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'Traffic' To Replace Touch Of Haight At 1597 Haight Street

'Traffic' To Replace Touch Of Haight At 1597 Haight Street
Photo: Camden Avery/Hoodline
By Camden Avery - Published on December 12, 2014.
Touch of Haight, the t-shirt, shot glass and bumper sticker shop at 1597 Haight St., has shuttered and closed for business.
The space, which before Touch of Haight was occupied for a brief time (only seven months) by the sex shop Behind Closed Doors, and even longer ago was part of Soul Patch Tattoo, is currently on record with the city under the new business name "Traffic".

Sam Sirhed, the building owner and owner of neighboring Burger Urge, declined to comment on the new tenant. However, according to Liquid Experience proprietor Firras Zawaideh, the plan for Traffic is to offer—wait for it—more t-shirts, though exactly what the vision is for Traffic remains unclear. We'll keep you posted with opening dates and details as we hear more about what could be the latest in the neighborhood's parade of t-shirteries.

In case you're keeping count, Traffic adds to a mix of recently opened t-shirt shops that includes Cukui, Fresh (announced but still to-be-opened) and Diamond Supply Co., as well as Black Scale, RVCA, and the everlasting Haight Ashbury T-shirts at Ashbury. 

As we found out last month, apparel makes up a whopping 40 percent of Haight Street’s storefronts, but just how much t-shirt business the neighborhood can sustain remains to be seen. We'll keep you posted.