It's A Wrap: 'Cliché Noe Gifts + Home' Closes After 6 Years In Noe Valley

Photo: Cliché Noe Gifts + Home/Yelp
By Teresa Hammerl - Published on December 26, 2017.

After six years of operating in Noe Valley, Cliché Noe Gifts + Home (4175 24th St. at Diamond) is closing next month, owners Dani Sheehan Meyer and Fred Meyer have announced.

"The truth is, we are heartbroken," she wrote in a notice posted to the gift shop's website

"Retail is being hammered by online shopping and what can we do," Sheehan-Meyer wrote in the note, which described ongoing efforts to promote the shop.

Drawing on her career in sales and marketing, "we tried everything!" she noted, including serving on merchants' associations, opening a pop-up art gallery and working with area nonprofits.

Photo: Dani S./Yelp

"I served on the board of directors of the San Francisco Council District Merchant Association and through the Mayor’s office, we helped launch the Shop Dine 49 campaign," she said.

Sheehan-Meyer also noted that an SFMade partnership was a huge success over the holidays and that the shop "truly tried to reflect the needs of our customers with our goods and services."

As we reported in August, Cliché Noe Gifts + Home dedicated a permanent section of its space as an SFMade corner to support local manufacturing.

Photo: Cliché Noe Gifts + Home/Yelp

The store is having a clearance sale, taking 60 percent off items until December 31st and 70 percent off from January 1st until January 7th. Its remaining stock of jewelry, toys, books, sunglasses, housewares, barware, decor and fixtures are priced to move.

In her goodbye, she thanked her staff, as well as her husband Fred Meyer, "who gave me my dream." Sheehan-Meyer, who owns the space (formerly occupied by the San Francisco Mystery Bookstore) plans to put it on the market after the clearance sale.

"It’s going to be okay," she said. 

See something interesting while you’re out and about? Text Hoodline and we’ll try to find out what's going on: 415-200-3233.

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro gets second Shared Spaces street closure, Noe Street goes car-free this Sunday

SFMTA approved the Castro Merchants' request to close Noe Street between 16th and Market Streets and Beaver Street. Castro residents will be familiar with the footprint as it's the same one used for Castro Farmers' Market on Wednesdays. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Citing pressures of the pandemic, Haight Ashbury T-Shirts to close this winter after 43 years

After 43 years in business, the family-owned Upper Haight mainstay Haight Ashbury T-Shirts is closing permanently at the end of the year, citing the economic pressures of a pandemic that's killed virtually all tourist traffic to the neighborhood. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

Martin Yan’s Westfield Centre restaurant M.Y. China closes permanently

A lucrative location was rendered a terrible location when the pandemic hit, and Martin Yan’s namesake foray into shopping mall chic has closed. Read More

Nov 23, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Muni station elevator project delayed, Harvey Milk Plaza redesign slowly moves forward

Hoodline has learned that the construction of a new glass elevator at Castro Muni station and Harvey Milk Plaza (Market and Castro Streets) has been delayed until fall 2021. Read More