AIDS Legal Referral Panel

Guest Opinion: ALRP knows having a lawyer makes a difference

July 10, 2024

I’ve just wrapped up my first six months as executive director at the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, which has been providing free legal service to people living with HIV/AIDS for over four decades.

Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe

Head to This North Beach Shop for an Elite Sandwich and Beer Double-Header

June 18, 2024

One catch: It’s available on Thursdays only.

Bob's Donuts and Pastries


June 17, 2024

Bob's Donuts in San Francisco plans to expand into a larger space after lease issues, continuing its local legacy.


The EndUp Turns 50 and They're Taking Over Union Square With a Dance Party Saturday

June 14, 2024

That venerable, inimitable, sloppy palace of bad decisions The EndUp was born 50 (and a half) years ago, and they're now getting around to celebrating — appropriately kinda late — with a Union Square takeover dance party.

Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing sold to Chobani yogurt king. Yes, the old label will return

May 31, 2024

Billionaire entrepreneur Hamdi Ulukaya, the Turkish-born CEO and founder of Chobani, the country’s largest producer of Greek Yogurt, has purchased Anchor Brewing and its 2.17-acre Potrero Hill home.

Original Joe's

Little Original Joe’s Unveils New Marina Location in San Francisco with Classic and Innovative Italian American Fare

May 30, 2024

Little Original Joe's opens a new location in the Marina, offering classic Italian American dishes and a sit-down dining experience.

Yasukochi's Sweet Stop

With grandson at the helm, famed bakery in San Francisco's Japantown celebrates 50 years

May 20, 2024

A Japanese-American bakery in San Francisco and its famous coffee crunch cake turn 50 years old this year. The man now running the bakery in the city's Japantown seeks to continue his grandfather's legacy.

The Stud

How the Stud, A San Francisco Queer Bar for the “Freaks,” Was Reborn

April 19, 2024

“It feels like a home to people like me who had to find their way in the world, who don’t fit in anywhere else.”

Simple Pleasures Café

Richmond Review/Sunset Beacon

April 4, 2024

Simple Pleasures Cafe, a quaint bohemian-style coffee shop with a larger-than-life personality and a beloved neighborhood destination, was honored as a San Francisco Legacy Business in June 2023.

Sue Fisher King Co.

Sue Fisher King is moving to Fillmore

March 23, 2024

After more than four decades on Sacramento Street, luxury home goods retailer Sue Fisher King is moving her store to 1913 Fillmore Street.

New Asia Supermarket

Long-Stalled Plan to Build Affordable Housing on Top of Chinatown’s New Asia Restaurant Back in the Works

February 21, 2024

A 2017 idea to build a large affordable housing complex on top of New Asia restaurant in Chinatown has just been rebooted, and the plan would convert New Asia back into the banquet hall it used to be.

Community Music Center

Community Music Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New Building

February 21, 2024

552 Capp St. doubles the size of the institution, no longer San Francisco’s best-kept secret.

Cliff's Variety

Cliff’s Variety

February 8, 2024

This issue of the San Francisco Bay Times launches a new page dedicated to small businesses in the Castro and beyond. Holding a place of honor as the first business to be profiled in the series is Cliff’s Variety. A landmark of the Castro, Cliff’s has been in business for 88 years and long predates […]

Heroes Club

Richmond’s Heroes Club Designated a Legacy Business

January 2, 2024

In a shop window on Clement Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, a large blue robot stands guard over the entrance to the Heroes Club, with its fists in the air, ready to battle for right against…