Tis the Season, Tenderloin Shopping Opportunities

With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to fall into the trap of purchasing the usual knickknacks. Here are several opportunities to gift authentic items in and around the Tenderloin while connecting with and supporting local businesses, artists, and makers.

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Corner Captains Train With Tenderloin Station Officer Azim

While students were out of school during the Thanksgiving holiday, Safe Passage Corner Captains took time for personal enrichment with a safety training organized by Tenderloin Station officer Yossef Azim.

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Proper Hotel’s Villon a culinary oasis for Mid-Market

Villon, at the juncture of Market, Seventh and McAllister streets, is an oasis. Diners enter a lobby of the recently opened hotel with its modern, eclectic design by Kelly Wearstler, known for her personal and sometimes quirky looks. The restaurant, with its lounge spilling out into the lobby, has a jubilant vibe.

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San Francisco Civic Center Tree Lighting, Dec 5th

Tenderloin! Head down to Civic Center Plaza for a special tree lighting event on December 5th from 5-7pm. There's a whole lot of entertainment with Honey Mahogany emceeing, toy giveaway, performances, and drinks (of the naughty of and nice variety). Not to mention appearances by Scrooge and Santa.

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Re-Read The Tenderloin Times, at the Tenderloin Museum [SF Weekly]

The Tenderloin Museum’s new exhibit, “Voice of the Central City: The Tenderloin Times, 1977-94,” is a bittersweet look at the little paper that could. Funded by Hospitality House and grant money, The Tenderloin Timeswas the right paper at the right time — staffed by idealists like Rob Watersand Sara Colm, who made sure that under-reported issues like homelessness were reported with the seriousness they deserved.

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