Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Retail & Industry
Published on March 25, 2024
Castro Business Briefs: Palmetto Superfoods & SF Grocery Outlet Open, Fave & Castro Massage Coming SoonPhoto: Palmetto Superfoods/Instagram

Here's a brief roundup of recent changes to Castro area businesses. In this edition, two new businesses have recently opened in the Castro and two more are on the way including an acai shop, a clothing store, a small grocery store, and a massage business.


Palmetto Superfoods (3809 18th Street)

Palmetto Superfoods opened last month at 3809 18th Street, formerly Cuia Acai and Bebebar.

Palmetto is co-owned by sisters Thais and Amanda Moreira who own Cafe de Casa and CEO Charles Less.

The Brazilian Cafe de Casa opened in the Castro in 2019 in the former Hearth Coffee Roasters adjacent to Jane Warner Plaza.

Palmetto Superfoods is now open at 3809 18th St. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline


Customers can order from a variety of Brazilian acai bowls and smoothies. 

In 2019, Palmetto opened its first location in the Inner Richmond.

Palmetto currently has six locations, including Inner Richmond, Cow Hollow, Dolores Park, Burlingame, Santana Row, and Palo Alto.

According to its website, Palmetto plans to open an additional nine locations with stores throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.


SF Grocery Outlet (4057 18th Street)

SF Grocery Outlet has opened at 4057 18th St. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline


SF Grocery Outlet is now open at 4057 18th Street, in the space formerly home to Castro sex shop Chaps.

Chaps closed in 2019 after 25 years in the neighborhood.

The convenience store offers a limited selection of grocery items including snacks and drinks.


Fave (329 Noe Street)

Fave, a new handmade apparel and screen print shop will be opening soon at 329 Noe Street.

The space was the longtime home of Great Tan which closed in 2021 after 38 years in the Castro.

Fave store owner Danae Lintz tells Hoodline that the shop will open next month.

Fave Brand opens next month at 329 Noe St. | Photo Steven Bracco/Hoodline

"Fave will be a screen print shop and queer mall that host my brand Fave as well as other local queer artists," said Lintz.

Lintz said Fave is currently looking for additional artists to rent out space inside the store.

Fave will also host classes and community events inside the store.

Castro residents and visitors may recognize Lintz as she's been selling her apparel outside the Castro Street public parking lot.

Lintz is working on remodeling the space and looks forward to opening next month.

Hoodline will have a full story about the store when it opens.


Castro Star Massage (3903 18th Street)

Castro Star Massage is headed for 3903 18th Street, formerly dog grooming businesses En Vouge Dog Grooming and Deja Groom.

Castro Star Massage will offer full body, deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stone massages.

Castro Star Massage will open at 3903 18th St. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline


Business hours will be seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

En Vogue Dog Grooming opened in January 2022 and rebranded as Deja Groom in February 2023.

Property owned Mari Tomiyama told Hoodline Deja Groom and its owner Andre Norwood were evicted in January due to missed rent payments.

Thanks to Hoodline tipster Christopher V. If you've seen something new (or closing) in the neighborhood, text your tips and photos to (415) 200-3233, or email [email protected]. If we use your info in a story, we'll give you credit.