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Custom-tailored designer fashion pop-up opens on Castro StreetJul 19, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Custom-tailored designer fashion pop-up opens on Castro Street

Freeborn Designs, in the former Flying Falafel/Socialhaus/Outfit space at 463 Castro, offers a variety of custom-tailored suits, blazers, and vests for both men and women. Read More

Game On: Castro arcade bar The Detour hits the restart buttonJul 02, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Game On: Castro arcade bar The Detour hits the restart button

Castro arcade bar and restaurant The Detour is set to reopen Monday, July 5, after hitting the pause button in October and temporarily closing due in part to COVID-19. Read More

Church & Market Safeway moves shopping carts inside after 160 carts stolenJul 02, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Church & Market Safeway moves shopping carts inside after 160 carts stolen

The Church and Market Safeway has moved all its shopping carts inside the store after 160 carts were stolen in recent weeks. Read More

Castro Business Briefs: Sui Generis temporarily moves, The Café announces reopening, Golden Grill closesJul 01, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Business Briefs: Sui Generis temporarily moves, The Café announces reopening, Golden Grill closes

Here's a brief roundup of recent changes to Castro area businesses. In this edition: a designer consignment shop temporarily moves, a nightclub announces its reopening, and a sandwich shop closes. Read More

Final phase of Upper Market Street Safety Project construction begins July 1Jun 28, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Hayes Valley Mission

Final phase of Upper Market Street Safety Project construction begins July 1

Construction on the final phase of the Upper Market Street Safety Project is set to begin Thursday, July 1. The project aims to increase safety and comfort for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike on Upper Market Street between Octavia Boulevard and Castro Street.  Read More

SF Eagle set to reopen in SoMa for Pride WeekendJun 24, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

SF Eagle set to reopen in SoMa for Pride Weekend

Just in time for Pride Weekend, SoMa LGBTQ+ bar SF Eagle (398 12th St.) has announced it will reopen Friday after an 15-month pandemic induced temporary closure. Read More

Castro neighborhood group releases preliminary designs for Harvey Milk Plaza redoJun 24, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro neighborhood group releases preliminary designs for Harvey Milk Plaza redo

On Wednesday, the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza released preliminary designs for the redo of Castro's Harvey Milk Plaza during a virtual public meeting. Read More

Driver crashes into and destroys parklets at Aquitaine & The BoomboxJun 18, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Driver crashes into and destroys parklets at Aquitaine & The Boombox

Early Friday morning, the driver of a vehicle crashed into and destroyed two parklets at Church and Market streets.  Read More

Castro CBD holds contentious town hall on security camera proposalApr 28, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro CBD holds contentious town hall on security camera proposal

After months of delays, the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit (Castro CBD) held a virtual town hall Tuesday about its proposal to install a private network of 125 security cameras, and it was highly contentious. Read More

Castro cannabis retailer Flore Store announces 4/20 opening & mural competitionJan 27, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro cannabis retailer Flore Store announces 4/20 opening & mural competition

The Castro's newest cannabis retailer Flore Store (258 Noe St.) has announced its grand opening on 4/20 — across the street from Flore a.k.a. Cafe Flore. Read More

Gilbert Baker Foundation unveils Pride Flag art exhibit 'In Their Own Voices' at Harvey Milk's former camera shopJun 04, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Gilbert Baker Foundation unveils Pride Flag art exhibit 'In Their Own Voices' at Harvey Milk's former camera shop

On Tuesday the Gilbert Baker Foundation in partnership with the GLBT Historical Society unveiled a new Pride Flag pop-up art exhibit "In Their Own Eyes" at Harvey Milk's former camera shop at 575 Castro Street. Read More

Castro CBD votes to end private security camera proposal funded by tech entrepreneurJun 08, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro CBD votes to end private security camera proposal funded by tech entrepreneur

On Monday, the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) voted to scuttle its proposal to install a private network of 125 security cameras. Read More

Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours resumes in-person tours & releases virtual tourJun 07, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours resumes in-person tours & releases virtual tour

