Castro's 'Gay Post Office' P.O. Plus named SF Legacy Business
Last month, the San Francisco Small Business Commission added Castro mailbox and shipping store P.O. Plus (584 Castro St.) to the city's Legacy Business Registry, which recognizes "longstanding, community-serving businesses" that have established themselves in area neighborhoods for at least three decades.
Clarion fundraiser will serve up delicious food and dazzling fashions in Chinatown
Clara Hsu, owner and executive director of the Clarion Performing Arts Center in Chinatown, wears many hats, and on October 8, she'll be helping to host a fundraiser for the arts center that will double as a fashion show for local designers.
Pop's Bar Officially Gets Legacy Business Status
I just got word that legendary Mission dive bar, Pop’s, has officially received Legacy Business Status. Besides the fact that it’s quite an honor, it’s fantastic news because it means Pop’s will most likely be here for many years to come. This is because one of the perks of being
The San Francisco Microscopical Society Is the Legacy Business Run By a Laser-Firing Antarctic Explorer
You’ve probably never heard of the 150-year-old Microscopical Society.
This weekly chess tournament is bringing people back to downtown S.F. Could it be a model for the area’s recovery?
The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Room’s tournaments are bringing people back to...
Haight Legacy Business Spotlight: FTC Skateboarding
FTC Skateboarding is San Francisco's longest running skate shop and has been at the center of the city's skate scene for the better part of three decades. The shop was founded in 1994 by Kent Uyehara, just as skateboarding was evolving beyond its surf-inspired roots and exploding into a new style of city street skating. According to Kent, street skating really originated in San Francisco in the 1980s, and it was dubbed the Mecca of skateboarding in the 1990s.
Community, freshness, and sustainability still the hook at SF legacy restaurant Scoma's
In 1965 when brothers Al and Joe Scoma heard about a small coffee shop for sale on Pier 47 at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, they didn't yet know they were on the road to creating a landmark restaurant. The brothers bought the tiny, six-stool shop that served breakfast and burgers to local fishe...
San Francisco’s century-old diner, St. Francis Fountain, churns out old-time charm in the Mission
This may be the last real diner in San Francisco.
SF gay sex club Eros reopens in new location
San Francisco’s last remaining gay sex club is reopening its doors in time for Pride weekend.
Chinatown comfort food favorite Yuet Lee has reopened, was only closed for earthquake retrofit
The 45-year-old Yuet Lee restaurant and its wall of autographed pictures are back in business, and it turns out the closure was just for a soft-story retrofit.
Community Music Center celebrates 100th birthday by expanding
Not every human being makes it to 100 years old, but the Mission’s Community Music Center (CMC) did. And, to ensure another 100, it celebrated Wednesday
S.F.’s Hyde Street Studios, where the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane made rock history, granted legacy status
Hyde Street Studios was recently recognized as a legacy business in San Francisco for its...
San Francisco’s Casa Sanchez to receive historical landmark status. Here’s why that matters for S.F.’s Latino history.
The Casa Sanchez building in San Francisco’s Mission District is slated to become one...
Beloved Mid-Market Vietnamese dive Tú Lan gets Legacy Business designation
Julia Child would approve of Tú Lan’s addition to the San Francisco Legacy Business Registry, as the 44-year-old Vietnamese restaurant just got legacy status.
How one of SF’s oldest hit films helps a neighborhood corner store survive
It’s not uncommon for someone to walk into the store, purchase some frozen food, then...
For 50 years, Blue Bear music school has been spreading the rock ‘n’ roll joy
The school started in 1971 in a storefront as a fundraiser for the founders' band. The band broke up, but Blue Bear has kept on rocking.