn't develop the online business.

    The website is still up but doesn't mention closing. Ignore the business on there that says stuff about remodelling. It has said that from day one.

    Is the storefront empty?

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    1. re: rworange

      The space is completely empty. No signage on the door. A few pieces of mail are on the floor inside the door.

    2. An answering machine at Yum's number says the store has closed but to leave a message, as they're still checking in.

      1. That is very sad. I think they were really dumb not to be open on Sundays, though, and have told them as much (in different words) in the past. I have tried to go there several times during a bimonthly-or-so visit to the Deco Ghetto / Hayes Valley, forgetting they were closed on Sunday. They were also quite snotty and unfriendly, even when I displayed enthusiasm on many occasions over their products and store.

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        1. re: Atomica

          Paul is just a little quite and reserved. I didn't know him personally, but he liked Bizou so I saw him there over the years and we knew each other enough to recognize when passing in the street.

          I usually dealt with him since he had a sense for my likes and dislikes wine-wise over the years. The other staff sort of came and went and I didn't pay too much attention.

        2. I dropped by last weekend and the signs in the window indicated that they were "moving." I took that to mean they are going to another location, but I suppose it could just mean that they were just moving out after going out of business.

          Completely disagree on the personality of the staff. Paul is wonderful, and the one time I asked for recommendations on chocolate from one of his staff they were really patient, even though it took me forever to decide on what I wanted.

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          1. re: bigwheel042

            I had the same positive experiences. One of the staff would let me buy a delicious ginger scone early in the morning before they officially opened for the day. Someone else patiently explained the differences across numerous kinds of honey. I didn't go there often, but I miss them. It would be good if they were in fact opening up elsewhere.

            1. re: bigwheel042

              Luck of the draw. I'm more than willing to bestow major positive feedback on those who treat me kindly in their businesses. This did not happen the times I visited.

            2. This really is sad. They had so many things that were hard to find elsewhere, and were only a couple of blocks from me! I'll miss it.

              And I always received courteous, friendly and gracious service. The one time I went in looking for something they didn't have (chestnuts in cognac), Paul suggested trying Harvest Market. Then he insisted on calling them to make sure they had them before I made the trip over!