Ocean Beach Cafe is a new restaurant on La Playa Street between Balboa and Cabrillo, led by former bartender Joshua James. After 20 years in the restaurant industry, he has finally opening his own place. But this time around, none of the drinks have alcohol.
Environmental Impact Concerns Stall Whole Foods Store’s Move into New Geary and Masonic Location
A Whole Foods store’s move into the City Center at Masonic Avenue and Geary Boulevard is now on hold after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors reversed a decision by the SF Planning Department to exempt the project from an environmental review.
For the Love of Small Business
Small businesses are the heart of the Richmond District.
Outdoor Dining Offered a Glimmer of Hope for Struggling Businesses
While being open or closed is a moving target for restaurants, many of outdoor dining spaces had become an attraction to residents and visitors who enjoy going out to eat and crave a sense of community.
City Extends Eviction Ban Throwing Lifeline to Small Businesses
To slow the spread of small business failures during the pandemic, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has expanded and extended a moratorium on evicting commercial tenants who cannot pay rent because of COVID-19.
San Francisco’s Hometown Creamery Keeps the Scoops Coming During Pandemic
Nothing about 2020 has been typical, but brothers Saadi and Adar Halil, the co-owners and founders of Hometown Creamery, have stayed optimistic. They have also managed to stay open during the most challenging circumstances for small businesses in memory.
Shared Spaces Program Offers Relief to Struggling Businesses
According to the SFMTA website, “Shared Spaces allows merchants to use sidewalks, full or partial streets, and other nearby public spaces like parks, parking lots and plazas for restaurant pick-up and other neighborhood retail activities.”
Adapting to Change and Surviving the Pandemic: Hockey Haven
The Hockey Haven has operated continuously for more than 70 years, up until the past few months of shelter in place. They are one of the many small businesses in the Richmond District that have been impacted by the pandemic.
Sunset Businesses Take Steps Toward Reopening
San Francisco restaurants started serving customers at outdoor tables on June 15 after three months of being restricted to take-out and delivery to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Toy Boat Dessert Cafe Owners Set Sail After 38 Years in Business
Roberta Mindich-Fink and Jesse Fink remember so many people who have come through the doors of Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, at the corner of Clement Street and Fifth Avenue, that it is hard to recall all of them at once.
Struggling Richmond Businesses See Signs of Hope
While businesses in the Richmond District are facing tremendous challenges due to the shutdown to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, there are also glimmers of hope.
Gus’ Discount Tackle: an Anchor on Balboa for More Than 50 Years
Gui Oliveira profiles an old family-run business in the Richmond, Gus’ Discount Tackle.
COVID-19 Shutdown Leaves Businesses Struggling to Survive
Small Businesses in the Richmond are reeling from shelter-in-place orders that have left non-essential businesses struggling to survive.
Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat as Shutdown is Extended
As shelter-in-place orders are extended a number of small business owners struggle to stay open.
Andytown Coffee and Its Customers Pitch in to Support, Thank Healthcare Workers
Andytown Coffee has joined other local businesses in the healthcare delivery program to support San Francisco hospitals.