Here is a picture of the grandfather of our current landlord, Brizio Pelfini, at the Ford Market in 1920 or so. I’ve met the family who ran it more as a corner store in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The kids grew up there, they lived in the back, over the refrigerator cases. For a short time before we opened 15 years ago, it was a furniture store.
So now, in this time, 1026 Valencia and I are both going back to our roots for a bit.
If you are a maker in the Bay Area, and think your goods would make a good fit for an iconic coffee bar and now general store, we’d love to hear from you.
And for those of you who are in Westchester County, New York, or who have loved ones who are, pick up the phone and call my sister to place an order: 914-967-3450. She makes the best comfort food -- I wish I could be eating it daily right now! Tell her that her little sister sent you.