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Valencia Shops Host Holiday Cookie Crawl

Merchants along Valencia Street have once again organized a holiday cookie crawl down the street, and are offering holiday deals as well as sweet treats on Saturday, Dec 3. Proceeds from cookie sales will go to 826 Valencia. Here’s a list of participating businesses and what they have in store for holiday shoppers: Dijital Fix Mission Bicycle Co.  – Free gift...
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Former “Currents” on Valencia Now Home to “Baggu”

A bag retailer called Baggu is now open in the former Currents space at 911 Valencia Street. Baggu, which opened Nov. 17, sells purses, tote bags, reusable grocery bags, and backpacks. The Valencia Street location is its third brick and mortar store, with the other two in Oakland and Brooklyn in addition to a large online and wholesale presence. Molly Marrone, a...
The Crown Hotel, center, rises above its two neighboring buildings.

New Housing Units for the Homeless Open on Valencia

San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing announced Wednesday that 244 new permanent supportive housing units will come online over the next three months – 50 of them in the Mission District. Valencia Street’s Crown Hotel, where units came online October 27 and prospective tenants are currently viewing its apartments, is one of three hotels now becoming available to...
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Dog-Eared Books, Zeitgeist Added to Legacy Business Registry

Five more small businesses have joined the city’s Legacy Business Registry, including two in the Mission: Dog-Eared Books and Zeitgeist. The registry, which formally acknowledges selected small businesses for their impact on their surrounding communities, allows business owners the to apply for yearly Business Assistance Grants of $500 per employee (capped at 100 employees), and provides crucial leverage in negotiating...
The corner of Valencia and 20th streets will be the site of the Mission's newest medical center.

Sutter Health Center Takes Root in SF Mission Condominium Building

The Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is moving a new healthcare center into the currently empty retail spaces at the bottom of the five-story condominium building at 899 Valencia St., set to open in mid-November. The development houses 18 condominiums and three empty spaces on its ground floor, all of which will be occupied by the outpatient healthcare facility in an effort...
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Staffing Woes Shutter Valencia St. Kebab Restaurant

One of the owners of Valencia & Kebab at 525 Valencia St. confirmed this week that the Mediterranean restaurant has shut its doors for good after just 10 months of business in the Mission. Emin Tekin co-owns the restaurant and two others – both called Kobani Mediterranean Grill, in the Marina and another in Berkeley. Tekin said that the restaurateurs...
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“Fine Casual” Greek Food Coming to Valencia St.

Following Grub’s silent exit from Valencia Street in late August, the space that briefly housed the popular brunch locale has already landed a new tenant – Souvla, a “casual Greek sandwich shop and wine bar,” is set to open its doors at 758 Valencia St. in early 2017. Described as “fine casual” dining, Souvla’s menu is rather simple, featuring classics such...
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Man Steals Cash from Tip Jar, Three Men Rob Man at Knifepoint

A man robbed a tip jar from a business on Valencia Street on Wednesday morning, grabbing a woman’s arm and injuring it in the process. At 9:40 a.m., a man in his 40s went into a business on Valencia Street between 23rd and 24th streets, walked around the counter, and grabbed the arm of the 42-year-old woman behind the counter....
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Music, Makers and Civics at Sunday Streets

A somewhat blustery and slightly overcast day didn’t deter hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists from strolling or cruising along Valencia Street on Sunday. Live music in the streets and clouds of bubbles are hard to resist. But the civic engagement groups were particularly noticeable at this particular iteration of Sunday Streets as well, with both local political hopefuls and a plethora of...
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New Tech Shuttle Stops Proposed Along 26th and Valencia Streets

In addition to new commuter shuttle stop zones at Dolores Street between 18th and 19th streets and at 16th and Sanchez streets, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is proposing to remove two current stops along Valencia Street, one at 24th Street and one at 25th Street, and replacing them with stops at 26th Street. This proposal comes as part of an ongoing effort to...
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Sponsors Support, Save SF Mission Genre Bookstore

A science fiction, mystery and horror bookstore that has weathered some 19 years on Valencia Street is thriving under a sponsorship model its supporters concocted last year – and while its owner is not recklessly optimistic, there is a possibility that the store may acquire a building for a permanent home in San Francisco. A year has passed since science-fiction...
Representatives from Keller Williams and the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association discuss the potential future hybrid retail and realty space at 461 Valencia Street after a hearing.

Realty Seeking SF Address Faces Opposition

A lukewarm welcome awaited the proprietors of a potential new real estate office and coffee shop at the Planning Commission, where Keller Williams Realty on Thursday sought a permit to move into what was once ArtZone 461 on Valencia Street. The realty firm has dozens of locations across the country and several in the Bay Area, and at issue is...
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As Families Disappear, SF Mission Health Center Consolidates

The Mission Neighborhood Health Center, the largest health clinic in the neighborhood, will close its location at Valencia Street and consolidate the services offered there to its main location on Shotwell and 16th streets and its Excelsior location. The Valencia clinic provides pediatric and teen services, while the Excelsior and Shotwell clinics provide services for people of all ages. Brenda Storey,...
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Smitten Ice Cream Returns to its SF Roots

The wagon set up on the streets of the Mission back in 2009 is poised to return early summer of 2016 as a full-grown ice cream shop. Robyn Sue Fisher, fresh from Stanford with an MBA,  began Smitten Ice Cream by selling frozen treats in the Mission district out of a Radio Flyer®. Since then, she has opened shops in...