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Like Clothes Contact on Valencia, Haight Street's La Rosa Vintage is a victim of the San Francisco rental market. But this isn't quite the same my-rent-just-doubled tale that we keep hearing from stores around town. Hoodline explains that La Rosa was part of Retro City Vintage, the company that also owns Held Over and Haight Ashbury Vintage on Haight Street, as well as Mission Thrift, Mars in Berkeley and Clothes Contact. Retro City owner Werner Werwie tells the blog that he decided to close La Rosa and shuffle his stores around after the rent at Haight Ashbury Vintage (currently at 1501 Haight Street), doubled from $7,000 to $14,000 per month.
On September 1, Haight Street Vintage will reopen in the La Rosa space with its less expensive, more tourist-friendly stock. If you're looking for high-end items from La Rosa or Haight Ashbury Vintage, check Held Over at 1543 Haight. If you're looking to open a shop in SF, be prepared to drop $14K per month on rent.
· Shop Shuffles: La Rosa Vintage Closed, Haight Ashbury Vintage Moving [Hoodline]
· Clothes Contact Has You Covered for Burning Man and Halloween [Racked]