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Jun 10, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

See the Tenderloin's pothole artist's first museum show and live resin installation this weekend

Artist Rik Lee Leipold is celebrating their first museum show, and will host an artist talk and live resin casting of a pothole outside of the Tenderloin Museum on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Read More

Jun 07, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tenderloin bar crawl will hit up five neighborhood bars on June 15th — and includes a treasure hunt

In celebration of California’s Big Reopening Day next Tuesday, a Gold Rush-themed bar at 460 Larkin Street is teaming up with four other Tenderloin watering holes for a joint bar crawl that will be held the same day. And yes, there will be treasure maps involved. Read More

May 28, 2021
San Francisco Mid-Market Tenderloin

Mother of fentanyl user speaks out: Protests and promises are not enough

Jacqui Berlinn was touched by the people who turned out at her protest in the Tenderloin this week, which highlighted the dangers of fentanyl and its impact on the neighborhood. Read More

May 27, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

Larkin Street to host Asian American and Pacific Islander festival on Saturday

A street festival celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) cuisine and arts will be held in the Tenderloin on Saturday, May 29. Read More

May 03, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tenderloin Museum event this week remembers The Blue Lamp and other Tenderloin dives

Former Blue Lamp bartender and author Rachel Kushner will headline a virtual event this week to remember the storied Tenderloin dive known for its live music. Read More

Apr 27, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

The Tenderloin gets a new park after successful Play Streets initiative

The 200 block of Turk Street will be home to the Tenderloin’s newest park after a community-led initiative identified the space as a key location to provide additional outdoor play and exercise areas for residents. Read More

Apr 09, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

New Tenderloin program aims to elevate youth voices and promote young leaders

The Tenderloin will see a boost in after-school and community activities for teens and older transitional-aged youth through a new program funded in part by a federal grant. 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 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 25, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

The Healing WELL celebrates strengths of the Tenderloin through innovative window displays

While The Healing WELL has long been dedicated to promoting the healing of individuals, and the neighborhood as a whole, it had to identify new strategies to connect with people during the ongoing shelter-in-place, and now it's using its windows to celebrate women heroes. Read More

Mar 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

Mar 12, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tommy’s Joynt is offering indoor dining once again

The corned beef and cabbage will be served up for St. Patrick’s Day, as the Van Ness Avenue hofbrau Tommy’s Joynt adds indoor dining to their current take-out fare. Read More

Mar 03, 2021
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Walgreens to close store at Bush and Larkin, leaving some residents in a lurch

Walgreens posted signs last week at its location on the corner of Bush and Larkin streets announcing it will close permanently at 3 p.m. on March 17, 2021. Read More

Feb 26, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Tenderloin's La Cocina food hall prepares for spring opening

The Tenderloin’s Municipal Marketplace, led by Mission-based nonprofit La Cocina, expects a soft opening this spring starting with take-out and delivery options, after facing construction and safety delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Feb 12, 2021
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Navigation center targeting homeless youth opens on Post and Hyde Streets

This city’s first navigation center dedicated to homeless youth aged 18-24 opened in District 3 this week, four years after funding was set aside to build it. Read More

Feb 11, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

SFMTA seeks feedback on Tenderloin traffic safety proposals, including 20-mph speed limit, next week

The Tenderloin may see a neighborhood-wide decrease in vehicle speed limits, and restrictions on right turns on red lights, if two proposals posed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) are approved. Read More

Feb 03, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

Nonprofit proposes ‘sleeping cabins’ for Tenderloin safe sleeping village

Another “tiny house” proposal is in the works for what’s currently a safe sleeping site at Jones and Turk Streets, and while it’s still just a submitted plan, the funding is reportedly lined up. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

New craft beer and wine bar, Barley, opens in the Tenderloin

Fans of craft beer in the Tenderloin have something to celebrate: a brand-new beer and wine bar, Barley, is now open at 1038 Polk Street. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

The Tenderloin used to have a bar where a woman was convalescing in a bed behind a curtain in back

An autobiographical essay titled "The Hard Crowd" by novelist Rachel Kushner, published in last week's New Yorker, offers some vivid snapshots of several long-gone Tenderloin bars, including one with a convalescing person in a bed in back. 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 Tenderloin

Tenderloin nightclub cited by city for advertising New Year's Eve party

Tenderloin bar/club/restaurant 620 Jones, a.k.a. Jones, got dinged by the SF Department of Public Health this week after it appeared to be promoting a New Year's Eve bash in violation of state and city health orders. Following some confusion about whether the event was still happening, it has been "postponed." Read More

Dec 24, 2020
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

Glide’s Christmas Eve House of Prime Rib Dinner still goes on, despite pandemic

San Francisco’s most charitable Christmas tradition carries on, as 2,000 pounds of prime beef are being served at Glide. Read More

Dec 22, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin safety advocates seek community-led alternatives to police traffic enforcement

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Tenderloin Community Benefit District have teamed up to evaluate potential measures to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety through community-led enforcement. Read More

Dec 12, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Civic Center modern Indian spot August 1 Five to close permanently next week

Modern Indian eatery August 1 Five will close permanently on December 20, after just over four years at the corner of Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street. Read More

Dec 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