San Francisco - Retail & Industry

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Citing pressures of the pandemic, Haight Ashbury T-Shirts to close this winter after 43 years

After 43 years in business, the family-owned Upper Haight mainstay Haight Ashbury T-Shirts is closing permanently at the end of the year, citing the economic pressures of a pandemic that's killed virtually all tourist traffic to the neighborhood. Read More

Nov 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

Oct 27, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro CBD announces plan for security camera town hall & online survey

Last week the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) announced plans to seek immediate community feedback regarding a controversial proposal to install a private network of security cameras. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

City approves new Stanyan Street cannabis dispensary

The city's Office of Cannabis this week approved the application filed earlier this summer for FGW Haight to operate a cannabis dispensary at 768 Stanyan Street, currently a residential garage on a quiet block near Kezar Pub and facing Golden Gate Park. Read More

Oct 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

Oct 09, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Longtime Castro barbershop reopens under new ownership & new name

Male Image barbers Philip Stover and David Hone have partnered with Jim Bolton to reopen the barbershop. Read More

Oct 06, 2020
San Francisco Financial District

New Four Seasons hotel opens in former Loews/Mandarin Oriental

After the second change of ownership in five years and a full renovation, the former Loews Regency (nee Mandarin Oriental Hotel) has reopened as the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero. Read More

Sep 30, 2020
San Francisco Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks neighbors balk while others support 25-year lease renewal for longtime area gas station

Citing the city's climate-change goals, some Twin Peaks area residents are objecting loudly to extending the life of a gas station on Portola Drive that's been there for almost 50 years. Read More

Sep 28, 2020
San Francisco Potrero Hill

New SF Flower Mart Moves Forward In Potrero

The drama about the redevelopment of the wholesale San Francisco Flower Mart in SoMa goes back many years. But now a new Flower Mart in a different part of town is one step closer to being a reality. Read More

Sep 25, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Lower Pac Heights Marina Pacific Heights Tenderloin

City offers grants to Van Ness businesses impacted by construction, but some say it's not enough

With construction now two years behind schedule, area businesses say the grants won't make a dent in their six-figure revenue losses. Read More

Sep 22, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Divisadero Hayes Valley Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight

District 5 pilots $100,000 victim assistance program for vandalized small businesses

The program, administered by the SF District Attorney's office, will reimburse merchants up to $1,000 for replacing broken windows. Read More

Sep 16, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Upper Haight business briefs: Amoeba Music, massage studio, barbershop reopen for business

This week's business brief is full of causes for celebration, including some reopenings, added service and an expansion. Read More

Sep 02, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley business briefs: More boutique closures, pastry shop becomes polling place

A skincare studio and a shoe boutique have called it quits, while a pastry shop is becoming a polling place during the upcoming election. Read More

Sep 01, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission NoPa

San Francisco's DIY instructors get crafty to keep classes going

Been thinking of taking a DIY craft class to liven up your quarantine? These studios are ensuring all you'll need is a laptop and a mailbox. Read More

Aug 31, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Upper Haight business briefs: Vintage shop reopens, dispensary expands, plus an update on Amoeba

Some bright spots in this edition of Upper Haight business briefs: one expansion, one reopening, and more good news from the neighborhood. Read More

Aug 28, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro's 18th Street to go car-free again this Sunday, with eye on safety concerns

In light of concerns about a lack of mask use and distancing at last Sunday's event, the Castro Merchants are doubling down on safety enforcement. Read More

Aug 26, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

20-year-old Krav Maga studio among latest group of Lower Nob Hill business closures

The Lower Nob Hill area has seen nearly a dozen small-business closures since shelter-in-place began. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley loses 2 more businesses, but gains a beauty store

The neighborhood continues to weather a storm of post-pandemic closures, but there's at least one bright spot. Read More

Aug 21, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Hard-hit Hayes Valley loses 3 more businesses, including champagne bar The Riddler

The neighborhood has seen nearly a dozen business closures since the start of the pandemic. Read More

Aug 21, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro stretch of 18th Street to go car-free on Sundays

The Castro Merchants' president said the resulting foot traffic will provide "much-needed relief" to area businesses. Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley

Walgreens to close Van Ness & Market store permanently

The Walgreens, whose theft-plagued empty shelves went viral earlier this year, will close at the end of August. Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro business briefs: 2223 Market to get new restaurant; MX3's Yoga Loft closes; more

Plus, a Cow Hollow consignment shop is closing and consolidating its inventory to the Castro. Read More