This Borders isn't nearly as well-stocked as the one downtown. It is located in a mall area, so the building itself is only one story, and space is limited. Not nearly as many sections as the one downtown. If you have a choice, don't come to this one.
I love browsing in bookstores. And Borders is great for that. Three levels of reading materials await you. And the staff are always helpful, at least when I've been there. I go there to read the magazines, buy fiction, and sometimes to get travel books. Good selection of cooking books, too. The cafe seems packed on weekends. Oh, the kids' section is very abundant, too. Located near Union Square, you may have to walk around tourists to get to it.
I am not exaggerating about the zoo-like quality of this Costco. I come here and have to take a time out afterwards, do some yoga, and recompose myself. Driving here is a nightmare, looking for parking sucks, and well, it may not be crowded, the warehouse is huge, but it feels like it is. I recommend going down to Daly City than coming here for your Costco shopping.
CONS: ack- sensory overload.
okay, this Costco isn't as hectic as the one in the city, but it definitely can be quite a circus here on weekends. The plus is that it has a gas station, and Costco gas is cheaper than other gas stations. But if you live in the vicinity, I recommend going to the Costco near the SFO airport, since it is so much more calmer than this Costco. And definitely a lot better than the one in SF.
PROS: gas station
Cost Plus is a great store for those looking for something a little different in their home decor. Very pleasant store to walk around in, though a little crowded. However, this store is moving to a new location in Westlake Village, next to the Trader Jo's there. This will very convenient, and will increase my trips to Cost Plus.
It's right next to Target, which makes it convenient. Yet, it's not the nicest ToysRUs I've been too. It looks old, maybe a bit run-down on the outside, and the bathrooms are old too (peeling paint). It's alright, as far as these stores go.
I love my Honda. It's a great car, and I'm glad I bought it. However, the process to get the car was less than desired. The salesman was completely the stereotype of sleaze that carsales people are imagined to be. Slimy is the word I would use, and he really pushed the limit in making us wait to get an estimate of how much we were going to pay for our car. Unhappy was my experience here. Go to another Honda dealer, please.
CONS: Slimy sales men
I have been out of health insurance for the past 8 months, and I sure miss it. I was a patient at the Mt. Zion Women's Health Clinic and received the best treatment, whether for a regular "women's" check-up or for primary care. I've had to go to Planned Parenthood in the lack of insurance, and it does not compare one iota. The doctors and nurses and staff are supremely well-natured, and willing to talk/work out your issues.
Since my son was born, he's been going to UC and visiting one nurse practitioner, who is very good at what she does. However, it seems that she is always on the go, always backed up, and always running late. I don't know if they over-burden her with patients, or if the system itself over-books her, but I would like to see our nurse for a little longer during our wellness check-ups. The good thing is that for emergencies, this is a good place to go; however, for primary care, you may want to check out other options available through your health plan.
CONS: too busy, not enough time with patients
Planetweavers is one of the stores I love to just walk into and spend an hour browsing. It has a good selection of incense, candles, and candle holders, plus a variety of lotions and oils to make you smell good. Has a selection of self-help books, and pretty things to look at on the walls.
PROS: calm, relaxed environment