Nov 17, 2020
San Francisco Mission Mission Bay Nob Hill Polk Potrero Hill

San Francisco exodus is real, Nob Hill has the most move-outs

Postal Service change of address data indicates as many as 90,000 households may have moved out of SF in the pandemic, with Nob Hill the most frequently fled neighborhood. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Lower Polk welcomes new Saturday farmers' market starting tomorrow

Lower Polk will host a new farmers’ market starting this Saturday in a plaza already set aside for socially-distanced dining and camaraderie. Read More

Aug 26, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

20-year-old Krav Maga studio among latest group of Lower Nob Hill business closures

The Lower Nob Hill area has seen nearly a dozen small-business closures since shelter-in-place began. Read More

Aug 24, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Halal Dastarkhan brings San Francisco its first taste of Uzbekistan

A first-time restaurateur, Ismoil Ochilov sold his car and invested his life savings to bring his native Uzbek cuisine to San Francisco. Read More

Aug 11, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

The party's over: Tenderloin's long-running SF Party to close after Halloween

"I'm done," says the party store's owner, a third-generation San Francisco native who plans to leave the city after the closure. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco North Beach Outer Richmond Polk SoMa

Neighborhood volunteers deliver food for free, helping restaurants sidestep high fees

Third-party delivery services take a big bite out of revenue for struggling restaurants — a "predatory economy" that volunteers are fighting by delivering the food themselves. 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 30, 2020
San Francisco Polk

Anonymous donor to pick up tab for Polk Street businesses' outdoor barricades

A local donor has given "quite a substantial sum" to block off sidewalk or parking-space seating for Polk's cash-strapped small businesses. Read More

May 15, 2020
San Francisco Castro Cole Valley Polk

Supply shortages, huge customer crowds overwhelm San Francisco's hardware stores

“The pressure with the conditions we are working under right now is exhausting,” said one store owner. Read More

Apr 15, 2020
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

As San Franciscans struggle to pay rent, calls for landlord-tenant mediation go 'through the roof'

A local nonprofit is working overtime to help mediate disputes between landlords and tenants who've lost income to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Mar 20, 2020
San Francisco Japantown Polk

First escape game company in U.S. to close permanently

SF-based Real Escape Game, which was the first company to bring the popular Japanese trend to the U.S., is shutting down for good. Read More

Mar 13, 2020
San Francisco Nob Hill Polk

El Capitan Taqueria to open tomorrow in former Miller's East Coast Deli space on Polk St.

The taqueria will open tomorrow on Polk St. in the former Miller's East Coast deli space. Read More

Feb 25, 2020
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

Pedestrian dies after being hit by driver at O'Farrell & Polk

The pedestrian was allegedly in a crosswalk when he was struck by a driver turning left. Read More

Feb 19, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Lower Pac Heights Polk

7-story housing complex to rise on site of Polk Street's Out of the Closet

The Planning Department has given the go-ahead to a new mixed-use building at Polk & California streets. Read More

Feb 05, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Fleet Wood celebrates 5th anniversary amid Tenderloin's changing retail climate

"The retail game has changed," says owner Nicole Schwieterman, but "I'll die before Amazon takes us out." Read More

Jan 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Polk

Castro's Hot Cookie to open a new location in Polk Gulch

The Castro's cheeky cookie shop, known for its "Penis and Venus" macaroons, is expanding to another LGBTQ+ mecca. Read More

Jan 27, 2020
San Francisco Polk

La Folie and La Folie Lounge to close after 32 years of business

The upscale French restaurant, which held a Michelin star for nearly a decade, is closing, along with its more casual sibling. Read More

Jan 23, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Inner Sunset Mission Mission Bay Polk SoMa

SF weekend: Edwardian Ball, Australia fire fundraisers, Lunar New Year celebrations, more

Honor the land down under with beer and snacks at a wildfire fundraiser, or don your Edwardian duds for a night of dancing. Read More

Jan 16, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Lower Pac Heights Polk Russian Hill

Tonic Nightlife Group opens Lower Nob Hill's first dispensary

California Street Cannabis Company, a new dispensary opened by the team behind SF bars Tonic, Soda Popinski's, and Teeth, opens today in Lower Nob Hill. Read More

Jan 13, 2020
San Francisco North Beach Polk Tenderloin

Prop. D retail vacancy tax campaign kicks off in North Beach

With unanimous support from the Board of Supervisors, Prop. D, which would tax owners of vacant retail spaces, will appear on the March 3, 2020 ballot Read More

Jan 10, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

District 3 neighbors mixed on proposed navigation center for homeless youth

At a community meeting held last night, some locals spoke in favor of the facility, but the majority expressed concerns. Read More

Dec 30, 2019
San Francisco Inner Sunset North Beach Polk

SF Eats: Kennedy's remains open, Lavash reopens after 2-year closure, new plans for Grubstake

A quirky North Beach bar and eatery remains open, despite its closure announcement last October, an Inner Sunset restaurant reopens after it was shut down and plans for a long-time diner are filed. Read More