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PO Plus

Castro's 'Gay Post Office' P.O. Plus named SF Legacy Business

October 3, 2022

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 Performing Arts Center

Clarion fundraiser will serve up delicious food and dazzling fashions in Chinatown

September 29, 2022

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

Pop's Bar Officially Gets Legacy Business Status

September 12, 2022

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

San Francisco Microscopical Society

The San Francisco Microscopical Society Is the Legacy Business Run By a Laser-Firing Antarctic Explorer

August 26, 2022

You’ve probably never heard of the 150-year-old Microscopical Society.

Mechanics' Institute

This weekly chess tournament is bringing people back to downtown S.F. Could it be a model for the area’s recovery?

August 21, 2022

The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Room’s tournaments are bringing people back to...

FTC Skateboarding

Haight Legacy Business Spotlight: FTC Skateboarding

August 11, 2022

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.

Scoma's Restaurant

Community, freshness, and sustainability still the hook at SF legacy restaurant Scoma's

July 13, 2022

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...

St. Francis Fountain

San Francisco’s century-old diner, St. Francis Fountain, churns out old-time charm in the Mission

July 5, 2022

This may be the last real diner in San Francisco.

Eros

SF gay sex club Eros reopens in new location

June 24, 2022

San Francisco’s last remaining gay sex club is reopening its doors in time for Pride weekend.

Yuet Lee Restaurant

Chinatown comfort food favorite Yuet Lee has reopened, was only closed for earthquake retrofit

June 9, 2022

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

Community Music Center celebrates 100th birthday by expanding

February 18, 2022

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

Hyde Street Studios

S.F.’s Hyde Street Studios, where the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane made rock history, granted legacy status

February 11, 2022

Hyde Street Studios was recently recognized as a legacy business in San Francisco for its...

Casa Sanchez

San Francisco’s Casa Sanchez to receive historical landmark status. Here’s why that matters for S.F.’s Latino history.

January 27, 2022

The Casa Sanchez building in San Francisco’s Mission District is slated to become one...

Tú Lan Vietnamese Restaurant

Beloved Mid-Market Vietnamese dive Tú Lan gets Legacy Business designation

January 11, 2022

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.

VJ Grocery

How one of SF’s oldest hit films helps a neighborhood corner store survive

December 16, 2021

It’s not uncommon for someone to walk into the store, purchase some frozen food, then...

Blue Bear School of Music

For 50 years, Blue Bear music school has been spreading the rock ‘n’ roll joy

November 29, 2021

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.