San Francisco - Retail & Industry

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

Jul 30, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Lower Haight NoPa

Vinyl Coffee & Wine Bar to move from Divisadero to Haight; cannabis retailer seeks its space

A new cannabis venture has its eye on the storefront at Oak and Divisadero, with a community Zoom meeting set for tomorrow night. Read More

Jul 29, 2020
San Francisco Noe Valley

Last chapter: Charlie's Corner permanently shutters after 5 years in Noe Valley

"It's a heartbreak," said Charlotte Nagy, the owner of the popular children's bookstore. Read More

Jul 27, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Richmond Upper Haight

Tantrum to close Cole Valley store, focus on Inner Richmond location

Before the pandemic, the popular toy shop was considering a third location. Now, it's being forced to downsize to remain viable. Read More

Jul 22, 2020
Jul 20, 2020
San Francisco Mission Upper Haight

Borderlands Books patrons call for owner to step down over sexual assault allegations

More than three dozen financial supporters of the popular sci-fi bookstore are asking owner Alan Beatts to step aside. Read More

Jul 17, 2020
San Francisco Marina

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library shutters Fort Mason store, shifting sales online

Though the Fort Mason store is closed for good, the Friends store at Main Branch is expected to reopen. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro slice shop calls it quits as shelter-in-place drags on

With no return of Castro nightlife in sight, Nizario's Pizza has closed its location in the neighborhood after nearly 20 years in business. Read More

Jul 08, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Castro smoke shop becomes latest Castro retailer to close doors amid shelter-in-place

"It breaks my heart, I love this store a lot," said Imad Bitar, owner of several Castro businesses. Read More

Jul 07, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

5 Haight Street businesses close permanently

Already struggling with high commercial vacancy rates pre-pandemic, the Upper Haight is losing small businesses at an alarming clip. Read More

Jul 06, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro Business Briefs: Restaurants and bars debut outdoor seating; new frame, flower shops open

The Castro's sidewalks are full of diners, drinkers and exercisers, as businesses take advantage of the city's "shared spaces" program. Read More

Jul 02, 2020
San Francisco

'During turmoil, we do good business': Storage unit companies thrive as people pour out of SF

Storage companies across San Francisco say they haven't seen comparable demand since the 2008 recession. Read More