Tag Archives: 20th Street

20th Street Block Party returns to the Mission tomorrow

Music, food, and a variety of family-friendly activities are headed to 19th and 20th streets between Bryant and Harrison streets tomorrow as part of the fifth annual 20th Street Block Party. The event, spearheaded by the music promotion company Noise Pop, runs from noon to 6 p.m. and features nearly a dozen bands and nearly 20 different food vendors. The...

SF Landlord Orders Removal of Bob’s Burgers Mural

The owner of the 20th Street sandwich shop Rhea’s Cafe has forced the removal of a Sirron Norris mural that depicted characters from Bob’s Burgers, a popular animated Fox TV sitcom. Fearing copyright infringement, the building’s owner enlisted Rhea’s executive chef and owner, James Choi, to paint over the four-month-old mural that had decorated its front roll-up doors.  The mural...

Rent Hike Means Another Old Biz on Valencia St. Must Move

Valencia Street’s steady evolution into an increasingly upscale commercial corridor is claiming yet another local casualty as the two-decade old vintage and costume shop Retro Fit informed Mission Local of its exit. A bid on the shop’s space and a lease-less existence have made its continued survival on the corridor impossible, said owner Steven LeMay, adding that Retro Fit will be...

After 20 Plus Years in SF, Ruby on 20th Will Close

For 20 plus years, Laura James has lived in the building upstairs and run Ruby, her boutique gallery downstairs. Now, she’s calling it quits. A rent hike was not the problem – although any increase was impossible to bear because revenues have dropped every year since 2010, said James. But instead of blaming Ruby’s demise on the rent, she attributed it...

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...

The Mission Gets Another Ice Cream Shop!

A year after the beloved, Latina-owned Jocelyn’s Bakery departed the Mission after serving pastries alongside healthy juices for some two decades, it turns out that come October, 3566 20th St. at the corner of Lexington will reopen as an ice cream parlor and that its owner – much like the previous tenant – is a health-conscious, female entrepreneur with a sweet...

Crowd Celebrates Noise Pop Block Party on 20th St.

Several thousand people showed up today to the 20th street block party sponsored by Noise Pop,  a Mission-based music promoter. The party was also a chance to celebrate education and immigrant right activist Rosario Anaya, and raise money for the Mission Language and Vocational School that will be named in her honor. Food, vending, and music filled the four block radius and the...

Expanded 20th St. Party Honors SF Mission Icon

A Mission leader credited with helping to place some 40,000 Latino and immigrant community members in jobs will be honored at this Saturday’s 20th Street Block Party– a free, day-long neighborhood party expected to draw some 15,000 revelers to the 20th Street Corridor. The building that houses the Mission Language and Vocational School at 2929 19th St. will be named after its...

Artist Shepard Fairey Brings Social Justice Mural to SF Mission

A poster rendition of President Barack Obama superimposed with the word “Hope” catapulted street artist Shepard Fairey into mainstream consciousness during the 2008 election, and the internationally recognized street artist is now spreading his art – and politics – to the Mission. On Thursday, Fairey could be seen standing on a lift some 20 feet in the air against the...

SF’s 20th Street Becomes ‘the Place to Be’

During the day, it’s easy to miss Trick Dog, a bar known for its high-end cocktails.  But by night, the line out the door is a dead giveaway that something’s up — something that’s attracting newcomers from around the peninsula to a neighborhood that has transformed from residential and old industrial to Saturday night hip. The short block between Alabama to...

Residents Meet Proposed Medical Neighbors and Say, Move Elsewhere

The appropriateness of Sutter Health’s plan to open an affiliate medical center on the corner of 20th and Valencia streets was the subject of a lengthy and at times tense meeting on Monday night. The talk, hosted by the Liberty Hill Neighborhood Association, brought together 25 concerned Mission District residents and three employees of Sutter Health’s Pacific Medical Foundation, which...