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“Upscale Shopping and Chinatown”
Review of Stockton Street

Reviewed 28 January 2016

I often find myself on Stockton Street during visits to San Francisco.This long North/South thoroughfare runs between Market and Beach streets and includes a tunnel that extends for a bit more than two blocks. Buses travel the street regularly and many can be picked up near Union Square -- an upscale shopping district.

As an architecture buff, I always like to go into Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton, which was the City of Paris when I lived in the SF Bay area. The building went up in 1909 and features a magnificent 2,600-piece glass dome. I've never seen many customers here, though, likely because of the high prices.

I spend much more time walking through Stockton's Chinatown section during the day when sidewalks teem with elderly Chinese out shopping. The area reminds me of busy districts I've visited in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Many of the ground-floor stores, with apartments above, display food items ranging from barbecued ducks with heads intact to live fish and other sea creatures swimming in tanks. Vegetables and fruit fill bins outside many stores. Shoppers chatter in Cantonese and Mandarin. I find this to be a fun place to explore and the most interesting part of Chinatown.

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Stockton street is the main market street in the area of Chinatown, where fresh produce is sold from shops and stand all across it. Weird Chinese stores selling exotic foodstuff that doesn't have an English name and an Asian candy shop where only the brave dare - All this and more, on Stockton Street.

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

I stayed on Stockton Street for business and over the 4th of July weekend this year.

It's a relatively quiet street, but the entire length features a wide range of shops, restaurants and attractions. If you get time to walk it, it's fascinating.

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

San Fran...the city that never sleeps....not. We couldn't find a parking space until just before 6:00 pm and at 6:00 pm the vast majority of the shops closed. A few restaurants still open but it was a disappointment.

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

There are several shops on the street with everything you can think of. Pressed duck and prepared food, clothes, vegetables, silk komonos, lottery tickets, all sorts of fun things. It's crowded with elderly Chinese people doing their daily shopping, and the language is a sharp contrast to what the English speaker is used to.

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