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.


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.

Hamburger Haven

1960s-era San Francisco diner Hamburger Haven announces plans to reopen in June

May 13, 2022

"It meant a lot to us, hearing from everybody, and knowing they cared"

Community Music Center

Community Music Center celebrates centennial with 100 new works

April 5, 2022

The Community Music Center is busting out of its Mission District home, and not just because of the long-planned expansion of its Victorian

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.

Gypsy Rosalie's Wigs & Vintage

This SF shop's rent was originally $75. At 84 years old, the owner isn't slowing down.

October 29, 2021

Rosalie Jacques' shop is a haven for last-minute Halloween finds, and it boasts a storied...

Green Apple Books

Green Apple Books is expanding to SFO

September 15, 2021

Four new shops, including longtime local bookstore Green Apple Books, are coming to...

Sam's Burgers

'An authentic San Francisco experience': Sam's burger joint to gain legacy status

May 23, 2021

Sam’s Burgers, which has been serving hamburgers and cheeseburgers for 55 years in San...