Richmond Business News

Commentary: Support Outer Balboa Businesses

By Nancy DeStefanis

As a longtime resident of the Outer Richmond, I believe it’s important to support our local businesses and help them get through the devastating impact of the pandemic. The Balboa Street corridor features a variety of restaurants offering take-out and delivery, as well as parklets for eating outside. In addition, specialty shops and cafes abound. It’s important to support them now- so they can survive this challenging time.

Owner Susie stands outside IQ Creative Studios which offers art classes for children.
Simple Pleasures Cafe owners Akmid and Diana stand ready to welcome customers to their Outer Richmond restaurant. 
Gus’ Discount Tackle has been a fixture on Outer Balboa Street for more than half a century. Current owner Stephanie Ernst Scott is the daughter of the founder, Gus Ernst. Read more about Gus’ HERE.
Hungry customers can finds lots of tempting treats at Butter Love Bakeshop.
Balboa Produce owner Jose Aguayo. 
Krystal holds a cup of goodness in front of La Promenade Cafe.

Find more online about the above businesses:

CREATIVE IQ

SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE

GUS’ DISCOUNT TACKLE

BUTTER LOVE BAKESHOP

BALBOA PRODUCE

LA PROMENADE CAFE

Outer Richmond resident Nancy DeStefanis. Photo by Helene Sobol.

Learn more about Nancy DeStefanis (a.k.a. the Heron Lady) HERE

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