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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 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

Feb 03, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Business Briefs: Great Tan, Face It Salon, and Salon Six all close for good

Three personal services businesses, Great Tan, Salon Six, and Face It Salon & Spa, have all announced permanent closures in recent weeks, nine months after their businesses were hobbled by shelter-in-place restrictions. Read More

Jan 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

Jan 27, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro cannabis retailer Flore Store announces 4/20 opening & mural competition

The Castro's newest cannabis retailer Flore Store (258 Noe St.) has announced its grand opening on 4/20 — across the street from Flore a.k.a. Cafe Flore. Read More

Jan 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

Jan 08, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Castro's vintage gay memorabilia store Auto Erotica seeks community's assistance to stay afloat

After 25 years in the Castro, vintage gay memorabilia store Auto Erotica (4077A 18th St., between Castro and Hartford streets) has turned to crowdfunding to help make it through the pandemic Read More

Dec 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

Dec 10, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro barbershop Healing Cuts moves after disagreement with landlord

Castro barbershop Healing Cuts (3903 18th St.) has shuttered after just one year in the Castro. The barbershop's last day in this space will be December 1. 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

Nov 30, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Haight smoke shop owner arrested in Salt Lake City after allegedly refusing to wear a face mask to board an airplane

A man who made international headlines after allegedly attempting to board a Delta flight out of Salt Lake City while refusing to put on a face mask turns out to be the owner of Upper Haight smoke shop Pipe Dreams (1376 Haight St.), which advertises itself as the oldest smoke shop in San Francisco. Read More

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 [Updated]

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