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'Haight Street Bazar' Opens For Business Today In Former HYA Storefront

'Haight Street Bazar' Opens For Business Today In Former HYA Storefront
Photo: Camden Avery/Hoodline
By Camden Avery - Published on August 12, 2016.

The ground floor space at the corner of Haight and Cole has been empty since the Homeless Youth Alliance was ousted from the space two-and-a-half years ago due to a hike in rent prices.

While the corner space remains vacant, the easterly half of the retail space is finally back in business.

The new tenant, "Haight Street Bazar," the current name on the business license, is a purveyor of Tibetan goods, scarves, blankets, jewelry, tie-dyes, and other Haight-themed paraphernalia.

Apart from tie-dyes, Bazar has a large selection of cashmere and non-cashmere scarves for sale.

After a last-minute spruce-up Thursday evening and the following morning, Bazar is open for business. Everything from clothing to blankets, crystals, beaded necklaces, and small figurines can be found at the newly opened store.

For now, the shop's offerings are a little more minimalist than its competitors at Tibetan Gift Corner.

Employees of the business said although this is the first store in San Francisco for the owners, they have owned Tibetan gift shops in Berkeley for years.