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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

Dec 23, 2019
San Francisco Laurel Heights Polk Tenderloin Western Addition

Where to volunteer, find fellowship, and free, festive holiday meals this week in San Francisco

If you find yourself alone this Holiday season, or you're staying in the city and want to give back, check out these free, festive events offered by churches and community groups. Read More

Dec 13, 2019
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Financial District Lower Nob Hill Mid-Market Polk SoMa

Privately maintained 'smart' trash cans continue to proliferate in SF

The Lower Polk and East Cut community benefit districts are the latest to lease the controversial cans, which have divided city officials. Read More

Nov 22, 2019
San Francisco Polk

SF's historic Audium launches its newest 'sonic dreamscape'

An SF fixture for more than 50 years, the immersive sound theater is unveiling its 11th composition tonight. Read More

Nov 21, 2019
San Francisco Civic Center Polk Tenderloin

Former KRON 4 Van Ness HQ demolished to make way for new senior living facility

Demolition of the old KRON 4 headquarters on Van Ness Avenue is underway to make room for a new 13-story assisted living facility. Read More

Nov 12, 2019
San Francisco Divisadero NoPa Polk

Bob's Donuts to open NoPa location this week

Fans of apple fritters and giant glazed doughnuts, rejoice: the Polk Street favorite is about to debut its second location. Read More

Nov 08, 2019
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

Music City Hit Factory expansion to bring new recording, performance space to Polk Gulch

Bush Street’s Music City Hit Factory will break ground next week on a massive renovation project that will nearly triple the amount of music studio space available in the neighborhood. Read More

Nov 07, 2019
San Francisco Civic Center Polk Tenderloin

Route 101 bar on Van Ness to reopen under new ownership

The past two years have been punishing for Tenderloin dive bars, but at least one is making a comeback. Read More

Oct 21, 2019
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

After Health Department shutdown, Jane on Larkin owner pushes back on city's inaction

The bakery's owner says she's taken major efforts to keep the Tenderloin's street uncleanliness from spilling into her building, to no avail. Read More

Sep 26, 2019
San Francisco Polk

Miller's East Coast Deli closes after 18 years on Polk Street

The deli's last day in business was Monday, but it will host a special "last hurrah" event this weekend. Read More

Sep 25, 2019
San Francisco Lower Pac Heights Mission Polk

SF Eats: Fort Point Valencia nears opening, Apizza now open on Fillmore, Ella's closes

The self-proclaimed "In-N-Out of pizza" has made its debut in Pacific Heights, with pies starting at just $2.75. Read More

Aug 27, 2019
San Francisco Mission Polk

SF Eats: Rusted Mule closes in Polk Gulch, Souvla launches Greek frozen yogurt truck, more

Plus, a longtime Mission restaurateur is sentenced in an immigration-related legal battle. Read More

Aug 16, 2019
Aug 09, 2019
San Francisco Polk Russian Hill

Discover Polk CBD to intervene as Big Apple space approaches 5th year of vacancy

The new Community Benefit District is seeking a tenant for the space, but there are numerous obstacles to finding one. Read More

Aug 06, 2019
San Francisco Polk Russian Hill

After city rejected Whole Foods for too little housing, new Polk Street grocery may have none at all

A proposed Whole Foods store was rejected by SF Planning for only offering 8 units of housing. But a loophole may not require new tenant Mollie Stone's to offer any. Read More

Jul 15, 2019
San Francisco Inner Sunset North Beach Polk

SF Eats: Tartine opens in the Inner Sunset, Coit Tower gets a concession stand, more

A popular bakery expands to the Inner Sunset, a beer-focused pop-pup closes on Polk making way for a new BBQ spot and a café opens at the iconic Coit Tower. Read More

Jul 09, 2019
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

Outdoor movie screenings launch in Lower Polk's reactivated Fern Alley

The Lower Polk CBD is aiming to activate the freshly renovated alley with events, starting with an "outdoor cinema" showcase. Read More

Jun 11, 2019
San Francisco Mission Polk Russian Hill

SF Eats: Bob's Donuts plots expansion, Mission Curry House opens, Fiorella launches brunch on Polk

A new Indian/Himalayan restaurant debuts in the Mission; a popular donut shop plots an expansion in NoPa; and a Russian Hill pizza spot plans to serve brunch. Read More

May 07, 2019
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Former home of Hemlock Tavern demolished to make way for new development

After more than four years of speculation, the building that housed Hemlock Tavern has been demolished. Read More

Apr 15, 2019
Apr 11, 2019