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Tenderloin

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 07, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight Mission Tenderloin

Mission's acclaimed Farmhouse Thai expands to Lower Haight

The new outpost is currently just a takeout window, but may eventually have sit-down dining as well. Read More

Aug 05, 2020
San Francisco Cow Hollow Marina Tenderloin

Cow Hollow's Baker Street Bistro to close for good after nearly 30 years

The French eatery, popular for brunch, had been closed since the start of shelter-in-place. Read More

Jul 20, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

After months of delay, Tenderloin community organizations escalate calls for Slow Streets

Community organizers say the city is failing to consider the Tenderloin a "residential neighborhood," despite containing some of the city's most population-dense blocks. Read More

Jul 14, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

After early missteps in Tenderloin COVID-19 testing, GLIDE & DPH partner to improve access

The new GLIDE-supported COVID-19 test site still has to overcome significant hurdles to make testing and results available to unhoused people and other Tenderloin residents. Read More

Jun 24, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

The cheapest apartments for rent in the Tenderloin, San Francisco

Housing costs too high? Apartment hunting is hard, but there are deals. So what do low-end rentals in the Tenderloin look like these days? Read More

Jun 18, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

USPS alarms neighbors with Civic Center post office closure letter

The U.S. Post Office at Fox Plaza in Civic Center is not closing — despite a confusing letter recently sent to customers with P.O. boxes at that location. Read More

Jun 17, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Tamper-proof trash cans on the way to every Tenderloin intersection

After years of issues with insufficient cans and trash-pickers, the Tenderloin is hoping for a permanent solution to its street trash issue. Read More

Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

At Tenderloin's only safe sleeping site, disparities with other neighborhoods persist

While other city-run safe sleeping sites have security, food and water, the Tenderloin's is filthy, overcrowded and unguarded. Read More

Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

City settles UC Hastings' Tenderloin lawsuit with plan to move hundreds of unhoused people

The city plans to move about 70% of tent dwellers to a hotel room or "safe sleeping site" — and those who refuse will be at the mercy of police. Read More

Jun 11, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

How San Francisco has failed the Tenderloin

On May 6, the city released an eight-point plan to turn around the Tenderloin. We investigated its progress — and found almost none. Read More

Jun 01, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

UC Hastings students, alumni warn lawsuit could increase police force against unhoused

Over 150 students and alumni are pushing back on UC Hastings' Tenderloin lawsuit, arguing it prioritizes clearing streets over sheltering homeless people. Read More

Jun 01, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Without help, Tenderloin's Aunt Charlies Lounge says it will close in August

The Tenderloin's last gay bar will close on August 1, unless a fundraiser brings in enough to keep it going. Read More

May 27, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Despite city's promises, Tenderloin still has no car-free streets

As "Slow Streets" have proliferated around the rest of the city, SF's densest neighborhood has seen no traction on promised street closures. Read More

May 26, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

City opens empty Tenderloin parking lot for camping, with no services provided

The previously empty parking lot, which the city is paying a private security company $6,000 a week to monitor, will now accommodate up to ten tents without sanitation services. Read More

May 22, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

The most affordable apartments for rent in the Tenderloin, San Francisco

Need an affordable new spot? Apartment hunting is hard, but there are deals. So what do low-end rentals in the Tenderloin look like these days? Read More

May 20, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Turtle Tower robbed in broad daylight; owner waits 2 hours for police response

“This is the worst we’ve ever seen it," says Thao Pham, who has operated the popular Tenderloin Vietnamese restaurant for 20 years. Read More

May 13, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin Union Square

Union Square business district destroyed 4 Veterans Alley murals without permission, founder says

“It’s harmful emotionally to the artists," said Veterans Alley founder Amos Gregory. "This helped them heal, and now it’s causing new pain.” Read More

May 07, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin Union Square

Plaintiffs in UC Hastings lawsuit say city’s COVID-19 plan for Tenderloin falls short

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed on Monday fear the city's COVID-19 response plan will only exacerbate the neighborhood's ongoing, pre-existing problems. Read More

May 06, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin plaintiffs suing city say pandemic isn't the real problem

The Tenderloin isn't just suing the city over COVID-19 safety issues — it's refusing to go back to an already catastrophic "old normal," plaintiffs say. Read More

May 06, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin Union Square

Tenderloin crime: hit-and-run suspect arrested, two injured after drug deal intervention, more

Tenderloin station police have been busy in the weeks since our last roundup, including several robberies at gunpoint, a 15-hour standoff, and a machete attack. Read More

May 01, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin Union Square

Tenderloin Museum offers outlet to quarantined artists with virtual group show

Created by artists quarantined at home, the ad-hoc show may ultimately be "a time capsule of this moment in history," says the museum's director. Read More