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Oct 24, 2020
San Francisco Financial District

Long-delayed FiDi luxury hotel gets sleek new proposed design, still nowhere near approval

They’re basically building a 200-room glass hotel on top of the current Cort Furniture brick facade at Battery and Merchant Streets, but nary a Planning Department permit has been granted for the new plan. Read More

Oct 06, 2020
San Francisco Financial District

New Four Seasons hotel opens in former Loews/Mandarin Oriental

After the second change of ownership in five years and a full renovation, the former Loews Regency (nee Mandarin Oriental Hotel) has reopened as the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero. Read More

Oct 02, 2020
San Francisco Financial District

85-year-old Harrington's Bar & Grill shuts its doors for good in the FiDi

A classic Irish bar that has served up pints of Guinness to the downtown set in SF for much of the last century has decided to close, seven months into the pandemic that shut down its business. Read More

Jul 24, 2020
San Francisco Financial District Union Square

FiDi Business Briefs: Home decor store & iconic bench leave neighborhood, plus more closures

An update on Financial District retail and restaurant closures, some temporary and some permanent, as shelter-in-place drags on. Read More

Jul 24, 2020
San Francisco Castro Financial District Polk Russian Hill SoMa

SF restaurants adapt to outdoor seating — and customer policing

Outdoor seating has been a lifeline for restaurants that didn't previously have it. But keeping customers in line hasn't been easy. Read More

Jun 03, 2020
San Francisco Financial District Inner Sunset Marina North Beach

Some SF farmers, flea markets struggle to reopen as restrictions lift

Despite getting the OK from the city, a handful of SF's flea and farmers markets still face roadblocks to resuming service. Read More

May 18, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: Interior of car set on fire in public garage; overnight burglaries; more

In one incident, a man broke the passenger window of a car parked in a public garage, setting fire to the front and rear interior. Read More

May 04, 2020
Apr 20, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: Chinatown robbery suspect arrested, items on city truck set on fire, more

In one incident, a man forced entry into the lobby of a college dorm to steal packages. He was caught by security. Read More

Apr 14, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Financial District SoMa

San Francisco Pride canceled due to uncertainty around COVID-19

The cancellation of SF Pride's 50th-anniversary festivities, set for late June, will have massive ripple effects on San Francisco's economy. Read More

Apr 06, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: 70-year-old man hit with skateboard, recycling bin in lobby set ablaze, more

In one incident, a 40-year-old man set fire to a recycling bin and caused damage in the lobby of a building. Read More

Mar 30, 2020
San Francisco Financial District SoMa

Injured hawk rescued in downtown SF, recovering at wildlife care center

The hawk went to the Wildlife Care Center at the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo. Read More

Mar 10, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: burglar thwarted by pepper spray, victim injured in hotel room robbery, more

In once incident, a man was injured trying to stop a woman leaving his hotel room with cash, two laptops and a phone. Read More

Feb 24, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: garage door lit on fire, robbery victim takes phone back, more

In one incident, a woman witnessed three men break into a car. When she started to take pictures, the suspects stole her purse. Read More

Feb 19, 2020
San Francisco Financial District Mission NoPa Union Square

SF Eats: German bakery nears NoPa debut, Tad's Steakhouse to reopen after Union Square move, more

Berliner madness is about to hit Divisadero, while the Mission's Mexican microbrewery is going all-out for Taco Tuesdays. Read More

Feb 14, 2020
Feb 12, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Financial District Lower Nob Hill Lower Pac Heights Mid-Market SoMa Tenderloin

SFPD opens new Mid-Market office to address 'hot spots' for drugs, crime

The SFPD has opened a "foot beat" office in Mid-Market that will combine officers from the four surrounding police stations. Read More

Feb 10, 2020
San Francisco Financial District North Beach

FiDi/North Beach crime: 8 men injure, rob girl; attempted store robbery at gunpoint, more

In one incident eight men attacked a 16-year-old girl with a golf club before stealing her watch and phone. Read More