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Nov 04, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

New Mayan-Yucatecan pop-up Akna opens in former Barcino space in Hayes Valley

The former Barcino space at the corner of Gough and Grove (also formerly Boxing Room) has reemerged this week as Akna, a new Mayan-Yucatecan pop-up backed by the Absinthe Group. Read More

Oct 13, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Peaceful protest to condemn SF police killing of 21-year-old carjacking suspect ends in Tenderloin

In response to the police killing of a 21-year-old suspect involved in an alleged carjacking Saturday night, a peaceful protest was held near Hayes Valley Monday night to denounce police brutality. Read More

Sep 22, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Divisadero Hayes Valley Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight

District 5 pilots $100,000 victim assistance program for vandalized small businesses

The program, administered by the SF District Attorney's office, will reimburse merchants up to $1,000 for replacing broken windows. Read More

Sep 22, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley Lower Haight

Vehicle overturns after collision at Oak and Buchanan [Updated]

One driver flipped their car, while the other driver collided with a light pole in front of the Oak Gourmet corner store. Read More

Sep 18, 2020
Sep 02, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley business briefs: More boutique closures, pastry shop becomes polling place

A skincare studio and a shoe boutique have called it quits, while a pastry shop is becoming a polling place during the upcoming election. Read More

Aug 28, 2020
San Francisco Duboce Triangle Hayes Valley Lower Haight Mid-Market

Nixing navigation center plans, city considers 33 Gough St. for safe sleeping site

The site was approved as a navigation center in March, but the city has scrapped those plans, and is now evaluating it for a potential tent village. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley loses 2 more businesses, but gains a beauty store

The neighborhood continues to weather a storm of post-pandemic closures, but there's at least one bright spot. Read More

Aug 21, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Hard-hit Hayes Valley loses 3 more businesses, including champagne bar The Riddler

The neighborhood has seen nearly a dozen business closures since the start of the pandemic. Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley

Walgreens to close Van Ness & Market store permanently

The Walgreens, whose theft-plagued empty shelves went viral earlier this year, will close at the end of August. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley Lower Haight Mid-Market

Concerned by growing tent camps, Hayes Valley neighbors lobby for safe sleeping site

As the city responds to the Tenderloin lawsuit by clearing camps there, homeless people are flooding into Hayes Valley, neighbors say. Read More

Jul 23, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Cole Valley Divisadero Golden Gate Park Hayes Valley Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight Western Addition

'It's a boiling point': City ignores District 5 encampments as COVID-19 threat rises

40 of the Haight's unhoused have found safe shelter at the Stanyan Street tent village. But there appears to be no plan for hundreds of others sleeping on the street. Read More

Jul 22, 2020
Jul 13, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley Mission

Man in wheelchair, motorcyclist critically injured in separate weekend collisions [Updated]

Two people are in critical condition after being struck over the weekend by drivers in the Mission and on Van Ness Avenue. Read More

Jul 07, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Hayes Valley Marina Mission NoPa

SF Eats: Matching Half Cafe to change hands; why Souvla remains closed; more

Numerous tipsters have asked why Souvla has been closed for nearly four months. Here's what we've learned. Read More

Jul 06, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley Business Briefs: Hill City closes, plant-based Italian eatery to open, more

In this roundup, a mix of Hayes Valley business closings, openings, and re-workings as shelter-in-place drags on into the summer. Read More

Jun 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Hayes Valley Mission

'We didn't get to say goodbye': It's Tops owner Bruce Chapman on the tough decision to close

"It's very upsetting," said Chapman, whose family owned the diner for 68 years. "I didn't plan this kind of closure." Read More

Jun 25, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley's Stacks appears to have closed permanently

The 13-year-old restaurant specializing in "comfortable food" appears to have vacated its prime Hayes Valley address. Read More

Jun 11, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

After 9 years, Dobbs Ferry departs Hayes Valley permanently

"For hospitality, there has never been a worse time," says Steve Izzo, who co-owned the restaurant with his wife, Lee Ann. Read More