Supervisor Gordon Mar recently announced the launch of an innovative initiative, Sunset Art@Work, a program aimed at promoting and supporting local small businesses and providing a platform for local artists to showcase their ideas and talents.
JANE Consignment Celebrates 20 Years in the Richmond￼
A quintessential Richmond District business just reached an important milestone. This past summer, JANE Consignment, located at Clement Street and 24th Avenue, celebrated 20 years of serving the community.
Commentary: Saying Goodbye to Fabrix
Fabrix is a hidden gem, a beloved Fabric store, located on bustling Clement Street in the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco. This treasured business is now up for sale.
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.
A New Design Envisioned With Housing for Stonestown Mall
Trading in automobile parking lots for green space and pedestrian pathways is the core idea driving the renovation of the Stonestown Galleria because the traditional model for the shopping mall will either evolve or die.
City May Make Shared Spaces Permanent
After the first time the City shut down last year in March in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, it became apparent that restaurants, bars and clubs would not be opening up again anytime soon. People were losing jobs as small businesses struggled.
Press Release: Supervisor Chan to Propose Anchor Business Legislation
Supervisor Connie Chan will introduce legislation to expand the Legacy Business Program and create a second tier of small businesses known as Neighborhood Anchor Businesses.
Commentary: Support Outer Balboa Businesses
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.
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.”
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.
Editorial: S.O.S. – Save Our Stores!
I will get right to the point: local businesses need our help!
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.