Small businesses are the heart of the Richmond District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gui Oliveira profiles an old family-run business in the Richmond, Gus’ Discount Tackle.
Small Businesses in the Richmond are reeling from shelter-in-place orders that have left non-essential businesses struggling to survive.
As shelter-in-place orders are extended a number of small business owners struggle to stay open.