one of the liveliest alternative exhibition spaces in San Francisco, has been threatened with loss of lease because of complaints from a neighboring merchant, Vintage Idol. Eleanor Harwood, who has been curating the space, asks Adobe supporters to act immediately, asking that they:

1. Write a letter in support of the store to Mr. Glass, the landlord. A short note about why Adobe is vital to the community would be great. The address is: Adobe Books, attention Eleanor Harwood, 3166 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

2. Go next door to to Vintage Idol and buy something and let the owner know that you come into Vintage Idol BECAUSE it’s next door to Adobe. Please be kind—this is an attempt at reconciliation. Nothing will be gained by being unkind or confrontational.

3. If you attend the opening on Friday stop in for a short time and then move on. Hopefully this is a temporary situation. But this is really critical—the landlord threatened to evict if there is one more “party”. AND NO DRINKING OUTSIDE ON THE SIDEWALK! This is one of her major complaints—and it is after all illegal so she has irrefutable grounds for complaint.

- Meredith Tromble [Thursday, April 15th, 2004]


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