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A new, full-service restaurant planned for Valencia at 21st Street

Plans are afoot to turn nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space on the corner of Valencia and 21st streets into a full service restaurant with some retail. The application for a conditional use permit allowing David Quinby, the owner of Amado’s at 998 Valencia St, to transform the space will be heard by the  San Francisco Planning Commission on...

Pop-up art “Parlor” to debut at site of future Valencia development

Before a former motorcycle workshop becomes a multi-story housing development, it will be home to a pop-up arts and design shop called “Parlor.” The developers of a mixed-use project planned for 235 Valencia Street at Clinton Park are sponsoring an arts and design pop-up at the site, which they describe as “Part community living room, part art house, and part greenhouse.” The collection will feature...

Mobile musicians draw an audience on Valencia Street

Stroll down Valencia Street on a warm spring evening and you’re likely to find, within barely two blocks of one another, two variations on a theme: Mobile theater. One is Mr. Brandy in his van – the ex-Texan pianist lives and works out of a van draped in sparkly fabrics and oddball decorations, crammed in next to the piano he...

Cryotherapy and float spa planned for Valencia Street

A spa offering cryotherapy and float therapy is planning to open a location at 810 Valencia St. The  space near 19th Street was formerly home to Gingko Furniture. Images that evoke science fiction adorn the window storefront, announcing the June or July arrival of Reboot Float Spa, which already has two locations in Rockridge and the Marina. Cryotherapy involves cooling...

Woman in Crown Hotel Incident Booked for Making Criminal Threats

Police reported late Saturday night that the woman who virtually locked down Valencia Street between 16th and 18th streets on Friday night was 57-year-old Samantha Helstrom. Helstrom has been booked on charges of making criminal threats and brandishing a weapon in the Friday siege that began at 1:55 p.m. when a 58-year-old pest control employee and a 32-year-old hotel manager went...

After an 8 Hour Stand-Off at a Valencia Street Hotel, Police Arrest a Woman Barricaded Inside

10 p.m.  Police confirmed that at 9:05 p.m. the stand off at the Crown Hotel “ended up very well.” The officer said that at 9:05 p.m. the suspect walked out into the hallway and was taken into custody and quickly taken by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation.  A check of the room by officers and a bomb squad turned up one gun. Residents...

Another Valencia SF Street Store Shutters

The nearly year-old retail store, Amado’s at 998 Valencia St, once the home of the quirky Viracocha, packed up its clothing and shoe inventory on Friday and swept the ground floor clean. Amado’s basement performance space will remain open and this month’s shows sold out, said Al Ribaya, one of the partners involved in the enterprise. “To be honest, we are still...

SF’s Gingko Furniture Becomes Another Victim of Online Sales

The owner of Valencia Street furniture store Gingko is preparing to close the store because rent increases and online sales have made the brick and mortar Valencia store financially unfeasible, he said. Jerry Hsia, who has run Gingko with a business partner for 15 years, said their headquarters are in Mountain View and that store will remain open. Prompting the closure was...

Downed Tree Wallops Multikulti Sign

Not content with almost causing a stampede at 24th Street BART and a Muni blockage at Dolores Park, this week’s storm also left the sign of departed clothing and accessory shop Multikulti on Valencia Street somewhat mangled. Winds took down a tree on the block of Valencia between 16th and 17th streets and while the currently active storefronts nearby were spared any...

Health Clinics Trending on SF’s Valencia Street

Nestled among the furniture stores, boutiques and restaurants on Valencia Street, One Medical, a concierge medical practice – one of three new clinics on Valencia Street – blended in almost too well. People mistake the health clinic for a furniture store almost daily, said Jenny Montoya, the receptionist at One Medical where the façade is lined with large windows. Inside,...

Sutter Health Opens on Valencia with Small Retail

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation opened a new clinic on 20th and Valencia streets earlier this month. The clinic employs acupuncturists, chiropractors, message therapists, and nutritionists in addition to primary care practicioners. The clinic also has lab and x-ray services on site as well as specialty physicians should a patient need them. A shop within the clinic, the Institute for Health and...
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Futures Uncertain for Range and Pauline’s Pizza on Valencia

Range restaurant is slated to close and Pauline’s Pizzeria is up for sale, according to local news. The San Francisco Chronicle reported today that Range, adjacent to Mission Playground, is set to close after 12 years. The restaurant’s owners told the paper that they are thinking of coming up with a new concept to better fit the street’s rapidly changing scene....

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...

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...

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...