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San Francisco, California: 826 Valencia: Pirate Supply Store

Writer Dave Eggers' community student tutoring building had to include a "retail business," so he opened a store to meet every need of the modern pirate. Drawers full of patches, peg legs, cures for scurvy, hook protectors (for sleeping), and a blob of 8 mop-heads that dropped from the ceiling onto unsuspecting visitors.

826 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA
19th St. and Valencia St. west side.
Daily 12-6 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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826 Valencia: Pirate Supply Store

A fun store with lots of thematic pirate kitsch, but I honestly don't know how the owner can afford to make rent. It was jam-packed when I went, but I never saw anyone buy anything. It's like a museum.

[Brynn S., 12/03/2019]

We always stop in to see the latest wares desired by modern pirates... and when our supply of Peg Leg Oil is running low.

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