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News from the Bay 'hoods: Folsom Street Market weekend, Park Tavern to renovate, and moreJul 20, 2021
San Francisco Mission North Beach SoMa

News from the Bay 'hoods: Folsom Street Market weekend, Park Tavern to renovate, and more

Most of the Bay Area is masking back up, at least in some situations, and tensions are high as COVID cases and hospitalizations tick up. But things continue to reopen, and events are still happening. Read More

SF Eagle set to reopen in SoMa for Pride WeekendJun 24, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

SF Eagle set to reopen in SoMa for Pride Weekend

Just in time for Pride Weekend, SoMa LGBTQ+ bar SF Eagle (398 12th St.) has announced it will reopen Friday after an 15-month pandemic induced temporary closure. Read More

SOMArts to host its first in-person event since the pandemic June 23 — celebrating queer resilience and togethernessJun 17, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

SOMArts to host its first in-person event since the pandemic June 23 — celebrating queer resilience and togetherness

Here 4 U, a happening described as an ode to chosen families and the inherent strength of the LGBTQIA+ community, will feature performances by local drag queen favorites Nicki Jizz, Dulce de Leche, and Yves Saint Croissant that will pedestal queer creativity. Read More

News from the Bay 'hoods: Marlowe sets July date for reopening, Old Jerusalem is back, and moreJun 15, 2021
San Francisco Financial District Mission SoMa

News from the Bay 'hoods: Marlowe sets July date for reopening, Old Jerusalem is back, and more

As (some of) the masks come off, here's some news this week about more things reopening in SF and elsewhere around the Bay. Read More

Widely pre-panned YOLO Nightclub, in the former Slim’s, set to open June 18Jun 10, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Widely pre-panned YOLO Nightclub, in the former Slim’s, set to open June 18

The ladies will be scantily clad, but men must adhere to a highly non-sexual dress code, when the old Slim’s reopens as YOLO Nightclub next Friday, June 18. Read More

Namu Stonepot closes its Divisadero location; team set to open unnamed food hall — with pizza! — in SoMaJun 09, 2021
San Francisco Divisadero SoMa

Namu Stonepot closes its Divisadero location; team set to open unnamed food hall — with pizza! — in SoMa

Namu Stonepot (553 Divisadero) is no longer serving its loco moco bowls and stonepot rice from the Divisadero space where it's lived since 2017, but the menu is still being served at Dolores and 18th, and will be appearing at a new food-hall concept the team is opening soon on 9th Street. Read More

SoMa nightclub Oasis dedicates mural honoring LGBTQ+ icon & disco legend SylvesterMay 26, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

SoMa nightclub Oasis dedicates mural honoring LGBTQ+ icon & disco legend Sylvester

On Monday, SoMa nightclub Oasis (298 11th St.) unveiled an exterior mural dedicated to SF LGBTQ+ icon and disco legend Sylvester. Read More

30-bed drug sobering center proposed for Howard Street office buildingApr 13, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

30-bed drug sobering center proposed for Howard Street office building

SF Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced a proposal to lease an empty office building at 1076 Howard Street for use as a 30-bed drug sobering center, making good on a promise first made before the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The facility will focus on those living on the streets who are experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis. Read More

Kapwa Gardens to offer SoMa residents a socially-distanced outlet with Filipino flairMar 23, 2021
San Francisco SoMa Tenderloin

Kapwa Gardens to offer SoMa residents a socially-distanced outlet with Filipino flair

A new community garden in a former vacant lot, which has been designed to encourage social distancing, will open next month in the SoMa Pilipinas cultural district. Read More

Don Ramon's avoids closure for now, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcyMar 11, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Don Ramon's avoids closure for now, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The iconic, nearly 40-year-old SoMa Mexican restaurant Don Ramon's (225 11th Street) has skirted a permanent closure for now as it attempts to escape its current financial woes via Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring.  Read More

Vice President Kamala Harris has sold her SoMa condoFeb 19, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Vice President Kamala Harris has sold her SoMa condo

