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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence throwing a Pride prom at the Westfield MallJun 22, 2021
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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence throwing a Pride prom at the Westfield Mall

Open bar has been a long-forgotten indulgence amidst the pandemic, but leave it to the Sisters to bring it back for their Pride prom. Read More

Shake Shack opens at Westfield Centre food court on June 28Jun 21, 2021
San Francisco Union Square

Shake Shack opens at Westfield Centre food court on June 28

Starting next week, San Franciscans don't have to go to Cow Hollow to get your Shake Shack fix. The chain is opening its second San Francisco location in the heart of downtown, at the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall (845 Market St.), just a hop and a skip from the Powell Street BART station. Read More

Hilton Union Square reopens Monday, but its top-floor Cityscape Bar will remain closed for nowMay 21, 2021
San Francisco Union Square

Hilton Union Square reopens Monday, but its top-floor Cityscape Bar will remain closed for now

The largest hotel on the west coast is back in business Monday, May 24th, but not at full capacity, and not with its 46th floor panoramic-view bar just yet. Read More

Feinstein’s at the Nikko reopening May 20, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Justin Vivian Bond scheduledMay 11, 2021
San Francisco Union Square

Feinstein’s at the Nikko reopening May 20, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Justin Vivian Bond scheduled

You’ll need a vaccination card for admission to the newly reopened Feinstein’s, but the Hotel Nikko’s cabaret theater has booked stars worth getting the shot for. Read More

Uniqlo is closing its Union Square store for goodFeb 12, 2021
San Francisco Union Square

Uniqlo is closing its Union Square store for good

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo announced Friday — via a filing with the state employment department — that it is closing its nine-year-old Union Square location at 111 Powell Street for good and laying off all 69 employees. Read More

Updated: City slow to respond to theft and crime documented at b8ta stores; owner temporarily closes Union Square and Hayes Valley locationsJan 29, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Mission Bay Union Square

Updated: City slow to respond to theft and crime documented at b8ta stores; owner temporarily closes Union Square and Hayes Valley locations

Businesses throughout San Francisco have struggled with theft and break-ins during the pandemic, and the founder of electronics and housewares retailer b8ta recently took to Twitter in an effort to demand action. Read More

Marshalls store in the Financial District to close on January 30Jan 14, 2021
San Francisco Financial District Union Square

Marshalls store in the Financial District to close on January 30

SF’s only Marshalls location has its days numbered, as the discount apparel retailer will close its Market Street store. 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

Martin Yan’s Westfield Centre restaurant M.Y. China closes permanentlyNov 25, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

Martin Yan’s Westfield Centre restaurant M.Y. China closes permanently

A lucrative location was rendered a terrible location when the pandemic hit, and Martin Yan’s namesake foray into shopping mall chic has closed. Read More

Rejoice! A new Britex Fabrics neon sign has gone up in Union SquareNov 19, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

Rejoice! A new Britex Fabrics neon sign has gone up in Union Square

The cultural fabric of Union Square has been brightened with a spiffy new incarnation of the iconic Britex Fabrics sign. Read More

Photos: Celebrations erupted throughout the city after Biden wins presidencyNov 08, 2020
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Photos: Celebrations erupted throughout the city after Biden wins presidency

People spilled into the streets Saturday morning and afternoon as SF residents celebrated the election of Joe Biden to the presidency. For some, the wait since Tuesday’s election had felt interminable and the relief and joy at the decision was palpable at the celebrations. 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

SF’s first Latina-owned dispensary opens to big crowd in Union SquareOct 09, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

SF’s first Latina-owned dispensary opens to big crowd in Union Square

Though Union Square is still mostly boarded up like a ghost town, a new cannabis dispensary opening today is creating a big buzz. Read More

This week in restaurant closings: Neiman Marcus rotunda, Orson's Belly in the RichmondOct 08, 2020
San Francisco Inner Richmond Outer Richmond Union Square

This week in restaurant closings: Neiman Marcus rotunda, Orson's Belly in the Richmond

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus is closing indefinitely, and beloved neighborhood wine bar and cafe Orson's Belly is calling it quits. Read More

City sued for SFPD use of private cameras to track May and June protests in Union SquareOct 07, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

City sued for SFPD use of private cameras to track May and June protests in Union Square

Three protestors are suing San Francisco after police accessed a privately-run network of security cameras to surveil organized protests against police violence this summer. Read More

[Update] Man killed in Union Square shooting linked to violent May robbery in FremontOct 02, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

[Update] Man killed in Union Square shooting linked to violent May robbery in Fremont

SFPD are investigating a shooting that left one man dead onside the luxury stores on the 100 block of Geary Street. Read More

Pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run near Union SquareSep 22, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin Union Square

Pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run near Union Square

Officials were only able to identify the victim after putting out a public call to determine his identity. Read More

FiDi Business Briefs: Home decor store & iconic bench leave neighborhood, plus more closuresJul 24, 2020
San Francisco Financial District Union Square

FiDi Business Briefs: Home decor store & iconic bench leave neighborhood, plus more closures

An update on Financial District retail and restaurant closures, some temporary and some permanent, as shelter-in-place drags on. Read More

SF Eats: Future Bars Group opens Cask at Devil's Acre space, Westwood opens a BBQ pop-up, moreJul 15, 2020
San Francisco Cow Hollow North Beach Union Square

SF Eats: Future Bars Group opens Cask at Devil's Acre space, Westwood opens a BBQ pop-up, more

A North Beach bar transforms into a boutique spirits shop, a barbecue pop-up debuts in Cow Hollow, and a French bakery permanently closes one of its three locations in the city. Read More

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

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