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Steven Bracco

Sep 30, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Church Street's Miyabi Sushi permanently closes after 33 years

The closure comes as Mayor London Breed announced that restaurants can reopen indoors with limited capacity Read More

Sep 14, 2020
San Francisco

Public Works announces 3 finalists for SF's new trash can design

San Franciscans are being asked to weigh in on the three proposed designs for new city trash cans. Read More

Sep 11, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Driver crashes into Castro's Fitness SF, Weaver's Coffee building [Updated]

No one was injured, but it's unclear how extensive the damage to the two businesses will be. Read More

Aug 28, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro's 18th Street to go car-free again this Sunday, with eye on safety concerns

In light of concerns about a lack of mask use and distancing at last Sunday's event, the Castro Merchants are doubling down on safety enforcement. Read More

Aug 26, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

City clears two more Castro encampments, including site of near-death from fire

Nearly 400 complaints had been filed about the two encampments, one of which had allegedly been using a vacant commercial space as a meth lab. Read More

Aug 21, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro stretch of 18th Street to go car-free on Sundays

The Castro Merchants' president said the resulting foot traffic will provide "much-needed relief" to area businesses. Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro business briefs: 2223 Market to get new restaurant; MX3's Yoga Loft closes; more

Plus, a Cow Hollow consignment shop is closing and consolidating its inventory to the Castro. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

After months of neighborhood complaints, city clears Duboce Triangle encampment

Nearly 200 complaints had been filed about the encampment since shelter-in-place began. Read More

Aug 12, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro business briefs: New Vietnamese restaurant to open; 3 new parklets debut; more

A popular Castro coffee shop has also temporarily closed, with its return date unclear. Read More

Aug 03, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Japanese retailer Muji permanently closes all Bay Area stores

Known for its minimalist fashion and home goods, the Japanese retailer has pulled out of its stores in SoMa, San Jose and Palo Alto. Read More

Jul 30, 2020
San Francisco Castro

45-year-old Castro video bar Badlands to permanently close

The bar will reopen later this year under a new name and management. Read More

Jul 21, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Business Briefs: Historic bar reopens, CBD renewed without public safety funds, more

Plus, another Castro business permanently shuts its doors, bringing the total number of closures during shelter-in-place to 13. Read More

Jul 13, 2020
Jul 10, 2020
Jul 10, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro's homeless tent village to close after just 5 weeks, despite positive feedback

The city hasn't announced or opened a single new safe sleeping site since presenting a list of 42 options in early June. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro slice shop calls it quits as shelter-in-place drags on

With no return of Castro nightlife in sight, Nizario's Pizza has closed its location in the neighborhood after nearly 20 years in business. Read More

Jul 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro smoke shop becomes latest Castro retailer to close doors amid shelter-in-place

"It breaks my heart, I love this store a lot," said Imad Bitar, owner of several Castro businesses. Read More

Jul 06, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Business Briefs: Restaurants and bars debut outdoor seating; new frame, flower shops open

The Castro's sidewalks are full of diners, drinkers and exercisers, as businesses take advantage of the city's "shared spaces" program. Read More

Jul 01, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro CBD gears up for renewal vote amid city funding crunch

The CBD is confident that property owners will give it another 15-year term. But with city funding likely to plummet, it may still be forced to cut some services. Read More

Jun 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Unhoused person sustains severe burns in Castro encampment fire

Officials say the person is in serious condition, with burns to 70% of their body. Read More

Jun 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro barbershop closes after 40 years in the neighborhood

"It was an era," says barber Philip Stover, who worked at the shop for nearly 40 years. Read More

Jun 25, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Double Rainbow Ice Cream returning to the Castro, where it all began

Founded in the Castro in 1976, the famed Bay Area ice cream brand is opening a new scoop shop in the neighborhood. Read More