An outpouring of community support for a bar described as a gathering place for artists, musicians and Lower Nob Hill residents succeeded in overturning the Police Department’s recommendation to reject its liquor license application.
Café Royale, located at 800 Post St., opened its doors 14 years ago. Though it’s been through about three changes in ownership over the years, the location has sprouted a community atmosphere with monthly local artist installments on the walls and live entertainment like jazz, comedy and opera. Read More
Apple’s flagship retail store is moving up the street to Union Square and increasing its size in the process.
Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced on Thursday plans to relocate the existing Apple Store at 1 Stockton St. three blocks north to 300 Post St., which is adjacent to Union Square. Read More
To cover rent on a two-bedroom apartment at “fair market value” in South of Market, a San Francisco minimum-wage earner would have to work 7.4 full-time jobs.
That is just one fascinating tidbit from a new interactive map plotting housing affordability in San Francisco. Combining data from Craigslist and PadMapper, the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and The City’s 2012 $10.24 hourly minimum wage, the map was created by the Department of Public Health’s Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability. Read More
In the event of a disaster, The City could be without critical information for weeks, an analysis of a proposed data center lease shows.
The City’s recovery capability for essential information and technology systems after a disaster would “vastly” improve if a proposed two-year, $270,834 agreement with the state’s California Technology Agency for a backup data center in Rancho Cordova is approved, according to city officials. Read More
Creation of new park space in San Francisco was approved Wednesday for South of Market, but not without one city supervisor questioning the wisdom of the addition when there are inadequate resources to care for existing parks.
The City has proposed creating the South of Market West Skatepark and Dog Park in the area north of Duboce Avenue between Valencia, Stevenson and Otis streets on two parcels leased from the state. Read More
Few food items have enjoyed a more surprising recent resurgence than the savory strips of pig fat known as bacon. It is being wrapped around entrees, used to swizzle cocktails, and even serves as a flavor of ice cream.
But now a popular pork-focused restaurant in the Upper Haight must close its doors Friday following months of failed negotiations with neighbors over neighborhood concerns about porcine aroma and grease disposal. Read More
With the help of a local tech start-up, money has been raised for family barbeques, to save a toy store in Illinois and to replace the boat destroyed in the Boston bomber standoff. Now, a City resident is tapping a SoMa company hoping to bring the Blue Angels back to Fleet Week. Read More
The news that The City’s nascent cruise ship terminal could well lose San Francisco boatloads of money is disturbing, but hardly unanticipated.
Last year, SF Weekly obtained a January 2012 e-mail from Port of San Francisco Director Monique Moyer to her staff lamenting the proposed cruise ship terminal’s financial baggage. Read More
Revenue projections show that the Port of San Francisco could take a fiscal bath on the new Pier 27, but officials insisted Monday that those losses can be offset through passenger spending at local businesses.
Built with $53.7 million in bond money, the James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal is scheduled to take its first boatload of visitors in August 2014, according to Elaine Forbes, the Port’s deputy director of finance. Read More
Catching a glimpse of the new tiger cub or any of the other exotic animals at the San Francisco Zoo could soon be a bit more expensive.
Admission fees are slated to increase $2, with prices for San Francisco residents poised to go from $12 to $14. Fees for nonresidents could be raised from $15 to $17, while rates for seniors are slated to go up from $7.50 to $9.50. And for children 4 to 14 years old, the cost could rise from $5.50 to $7.50. Read More