Remember how we were so sad when Le Video seemed like it was going to close? The legendary 34-year-old Inner Sunset video store fought to stay alive with an Indiegogo campaign, but eventually, it was a partnership with another beloved business, Green Apple Books in the Inner Richmond, that allowed Le Video to remain open. In April, Green Apple made the announcement that it would open an outpost in the lower floor of the building, moving Le Video into the upper floor. Now, four months later, Green Apple Books on the Park is ready to open its doors and welcome business on the other side of Golden Gate Park.
According to its website, Green Apple Books on the Park will focus on children's books, fiction, cookbooks, and new releases, but it will also listen to what the customers in the 'hood want (I'd be interested in knowing if there's a big difference between Inner Richmond and Inner Sunset reads!). They also plan on holding more in-store events than their 506 Clement location.
I happened to run into Green Apple co-owner Kevin Hungsanger on Wednesday, and he was really excited about today's opening. He hinted that there would be a lot of giveaways and freebies for customers this weekend, so go out to the new Green Apple and give 'em your support!