Rising rents may soon write the final chapter in the story of two vintage bookstores after more than 20 years of book sales on 16th Street. By year’s end the landmark shops, Adobe Books and...
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Tagged adobe books, books, Forest Books, gentrification in the mission, mission business, Mission District rent, mission housing development corporation, rent increase, small business, valencia
You may have noticed that everything is half off at Room 4, the small vintage shop on Valencia and 20th streets. That’s because owner David Marks will be closing the store’s doors for good on...
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Roots, a garden store that specializes in plants that require minimal water, sunlight and attention, opens today at 425 South Van Ness, between 15th and 16th streets. “We cater to people who don’t have yards,”...
Still, another one in the neighborhood will close.
This summer, 1,800 gallons of ice cream base are leaving Straus Dairy every week — most of it bound for the Mission District. En Español
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Tagged anne walker, Bi-Rite, bi-rite creamery, business, humphry slocombe, ice cream, malt, sam monahagn, small business, straus, straus dairy, Street Science
And so I threw parties. Fifteen years ago I was throwing one a month. Ten years ago I was throwing one a week. Then, six years ago, I opened my own restaurant.
2 Comments Filed under Art, Food, Front Page, my mission, My Mission
Tagged eskender aseged, ethiopia, food, gardening, mission, radio africa and kitchen, restaurant, small business, underground restaurant
Valencia's niche expectations.
14 Comments Filed under Business, Front Page, Valencia Street
Tagged american apparel, Aquarious Records, Arizmendi Bakery, Bi-Rite, Brett Gladstone, city planning, dolores street community services, Eastern Neighborhoods Program, Gypsy Honeymoon, heart wine bar, Ibarra Brothers Printing, Lark in the Morning, Mission Merchants Association, Ron Mallia, small business, Spork, storefronts, urban planning, vacancies, valencia street
Fees that don't bring in any revenue, and the city takes over a community garden. En Español
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Tagged Bevan Dufty, Board of Supervisors, bureaucracy gone wild, david chiu, david chu, Dearborn, dearborn community gardens, gavin newsom, SLUG, small business
Tell Mission Loc@l what businesses should go in Valencia's Vacancies.
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Tagged building permits, business, commercial real estate, Department of Building Inspection, empty storefront, permits, real estate, small business, storefronts, vacancy, vacant storefront, valencia street, valencia vacancies, Viracocha Creation Factory
The little antique shop takes advantage of recession and serendipity to move to the big time on Valencia Street. Part 1 of an occasional series on the move.
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Tagged Arizmendi, gabrielle ekedal, Gypsy Honeymoon, heart, PROPERTY, real estate, RMC Management, Ron Mallia, small business, valencia street
Husein Dawah, owner of Ali Baba's Cave, was a refugee until he found a home in San Francisco's Mission District.
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Tagged 19th street, Ali Baba's Cave, Arab Heritage Month, cheap eats, falafel, Hussein Dawah, israel, mission district, palestine, Refugee, small business, Syria, valencia street
Obama's stimulus fails most Mission District businesses. By NANCY LÓPEZ
City College designers vie for the best designed window. By ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH
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Tagged art, CCSF, culture, design, durand guion, Encantada, gallery, latino, small business, style, Wells Fargo