While the Board of Supervisors appears poised to approve the initial financial terms of a proposed $1 billion waterfront arena for the Warriors, the debate over the project details is only just beginning.
With the expected approval, The City would be authorized to work out the financial terms and lease and sale agreement details, and initiate the state-required environmental review. If all went according to schedule, construction could begin in summer 2014. Read More
A South Beach district restaurant might finally catch a break following the arrest last week of a man who police say smashed the eatery’s windows four times since July 9 and stole more than $7,000 worth of alcohol.
On Aug. 2, police said, 40-year-old parolee John Fradet was allegedly caught in the act during a police sting at the restaurant in the 500 block of Second Street, which is less than two blocks from AT&T Park. Read More
When the Moscone Center opened in 1981, Gwenn Craig attended an evening event in the South of Market conference hall, which had been built in what was then a quiet, industrial neighborhood, mostly deserted at night and on weekends.
“So much of the neighborhood was empty,” Craig said. “Everything around it was vacant. You felt like you were going to some sort of distant outpost. People felt a little nervous because it was so deserted.” Read More
Located a half-block from AT&T Park, the spacious bar Paragon is a popular watering hole packed with Giants fans sporting orange and black on game days, and with a hip, South Beach crowd after work. The lively outside patio, which is separated from the bar by a roll-up door that is open when it is nice outside, is a particularly sweet spot to sit, offering a view of the park and fans streaming by. The adjoining restaurant features loftlike ceilings and leather dining booths. Read More
A chain bookstore anchoring a condominium complex in the center of a revived South Beach is going out of business in October amid neighborhood fears that the space will remain empty too long in the down economy.
The last day of business for the Borders on King Street between Third and Fourth streets is Oct. 16, according to Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis. Three other Borders stores remain in San Francisco — in Union Square, the Westfield San Francisco Centre and Stonestown. Read More
Businesses and residents in the South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods are launching a new campaign to combat crime.The group will meet Monday at 6 p.m. to discuss strategies to make the area safer. Specifically, the group wants to target the area bounded by Harrison, Fifth, Berry Streets and the Embarcadero. Read More