Celebrate Glen Park! Bird & Beckett throws a free party for the neighborhood on the Third Thursday of Every Third Month, and we always celebrate a local star who helps make Glen Park the charmed place that it is!
This time out, the spotlight is on Marian Dalere.
Marian’s mom, Glory, founded the oldest business in the neighborhood — Dalere’s Beauty Salon — which opened in 1968 and is still going strong under Marian’s steady hand.
That’s Marian, her mom and Mayor London Breed in the “featured” photo above, when the Mayor came out to Glen Park in 2018 to celebrate the shop’s 50th anniversary. And here, at right, is Marian with the Mayor, flanked by her brothers Dave and Santos
Glory is still doing well, and is well cared for by Marian and her brothers in Glory’s house on Chenery Street. Dalere’s Salon opened in the space that now holds La Corneta, eventually moving over to Chenery Street across from the bookshop. Several years ago, Marian moved the shop upstairs off the street, and leased the storefront at a reasonable rent to The Cheese Boutique, when its long-time owners, Rashid and Nada Maalouf, lost the lease on their original space a couple doors down and were facing closure of their business or relocation out of the neighborhood. Marian’s generosity in that instance epitomizes her value to Glen Park. She’s also a tireless booster of the neighborhood and has caught the Mayor’s eye as a rambunctious and eloquent speaker and champion of San Francisco’s neighborhoods!
Come out to the bookshop for the party — it’s really about Glen Park and YOU, the people who make the neighborhood special. The party is wide open to you, your friends, and any Glen Park aficionados who want to drop in!
FREE BEER! And no cover charge.
Bring food and drink to share if you like, keep a mask on if you’re nervous or vulnerable, and feel free to donate to help us pay the band.
The band? The Autonomous Region — a quintet that’s the all-star house band of the International Hotel’s Club Mandalay Jazz Pop-Up, led by singer Caroline Cabading, with Chris Planas, guitar; Raymond Bambao, piano & ukulele; Vince Khoe, piano; Ben Luis, bass; and Tony Daquipa, drums.
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