San Francisco - Retail & Industry
The new Whole Foods near Civic Center will be the largest Whole Foods in San Francisco, and will open March 10 to bring a much-needed boost to a corner that has lately been in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Van Cleef & Arpels — a centuries-old jewelry chain founded in Paris — and the luxury fashion company Chanel recently acquired new retail store locations in Union Square that are set to debut this year, each real estate investment existing as a sign that downtown SF is rebounding.
The Castro's newest cannabis retail store, Flore Store (258 Noe), is now open while historic neighborhood restaurant Flore (formerly Cafe Flore) has remained shuttered for two years.
Amber Senter helped create cannabis social equity policies in the Bay Area and the state of California, and now she's part of the team that just won Planning Commission approval for a new Bayview dispensary.
Castro Business Briefs: Sui Generis turns 15, Safeway adjusts hours, En Vogue Dog Grooming opens, more [Updated]
A designer consignment shop moves home, Safeway changes its hours once again to combat shoplifting, and a new chiropractor and dog grooming business are on the way.
False claim of Target closing Metreon store spreads on right-wing media before truth can put pants on
An erroneous claim that Target is closing its downtown San Francisco Metreon location was picked up by conservative media, but shot down by a simple email from a Chronicle reporter who asked the company.
Castro Business Briefs: The Café reopens this month, European Wax Center proposed, Réveille's temporary closure, more
In this edition: a Castro nightclub appears closer to reopening, a new hair removal salon has been proposed, an unnamed coffee shop fills a long-vacant space, and another coffee shop opens while one remains temporarily closed.