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San Jose’s Former Faber’s Cyclery Building Burns Down

The building that was Faber’s Cyclery has sat on First St in San Jose since 1884. Just weeks after the business closed, an eerily predictive article describing the possibility of it being burned down came true when fire tore through the old building on April 25th, 2013. In a 2008 Metro “Silicon Alleys” article, journalist Gary Singh wrote:

Sadly, everything in this town comes down to real estate, and the property upon which Faber’s sits is on the chopping block, meaning that it’s only a matter of time before some heartless inhuman monster swoops in, buys the property and flattens the place. Either that, or it will mysteriously burn down like other buildings that seem to prevent developers from having their way.