Old May 22, 08, 10:13 am
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: New York, UA Plt 2MM Marriott Lifetime PLT
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As someone who grew up in SF, the closing of the Equinox is very sad. I remember lining up back in the 70's just to get in the elevator. Back then the views were wonderful, but as more and more office buildings were built, the views became blocked. In recent years, you spent more time looking into office buildings then bay and bridge views. Still, as San Francisco's only revolving bar, it was unique and a landmark. With the demise of the Crown Room (Fairmont), Oz and Victor's (St Francis), and Sherlock Holmes (Holiday Inn), San Francisco's rooftop bars seem to be an endangered species. The last time I was at the Top of The Mark, tourists were dressed in jeans and sweatshirts. In their heyday, those bars (Equinox included) had a dress code and were very classy places to take a date.
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