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Apr 05, 2021
San Francisco Mission

The Lone Palm cocktail bar has lost it lone palm

The 30-year-old palm tree that served as the namesake for the Mission’s Lone Palm bar has met its demise, but a new palm tree is apparently in the works. Read More

Apr 05, 2021
San Francisco Cow Hollow Mission Russian Hill Tenderloin

News from the Bay 'hoods: Liholiho Yacht Club relocates, Cow Hollow gets a dispensary, and more

Liholiho is temporarily moving the Dear Inga space on 18th Street, a new Japanese fine dining spot from a former Californios chef is taking the La Folie space in Russian Hill, and Oakland is getting a new ghost kitchen food hall. Read More

Mar 29, 2021
San Francisco Mission

El Rio reopens its patio for the first time since March 2020

Beloved Mission District bar El Rio is finally reopening its patio, 12 and a half months after it was forced to close along with the rest of the bars across the city in March 2020. Thursday, April 1 is the big day — and the patio will reopen for table service at 4 p.m. Read More

Mar 26, 2021
San Francisco Mission Tenderloin

Auction to support the Tenderloin's Hospitality House merges virtual bidding with physical galleries

Next week, the Tenderloin community-based support organization Hospitality House will host its 36th annual art auction to support its Community Arts Program (CAP) in a new format that offers online bidding, a virtual live-auction event, and display of the works for sale at five local galleries. Read More

Mar 23, 2021
San Francisco Mission

The 24th Street ficus tree removal project is underway

A three-year saga on the fate of the ficus trees on 24th Street is coming to an end, as the removal of 33 trees has started, though most of the other ficuses are merely being pruned. Read More

Mar 08, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Mission Community Market will kick off 2021 season March 11

The Mission Community Market — an open-air farmers' market that regularly features local farmers, small neighborhood businesses, community programs, and the occasional live-music act — is expected to return Thursday for the first time in 2021. Read More

Mar 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Mission

Castro's long-troubled 7-Eleven closes permanently [Updated]

The 7-Eleven convenience store at 3998 18th St. (at Noe St.) has permanently closed, and Hoodline has learned its last day in business was Thursday, March 4. Read More

Mar 01, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Burma Love and Zeitgeist team up to offer new lunch service in Zeitgeist’s beer garden

Starting Monday, Mission businesses Zeitgeist and Burma Love are offering a brand new lunch service at Zeitgeist (199 Valencia St.), with bento boxes delivered to the door of the beer garden. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

Virgil's Sea Room closes permanently while next door El Rio reopens for to-go drinks

Two bars, two different fates. Over in Bernal Heights/La Lengua, next-door bars El Rio and Virgil's Sea Room, which almost share a backyard were it not for a fence, have arrived at diverging moments in this COVID year. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
San Francisco Japantown Marina Mission North Beach

News from the Bay 'hoods: Muddy's closes in the Mission, Senor Sisig opens Oakland location

A priest has died of COVID-19 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in North Beach, 27-year-old Muddy's Coffee House has closed at 24th and Valencia, and an East San Jose gym that had remained open in defiance of health orders has temporarily closed. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Francisco Bernal Heights Mission

Blue Plate, Emmy's Spaghetti Shack, El Buen Comer, Royal Cuckoo all open for outdoor delights in Bernal/La Lengua

Like all neighborhood restaurants and bars around the city, the businesses of Bernal Heights/La Lengua need your support — and there's no better time to go check out the scene again than this sunny weekend in SF. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

New public safety ambassador program launches in Castro, aiming to deter negative street behavior and more

On Thursday, the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) launched its new unarmed Public Safety Ambassadors program, part of its new public safety initiative. Read More

Feb 03, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Popular Mission District restaurant J. Georgie's Donuts (& Chinese Food) is for sale

After over 26 years in business, the family-owned-and-operated J. Georgie's Donuts & Chinese Food (2799 16th Street at Folsom) — which, over the decades, has been known for dishing out generous orange chicken plates and dozens of glazed donuts — is on the market. Read More

Jan 13, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro CBD extends security camera survey deadline & delays town hall

The Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) has extended the deadline on its security camera survey and delayed an upcoming virtual town hall. Read More

Jan 11, 2021
San Francisco Mission SoMa Tenderloin

27-Bryant bus service to return January 23 on a new route

The 27-Bryant bus route will restart on January 23, 2021, on a realigned route that aims to speed up service while still improving access to low-cost food and healthcare options for Tenderloin residents. Read More

Dec 31, 2020
San Francisco Mission

American Indian cultural and resource center to debut in the Mission District by 2025

It’s estimated that Indigenous people — those of American Indian descent — make up just about .03% of San Francisco’s total population. But a new American Indian heritage hub expected to be built near 56 Julian Avenue hopes to bring both awareness and support to the historically underrepresented population.  Read More

Dec 17, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mission

Le Marais Bakery gets burglarized for third time this year, this time in the Castro

On Tuesday evening, the Castro's Parisian-themed bakery and cafe Le Marais Bakery (498 Sanchez) had its storefront window smashed and the business burglarized, leaving its owners frustrated and disappointed in what has already been a challenging year for small business owners. Read More

Dec 16, 2020
San Francisco Mission

El Capitan Taqueria now open in former Mission Beach Cafe space

After sitting vacant for a year and a half, the space formerly occupied by popular Mission District brunch spot Mission Beach Cafe at 198 Guerrero St. (at 14th St.) is now home to a new location of El Capitan Taqueria. Read More

Dec 14, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Exploding oven throws wrench in Reem's holiday baking plans

Reem's (2901 Mission Street), the Arab bakery-restaurant that opened earlier this year in the former Mission Pie space at 25th and Mission, just suffered another setback in a year of setbacks for the restaurant industry when its primary deck oven apparently exploded. Read More

Dec 10, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro barbershop Healing Cuts moves after disagreement with landlord

Castro barbershop Healing Cuts (3903 18th St.) has shuttered after just one year in the Castro. The barbershop's last day in this space will be December 1. Read More

Dec 07, 2020
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Shop local for the holidays: Hoodline's gift-giving guide in support of small SF businesses

Although 2020 seems to be unending, the holiday season is upon us, and it’s worth remembering the wealth of small businesses scattered across San Francisco that offer the perfect gifts for friends, loved ones, and even yourself. Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown Mission Mission Bay SoMa

San Francisco seeks developers interested in nine affordable housing sites

The City of San Francisco is seeking interest from qualified developers to build affordable rental housing at nine sites across eastern San Francisco, including an unassigned parcel at Pier 70 and several SoMa locations. Read More

Dec 01, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Mission Pupuseria owner fends off violent customer with furious table-flipping skills

An unruly customer messed with the wrong grandmother at Panchita's Pupuseria, where the matriarch owner took matters — and a large wooden table — into her own hands. Read More

Nov 20, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Mozzeria, the Mission's Deaf-owned pizzeria, has closed after nine years

The Bay Area has lost its only Deaf-owned and operated restaurant, Mozzeria (3228 16th St.), due to the ongoing pandemic downturn. Deaf owners Melody and Russ Stein say they will continue operating their food truck, but the time has come to give up the brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Mission. Read More

Nov 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