The Walgreens at 745 Clement St. will close on Nov. 15, joining four other stores that the company recently announced it was closing, and adding to the 17 stores the company has shuttered throughout the last five years.
‘The Front Steps’: Return of the “Mummy House”
With Halloween right around the corner, housing watchers with long memories may wonder whatever became of the Richmond’s scariest home listing? We’re talking about the so-called “mummy house” at 152 4th Avenue, […]
Richmond Autumn Moon Festival Rises Again￼
One of the entertainers at the Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival wears a colorful outfit to help celebrate Chinese culture.
SF Board of Supes Votes to Make Parklets Permanent
On July 20, the SF Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation making the Shared Spaces program permanent. The decision changes the nature of the parklets from an emergency response to the pandemic to an ongoing part of San Francisco’s streetscape.
Updates from D-1 Supervisor Connie Chan
In this edition of my newsletter, you’ll find information on: COVID response and vaccine updatesCommunity events including upcoming town halls on transit projects, housing, virtual office hours, free laundry day, and more.
Board of Supes Rejects AT&T’s Bid to Install Cell Towers on Second Avenue
For now, only one area of the Richmond District is officially without AT&T coverage, after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pulled the plug on putting cellphone antennae onto a rooftop at Second Avenue and Balboa Street.
Restaurant Parklets Sprout in the Richmond
Parklets and “shared spaces” are popping up like mushrooms on the streets in front of restaurants, diners and other services throughout the Richmond District as businesses struggle to recover from the pandemic’s economic chaos.
A View of Louis’ Restaurant Through the Ages
The history of Louis’ Restaurant brings a rich visual story of not just the location but also the people, friends, family, employees and even Adolph Sutro’s nephew who negotiated a deal with Louie and his wife Helen in opening up a cafe on the Point Lobos Avenue cliffside in 1936.
Sponsored: Shoestring Radio Theatre is Alive and Well in San Francisco’s Richmond District
Shoestring Radio Theatre, which has been producing radio shows for 32 years, is not letting COVID-19 get in the way of providing radio drama for fans of the art (and there are many).
‘The Carpenter and the Cactus’
My neighborhood is home to what may very well be the tallest cactus in San Francisco. I have no data to back that up, but I’m pretty confident about it.
Richmond District is Open for Business Facebook Group, and Real Estate is on Pause
Column by Alexandr Clark I hope everyone out there is doing well, staying healthy, and staying calm during these trying times. It’s not easy, that’s for sure – especially with teenagers home […]
Dueling Lawsuits Filed Over Handling of Funeral Funds
One lawsuit brought by the California attorney general and joined by the district attorney’s offices of Marin, Alameda and San Francisco counties against the Neptune Society and its parent company, Service Corporation International (SCI), accuses the funeral and cremation company of using a fraudulent marketing scheme to bilk consumers by taking money out of a trust fund set up to reimburse customers who pay in advance but later change their plans and seek refunds.
Phyllis Nabhan: Renaissance Woman of the Richmond
Gaslight & Shadows Antiques, at Clement Street and 25th Avenue, is a one-of-a-kind antique store. Phyllis Nabhan, the owner since 1976, remembers when there were lots of antique dealers on Clement Street. Her store, now the only one remaining, offers an eclectic mix of items for casual shoppers to serious collectors.
Richmond District Real-Time Real Estate Report | The Front Steps
Column by Alexander Clark The market is starting to heat up. By heat up, I’m talking what little inventory shows up, quickly going into contract. It’s too soon to note any price […]
Richmond District Real Estate Snapshot
Column by Alexander Clark Happy new year to everyone in the Richmond/Sunset (or those that aspire to live here). It’s been a typically quiet holiday season in the world of real estate, […]