Familiar summer sights in San Francisco include crowds basking in the sun at Dolores Park, tourists shivering in T-shirts while they ride cable cars, and the City Hall Pop-Up Shop, which returns on Tuesday, May 8.
Back for its third run, the pop-up shop brings more than 40 makers, artisans and merchants from every district of the city to showcase their locally-made wares from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.
More than 2,000 shoppers are expected to drop by to meet the skilled artisans behind a diverse array of local manufacturers.
Featured vendors include Embla, maker of 3D-printed geometric designer candles; Dog Patch SF, which transforms recycled climbing ropes into colorful, sturdy dog leashes; Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, supplier of freshly made fortune cookies from Chinatown; and Urban Farmgirls, specializing in handmade pottery, succulent wreaths and garden design.
The semi-annual pop-up shop — a collaboration between the nonprofit SFMade, Square, Mayor Mark Farrell, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce — debuted last May to support local makers, promote shopping locally, and help create jobs and opportunities.
“Supporting our local businesses at the City Hall pop-up helps preserve San Francisco’s character, supports neighborhood jobs and bolsters the economy," said Tallia Hart, president and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
"It’s time to step outside, peruse the diverse offerings at City Hall and get to know the small business people that make up the fabric of our incredible city.”
For more information about this season's City Hall Pop-up Shop, visit shopdine49.com.
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