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Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

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Columbus Avenue is a street that runs diagonally through the North Beach and Chinatown areas of San Francisco, California, from Washington and Montgomery Streets by the Transamerica Pyramid to Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf. This street is home to several notable venues, such as Jack Kerouac Alley, named for poet Jack Kerouac, City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio Cafe, and Bimbo's 365 Club.The street's original name was Montgomery Avenue, and was built in the 1870s. It was renamed Columbus Avenue in 1909.
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  • Columbus Avenue is about 1 mile in length and runs from Beach Street towards the financial district and ends at the foot of the Trans America Pyramid. There is a mix of restaurants, stores and eclecti...  more »
  • Columbus avenue is a street that slices diagonally through the grid of the city. The bulk of it is in the heart of little Italy, and little Italy has lots of heart. Find a trattoria with seating on th...  more »
  • Part of it goes through the area of Italian restaurants with prices to suit all budgets and good food, and off the China Town.
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