How will our next mayor prioritize the Tenderloin? Re-watch the April 4th Tenderloin Mayoral Forum [Video]

On April 4, 2018, nearly 400 community members attended the Tenderloin's SF Mayoral Candidate Forum at St. Boniface Auditorium to hear from six candidates directly addressing issues of significance to the Tenderloin.

TLCBD was a lead sponsor for the event. We are grateful to our partners, the Tenderloin community, and to our candidates for making the time to address the Tenderloin during this important event.

Now, with election day just within reach, we share this video of the event, filmed by Jon Sadrilingy of Heart of the City Film project.

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Exile in the Tenderloin: The quest for a future at San Francisco’s only Sudanese cafe [SF Chronicle][

Z Zoul, which opened in February, may be the Bay Area’s only Sudanese restaurant. While its owner is making repairs and meeting with agencies, it is still finding its way — a place to stop for spiced coffee or a dish called foul masalah. Yet it’s also a sign that the Tenderloin remains one of the few spots in San Francisco where a new immigrant, idealistic and impatient to work, can go into business for himself.

“It would take five or six days to tell my story,” Elgaali says.

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KQED visits TLCBD Safe Passage, get to know some of the Neighborhood Heroes of our program

KQED recently visited TLCBD's Safe Passage, resulting in radio, print, and video stories documenting some of the diverse voices powering this important program. Get to know the people who’ve come to inspire us as Corner Captains, the residents who volunteer to make the Tenderloin a safer place for ALL.

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BarnZu expands with new Korean tapas location in Tenderloin [Hoodline]

Less than a year after opening their contemporary restaurant, the partners behind BarnZu aim to open a second location in the Tenderloin.

The new location will take over the former Lafayette Coffee Shop at 250 Hyde St. The landlord is doing much of the renovation work to make the space amenable for the new restaurant, partner Min Choe told us.

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