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A sushi spot, an indoor playground and a 'dog birthday cake' specialist: Meet SF's newest businesses

Interested in getting the lowdown on the newest businesses to open in San Francisco? From a kids' playcenter to a boutique bakery for dogs, read on for a rundown of the newest spots to make their debut in the city in recent weeks.

Peek-a-Boo Factory

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Peek-a-boo Factory, a new indoor playcenter for kids 12 and under, recently debuted at 5411 Geary Blvd. in the Inner Richmond.

This location of Peek-a-Boo Factory, which also has outposts in Daly City and Livermore, consists of three distinct play areas: a three-story play structure with slides, swings, a zip line and more, open to children as young as 3; a "Ninja Fitness" course for ages 6-12; and a baby/toddler play area for children 3 and under. Other features include a parents' work space, a party room and a snack bar.

Admission to Peek-a-Boo Factory is $14 per child per visit, with multi-visit passes, group discounts and party packages also available (see the business's website for more information).

Functional Elements Studio

Photo: Functional Elements Studio/Yelp

Now open at 1747 Church St. in Noe Valley is Functional Elements Studio, a circuit training gym that offers personal training and spin classes.

Functional Elements Studio's core offering is its Infinity Circuit, a personal training regimen designed around a regularly rotating selection of exercises. It also offers cycling and TRX classes, which are available a la carte, in packages or as part of the gym's unlimited monthly membership ($189/month).

Visit Functional Elements Studio's website for more information on scheduling and pricing.

Izakaya Mayumi

Photo: Bankie G./Yelp

New to the Outer Richmond is Japanese restaurant Izakaya Mayumi (2221 Clement St.), which offers a menu of small plates and shareables.

Stop in for wagyu beef nigiri, salmon sashimi, "uni on the spoon," an assortment of grilled meat and seafood skewers, ramen, noodle dishes and more.

On the drink list are beer, wine, soju and more than a dozen kinds of sake, organized by region and flavor profile and served by the glass or bottle.


Photo: Ken K./Yelp

Over at 2024 Irving St. in the Outer Sunset, Taiwanese grocery chain VegeFarm recently launched its first San Francisco location.

VegeFarm specializes in vegetarian- and vegan-friendly foods and offers more than 300 plant-based products, including noodles; snacks; and 100%-vegetarian takes on tuna rolls, pork belly, chicken nuggets and barbecue pork.

VegeFarm, which has been in business for more than 70 years, has more than 25 stores around the world, according to its website. This is its second U.S. location, following a store in San Jose.


Photo: Mishka/Yelp

Finally, boutique pet store Mishka recently opened at 3334 Sacramento St. in Presidio Heights.

The new shop specializes in homemade organic dog treats, which resemble delicate cakes and candies, but come in pet-friendly flavors like lamb, beef, turkey and chicken.

Mishka also sells "birthday cakes" for dogs ($65 each), as well as pet clothes and other accessories.

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.


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