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The Truth Behind the Latest Market Street Art Store Rumor

Rumors keep swirling about the art stores on Market Street. Here's the inside scoop.

Blick Art Materials on Market Street Photo: <a href="http://www.livesoma.com/2010/08/23/blick-art-materials/'">LiveSOMA</a>
Blick Art Materials on Market Street Photo: LiveSOMA

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Whispers around town had us worried that the Blick Art Materials on Market could be in jeopardy. Since —just a few blocks away— Flax Art and Design is set to lose its home in about a year, it wasn't a stretch of the imagination to believe that Blick Art could fall victim to the same fate of rent hikes or renovation. Fortunately, the rumor is not true. Nick, the store manager, tells Racked that it's actually Blick's small store on the Academy of Art University campus that will close. Since the store is only available to students, that probably won't affect you. Unless, of course, you're an Academy student, in which case you'll have to journey further into the city for your art supplies. At least the trusty location on Market will still be there in a pinch.
· Blick Art Materials [Official Site]
· T-Minus Thirteen Months Until Flax Won't Have a City Home [Racked SF]

Blick Art Materials

979 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103