The sitting vice president of the United States no longer needs her SoMa apartment, and it sold with an asking price of $800,000 just one week after the listing hit the market. Read More

Nine Super Bowl-themed takeout and delivery options for you to enjoy at home this SundayFeb 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Civic Center Dogpatch Embarcadero Financial District Lower Pac Heights Marina Mid-Market Russian Hill SoMa

Nine Super Bowl-themed takeout and delivery options for you to enjoy at home this Sunday

The 55th Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs aiming to defend their title against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Looking for some food and libation options to enjoy while watching the game at home? From hearty brisket slider kits to Spanish-influenced snack packages, we’ve got you covered. Read More

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

Updated: Vigil for women killed during New Year's Eve hit-and-run postponedJan 06, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Updated: Vigil for women killed during New Year's Eve hit-and-run postponed

Two women killed in a hit-and-run on New Year's Eve will be remembered during a vigil Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the collision in SoMa. Read More

Moscone Center says it needs city funds to survive, city says take a number and waitDec 29, 2020
San Francisco SoMa Union Square

Moscone Center says it needs city funds to survive, city says take a number and wait

The Moscone Center says it faced declining business even before the pandemic, but the city is loath to help amidst COVID-19 budget deficits. Read More

Shop local for the holidays: Hoodline's gift-giving guide in support of small SF businessesDec 07, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Castro Civic Center Hayes Valley Mission NoPa Outer Richmond Outer Sunset SoMa Tenderloin Western Addition

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

San Francisco seeks developers interested in nine affordable housing sites 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

Planning Commission to consider long-delayed plans for 1145 Mission development Nov 18, 2020
San Francisco Mid-Market SoMa

Planning Commission to consider long-delayed plans for 1145 Mission development

The San Francisco Planning Commission tomorrow will consider a proposal to construct a new five-story housing development to fill a lot on Mission Street that has been vacant for nearly two decades. Read More

Torraku Ramen readies new location on Folsom Street in SoMaNov 12, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Torraku Ramen readies new location on Folsom Street in SoMa

Former food truck Torraku Ramen, which opened its first brick-and-mortar spot in the Design District three years ago, is expanding with a new location in SoMa, just south of Yerba Buena at 921 Folsom Street. Read More

Westfield Centre’s cineplex Century Theatre set to reopen Friday Oct 26, 2020
San Francisco SoMa Union Square

Westfield Centre’s cineplex Century Theatre set to reopen Friday

One San Francisco cineplex will reopen this weekend for the true movie theater experience, but with no concessions, small crowds, and of course masks required. Read More

Undiscovered SF’s Sunday Street Markets Carry on in SoMa with COVID-19 safety protocolsOct 19, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Undiscovered SF’s Sunday Street Markets Carry on in SoMa with COVID-19 safety protocols

Undiscovered SF's Sunday street markets continue to offer a COVID-19-safe weekend outdoor shopping experience in SF's SOMA Filipino cultural district, supporting small local businesses. Read More

SoMa gets two new transit-only lanes to speed up service on the 19-PolkOct 05, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

SoMa gets two new transit-only lanes to speed up service on the 19-Polk

The SFMTA is installing temporary "emergency" transit lanes on Seventh and Eighth Streets in SoMa this week and next, in an effort to speed up service on the popular 19-Polk bus line. Read More

SF Eagle building listed for sale, prompting fears about futureSep 24, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

SF Eagle building listed for sale, prompting fears about future

A "for sale" sign on the Eagle is causing alarm about the potential future of the bar, a cornerstone of SF's gay leather scene. Read More

38-year-old SoMa mainstay Don Ramon's faces foreclosure, after illegal tenants damage buildingSep 24, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

38-year-old SoMa mainstay Don Ramon's faces foreclosure, after illegal tenants damage building

The Mexican eatery took out a $5 million loan to cover damage caused by wayward tenants, but the pandemic has made repayment impossible. Read More

SFMOMA, Asian Art Museum set reopening dates; other city-center museums to followSep 18, 2020