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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...
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Hayes Valley Kebab Makers Move to SF Mission

Hayes & Kebab, a Hayes Valley restaurant demolished to make way for new construction, has resurfaced in the Mission as Valencia & Kebabs at 525 Valencia St.. It is taking over the former location of the Indian restaurant Gajalee. “It’s how we cook food in Kurdistan,” explained Emin Tekin, who along with his brother Bawer co-owns the restaurant as well...
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Potential New Restrictions on SF Formula Retail Face Opposition

Stronger restrictions on formula retail — chain stores — could be coming to San Francisco in the next few months, but they are facing significant opposition, a Planning Commission meeting last night showed. In the Mission, the Valencia Street commercial corridor and its merchants’ association has a history of fiercely opposing formula retail, most notably with its opposition to the entry...
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Online Biz, Rising Rents Close Valencia St. Stores

After losing much of their business to online sales and facing steadily rising rents, two businesses on San Francisco’s Valencia Street will shutter and two will relocate by mid-February. Another business has already shut down, and two others in the two-block stretch worry about their futures.  Lost Weekend Video, after 18 years on Valencia Street, will relocate to inside the Alamo...
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SF Mission’s Lost Weekend Video to Relocate to Alamo Drafthouse

Come February, Lost Weekend Video will depart its storefront on Valencia Street, where it has rented out films for some 18 years, and will move to the New Mission Theater. The video store will become part of a partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse to preserve two collections of hard-to-find films — both Lost Weekend’s collection and the Le Video Archive. The store will...
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Cierra El Majahual en La Misión Después de 23 Años

El restaurante El Majahual, ubicado en el 1142 de la calle Valencia cerca de la 23 cerró la semana pasada. Su dueño, Hernando Ledesma, dijo que abrirá un restaurante colombiano nuevo en San Leandro, más cerca de su casa en Oakland. “Estoy muy contento”, dijo Ledesma respecto a su decisión. Él dijo que la oportunidad de tener un restaurante en...
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El Majahual in SF Mission Closing After 23 Years

El Majahual restaurant at 1142 Valencia St. near 23rd is closing next week, according to its owner Hernando Ledesma, who said he is starting a new Colombian restaurant in San Leandro, closer to his home in Oakland. “I’m so happy,” Ledesma said of the move. The opportunity to own rather than lease a restaurant was too good to pass up, Ledesma said, and though...
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SF Mission Clothier DEMA to Close in February

Weeks after celebrating her 18th year on 1038 Valencia Street, Dema Grim, owner and designer at the clothing store DEMA, is having the first of several closing sales. She’ll be moving out in February. “It’s not sad, it’s a little bittersweet,” Grim said. “I turned 50 and decided it’s not for me anymore.” The move comes not as the result of...
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Quirky SF Mission Alt-Film Space ATA Lives On

ATA, or Artists’ Television Access, signed a renewed lease on November 13, securing its space at 992 Valencia Street for another five years. The announcement comes after a tense few weeks, during which ATA’s all-volunteer staff weighed a substantial rent increase against the ability to stay in place on on a rapidly changing commercial corridor where prices have exploded. Ultimately, the film space was...
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Would-Be Fire at Boogaloos Leaves No Damage (Updated)

A pseudo-fire broke out Sunday night around 10 p.m. at Boogaloos on the corner of 22nd and Valencia streets due to rags that “spontaneously combusted” but were doused before flaring up. “I wouldn’t say it was really a fire,” said Mindy Talmadge, a spokesperson for the fire department. “It was actually a bag of rags that were soaked with chemicals that...
The historic Boogaloo's facade. Photo: Joe Rivano Barros / Mission Local.

Boogaloos to Stay Open, For Now

Despite concerns that the neighborhood diner might be shutting its doors as early as this month, Boogaloos will be staying open through December, but faces an uncertain future after that. “For sure we’re not leaving in September,” said co-owner Carolyn Blair Brandeis. “We’ll be staying open at least through Christmas, that’s our plan.” Blair Brandeis said the uncertainty is due to recent...