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.
1960s-era San Francisco diner Hamburger Haven announces plans to reopen in June
"It meant a lot to us, hearing from everybody, and knowing they cared"
Community Music Center celebrates centennial with 100 new works
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 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.
This SF shop's rent was originally $75. At 84 years old, the owner isn't slowing down.
Rosalie Jacques' shop is a haven for last-minute Halloween finds, and it boasts a storied...
Green Apple Books is expanding to SFO
Four new shops, including longtime local bookstore Green Apple Books, are coming to...
'An authentic San Francisco experience': Sam's burger joint to gain legacy status
Sam’s Burgers, which has been serving hamburgers and cheeseburgers for 55 years in San...