SF's German store closing after 48 years in Noe Valley

After nearly five decades of selling Ritter Sport bars and lingonberry jam in San Francisco's Noe Valley, Lehr's German Specialities is closing its one-of-a-kind shop on Church Street. A sign recently posted on the door announced the closure and...

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rangervicky
rangervicky
29 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Lehr’s was from another era. I’ll miss all their treats, German tabloids, and Christmas cookies. That block used to have Speckmann’s across the street, which I also miss. The Junket in El Cerrito is also closed now. Schade.

oohgodyeah
oohgodyeah
22 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Very sad to read this news. This is the last German markt left in SF as far as I know.

marcocom
marcocom
12 · 8 days ago · Reddit

I moved to SF from the Netherlands and was really excited to have that store just a block or two away. I was kind of bummed actually. They were pretty sparsely stocked.

Usually in America when you go to a German deli or market in a city, they’re stocked to the ceiling with so many varieties of canned goods and stockbroods and teas, etc, (Molanari’s style) but this store kind of reminded me more of what they call an ‘American store’ back in Europe. They’ll be kind of a random collection of small stock items like that. (Except of course selling American stuff, mostly junk food, from here)

Anyways I never went there much. I guess I’m not surprised they closed but I’m sad to hear we are losing another diverse and unique storefront here.

GoatLegRedux
GoatLegRedux
9 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Noooooo! That lady was mean as hell but super nice of you chatted her up and knew your shit.

Commodore_Vanderbilt
Commodore_Vanderbilt
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

I never knew there was a german market. Any others in the bay?

PM_Pics_of_Corgi
PM_Pics_of_Corgi
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Oh no, this is truly a loss for the city.