Strange Sights in Ocean Beach

by on April 26, 2013 · 4 comments

in Culture, Economy, Environment, History, Ocean Beach

Here are some strange sights of Ocean Beach – sights one doesn’t see all that often during the life course of the village.

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Ever since Apple Tree Market closed, there’s been a fence around the entire lot.

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I’ve been in these here parts since 1961 and I’ve never seen weeds growing out of the largest parking lot in the village.  Amazing.

More Fences at Saratoga Street Park

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Never since this either – a fence around the entire corner at Abbott and Saratoga, including …

OB StrangeScenes OldHoda… the old Hodad’s – Dempsey’s building.

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A large project is coming soon.

What’s happening at the World Oil Lot at Voltaire and Sunset Cliffs?

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The lot appears to be for sale.  What about World Oil’s Sunset Plaza?

So strange.

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avatar Kris S April 26, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Wow, I spent a ton of time at Dempsey’s growing up. A great day of boogie boarding or body surfing and nothing quite hit the spot like one of their fantastic quesadilla’s. Takes me back!


avatar Jon April 28, 2013 at 8:16 am

The Apple tree lot is a real shame. A total waste of space. Any recent word on the fate of that property??


avatar gailpowell April 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm

I asked an employee at People’s Food Coop why they didn’t expand into the Apple Tree property since People’s is looking to open a second location in the county?

He told me that he knows for a fact that the old Apple Tree location is a dump and that it is loaded with asbestos. When contractors first went in to dismantle many of fixtures after it was vacated, I think that’s when it was discovered just how much work and money will be needed to clean the old place up. Oh, and probably several Haz-Mat teams too.


avatar Kenloc May 6, 2013 at 8:28 am

There is a letter attached to the gate from the city declaring the building and parking lot a public nuisance.It is dated May1st and gives the owners 1o days to fix a list of things.I see no sign of anything being done so far.Stay tuned……


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