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San Francisco’s most charitable Christmas tradition carries on, as 2,000 pounds of prime beef are being served at Glide.
Two Polk Street community benefit districts are seeking community input to inform a proposal that could transform the California Street cable car turn-around at Van Ness Avenue into a new parklet.
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Postal Service change of address data indicates as many as 90,000 households may have moved out of SF in the pandemic, with Nob Hill the most frequently fled neighborhood.
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Lower Polk will host a new farmers’ market starting this Saturday in a plaza already set aside for socially-distanced dining and camaraderie.
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The Lower Nob Hill area has seen nearly a dozen small-business closures since shelter-in-place began.
A first-time restaurateur, Ismoil Ochilov sold his car and invested his life savings to bring his native Uzbek cuisine to San Francisco.
Polk Street has seen some closures of late, but also at least one sign of life.
"I'm done," says the party store's owner, a third-generation San Francisco native who plans to leave the city after the closure.
Third-party delivery services take a big bite out of revenue for struggling restaurants — a "predatory economy" that volunteers are fighting by delivering the food themselves.
Outdoor seating has been a lifeline for restaurants that didn't previously have it. But keeping customers in line hasn't been easy.
A local donor has given "quite a substantial sum" to block off sidewalk or parking-space seating for Polk's cash-strapped small businesses.
“The pressure with the conditions we are working under right now is exhausting,” said one store owner.
A local nonprofit is working overtime to help mediate disputes between landlords and tenants who've lost income to the COVID-19 crisis.