Just this week, Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours announced in-person tours have resumed, and she's released a new 45-minute virtual tour titled "The Castro - A Community Advocating for Equality." Read More

Italian restaurant Vico Cavone headed to Castro's former Firewood spaceJun 03, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Italian restaurant Vico Cavone headed to Castro's former Firewood space

A new Italian restaurant called Vico Cavone will be opening this fall inside the former Firewood space at 4248 18th Street, helmed by a former server at Poesia. Read More

Castro Business Briefs: Sancha Sushi, Monster Goblin Games open, Last Rites reopens, moreJun 02, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro Business Briefs: Sancha Sushi, Monster Goblin Games open, Last Rites reopens, more

A new board game shop as moved into the former Comic Book Beardies, a new sushi spot has opened in the former Miyabi space, and more. Read More

Notorious Castro drug den sells for $4.8 million after complete renovationNov 20, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mission

Notorious Castro drug den sells for $4.8 million after complete renovation

After undergoing a complete renovation, a notorious Castro neighborhood building at 517-519 Sanchez Street (near 18th Street) has sold for $4.8 million. Read More

Family-owned for nearly 100 years, Castro's Market & Noe Center listed for $17MMay 28, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Family-owned for nearly 100 years, Castro's Market & Noe Center listed for $17M

After being family-owned for nearly 100 years, the Market & Noe Center (2276-2288 Market St.) has been listed for sale for the eye-popping price of $17 million. Read More

SoMa nightclub Oasis dedicates mural honoring LGBTQ+ icon & disco legend SylvesterMay 26, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

SoMa nightclub Oasis dedicates mural honoring LGBTQ+ icon & disco legend Sylvester

On Monday, SoMa nightclub Oasis (298 11th St.) unveiled an exterior mural dedicated to SF LGBTQ+ icon and disco legend Sylvester. Read More

Boutique natural wine shop Bottle Bacchanal set to fill another Castro storefront vacancyMay 27, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Boutique natural wine shop Bottle Bacchanal set to fill another Castro storefront vacancy

A new boutique wine shop, Bottle Bacchanal, has proposed to take over the former eyewear store Specs in the City & Cheaters Too at 4126 18t St. (between Castro and Collingwood streets). Read More

Castro travel agency Yankee Clipper Travel named SF Legacy Business May 24, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Castro travel agency Yankee Clipper Travel named SF Legacy Business

Last month, the San Francisco Small Business Commission added Castro travel agency Yankee Clipper Travel (4115 19th St.) to the city's Legacy Business Registry, which recognizes "longstanding, community-serving businesses." Read More

Queer artists of color installing two murals at prominent Castro & Duboce Triangle locationsMay 24, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Hayes Valley Mission

Queer artists of color installing two murals at prominent Castro & Duboce Triangle locations

Two new murals from queer, Black and Latinx artists will be completed soon at prominent locations in the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods. Read More

Artists continue to paint Castro murals with focus on diverse voicesNov 10, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Artists continue to paint Castro murals with focus on diverse voices

Castro residents walking around the neighborhood may have noticed that murals are continuing to proliferate on storefronts and buildings. Read More

After 14-month hiatus, Castro neighborhood bar Moby Dick reopensMay 21, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

After 14-month hiatus, Castro neighborhood bar Moby Dick reopens

After a 14-month pandemic-induced hiatus, Castro neighborhood bar Moby Dick (4049 18th St.) reopened its doors today at 1 p.m. Read More

Castro neighborhood groups come together for Harvey Milk Day Community Recovery Celebration on SaturdayMay 21, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro neighborhood groups come together for Harvey Milk Day Community Recovery Celebration on Saturday

Tomorrow, a coalition of Castro neighborhood organizations will celebrate Harvey Milk Day on what would have been the former Supervisor's 91st birthday. Read More

Mission Bay coffee truck Spro Coffee expanding to the Castro this summerMay 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Mission

Mission Bay coffee truck Spro Coffee expanding to the Castro this summer

Castro residents will soon have another cafe option in the neighborhood. Mission Bay-based mobile cafe Spro Coffee Lab will be opening its second location at 500 Church St., formerly Mauerpark. Read More