San Francisco - Retail & Industry

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

Aug 18, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Upper Haight business briefs: More clothing stores shutter permanently as pandemic impacts continue

In this week's Upper Haight business brief, two longtime clothiers close permanently, and a new vintage store appears to have changed its plans about opening. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco Inner Sunset Outer Sunset

Sunset business briefs: closures at beachside gift shop & SUV-damaged travel agency; more

Here's the latest look at business happenings in the avenues, including a new Inner Sunset breakfast spot. Read More

Aug 11, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

The party's over: Tenderloin's long-running SF Party to close after Halloween

"I'm done," says the party store's owner, a third-generation San Francisco native who plans to leave the city after the closure. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Women-focused clubhouse The Assembly to close permanently

"It's really been heartbreaking," said Molly Goodson, who co-founded the women's club in a former church in the Mission. Read More

Aug 07, 2020
San Francisco Mission

1-2-3-4 Go! Records to depart the Mission; co-tenant Silver Sprocket to remain

Valencia Street's popular record shop is consolidating to Oakland, giving its co-tenant a chance to expand into the full space. Read More

Aug 03, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Japanese retailer Muji permanently closes all Bay Area stores

Known for its minimalist fashion and home goods, the Japanese retailer has pulled out of its stores in SoMa, San Jose and Palo Alto. Read More

Jul 31, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

After 6 years in business, Goorin Bros. tips its hat to Haight Street

The milliner's Haight Street store, one of several in San Francisco, is calling it quits. Read More