Toronado S.D., Expanding?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by jamex, Mar 11, 2013.

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  1. jamex

    jamex Aspirant (244) Feb 13, 2010 California

    Anyone heard any info on this? I heard this weekend there are plans in the works to take over the Thrift shop next door.

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  2. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (320) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    I did not hear this but holy shit that would be amazing.
     
  3. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2006 California

    I shrieked with joy and my wallet just committed suicide.
     
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  4. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Covert 1/2 the new space to cold storage and install another 100 taps.

    Who'd you hear this from?
     
  5. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    Sort of amusing, given the reaction of the thrift store owner to the line outside Toronado when they did the Valentine's Day Pliny the Younger tapping at 10 AM.
     
  6. riko

    riko Aspirant (207) Jan 18, 2008 California
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    I didn't see that reaction but did see them complain when the Zwanze line went past their entrance instead of the other direction.
     
  7. jamex

    jamex Aspirant (244) Feb 13, 2010 California

    A guy working at Hess.
     
  8. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    He seemed pretty amused by the whole thing, sort of a "wow - all these people here this early for a beer" type of reaction.
     
  9. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Let me know when the thrift shop is closed for business. AKA: I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  10. Sebowski

    Sebowski Initiate (122) Jan 11, 2010 California
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    I heard that the H&R Block right next door is going out of business on April 16th.
     
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  11. dimce

    dimce Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 California
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    This would be pretty awesome
     
  12. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I have heard this all before. Believe it when I see it. I would love this to happen though.
     
  13. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    It is closing the day after the book store next to Alpine's pub.
     
  14. vapodge

    vapodge Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Florida

    I would much rather Toronado stay the same size than that thrift store leave. That place is invaluable to the community. However, if they're relocating...
     
  15. beerdweeb

    beerdweeb Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2010 California
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    Why is everyone stoked on this...? More taps isn't always a good thing. I've never been there at a time when it wasn't reasonably easy to grab a seat somewhere. And standing isn't the worst thing in the world by any means...
     
  16. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Shin splints bro...
     
  17. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2006 California

    If you've always been able to grab a seat that means you don't go to Toronado enough!
     
  18. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (320) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Don't want / need more taps. Just want a fucking place to sit on a Saturday night...
     
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  19. beerdweeb

    beerdweeb Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2010 California
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    Fair enough!
     
  20. Xul

    Xul Crusader (760) May 18, 2008 California

    Precisely. If they want to add more taps, add 10 more, anything more than 60 taps and you begin to get into territory where you risk not turning over inventory fast enough (try going to a Yard House and ordering something like a Boddington's...not that it's an exciting beer fresh, but unintentional aging does it no favors). Leave the bar mostly as-is, add more tables and if the thrift-store has space in back, a non-smoking patio.
     
  21. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California


    I would love this! I like sitting outside but I cannot stand smoke.
     
  22. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    Given the amount that wafts in through the back door and out the front door (sort of a wind tunnel effect), you aren't really avoiding it much now sitting inside.
     
  23. Xul

    Xul Crusader (760) May 18, 2008 California

    When the bar is crowded enough, the smell of beard and sweat masks the smoke wafting in from the patio.
     
  24. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    I mostly make afternoon trips, so I've never experienced that.
     
  25. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    ...What kind of beard has a smell?
     
  26. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    One with yeast cultures, like that dude at Rogue.
     
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  27. Xul

    Xul Crusader (760) May 18, 2008 California

    Two kinds:
    1) The kind that is regularly shampooed and conditioned, and therefore has a faint aroma of coconuts and vanilla.
    2) The kind that is attached to people who don't apply much value to showering regularly. Perhaps this could be solved by Suave and L'Oreal doing limited, factory-only releases...
     
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  28. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    HIPSTERS!!!
     
  29. thatinvisibo

    thatinvisibo Initiate (187) Sep 5, 2005 California

    So, it looks like the thrift shop next door is changing locations. They're about halfway done moving their stuff out...
     
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