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Greg Roden

Here, Kitty, Kitty

By Mark Ewert

Kitty Katty's (3804 17th St.) is the sweet domicile/store owned by the adorable Flower and is full of her wonderful art. But beneath the bright pink exteriors of the store, other forces live--spirits, perhaps from the time when 17th Street was a stream, flowing to the Mission.

"Lights flicker here for no reason, all the time," Flower says. "I spend more money on replacing light bulbs then I do on rent, it seems like. This whole neighborhood is full of the supernatural. Go look out at the intersection [17th and Sanchez streets]. Something weird has happened on every corner.

"The weirdest thing that's ever happened to me is that one day I found this old Victorian framed photo of a young woman buried amongst all these pictures I have on the top shelf. Now, I didn't put it there, and no one else comes into this place alone except me. There's just no way it could have gotten up there. And get this, the name on the back was Kitty Emmeline!

"So I'm not complaining. I think that Kitty wants me to do well. This is the luckiest place I've ever lived at. It has good vibes."

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From the November 2-15, 1998 issue of the Metropolitan.

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