Posts tagged Small Business
New Tenderloin building to offer restaurateurs space at super-low rents [Hoodline]

A developer lucky enough to get a good deal on a major piece of property in the Tenderloin is passing it on through purposefully low rents, in the hopes of attracting creative new restaurants to the neighborhood. The Aviary will be ready for businesses to move in by mid-to-late 2019, according to Maven. Read more via Hoodline SF.

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Pandora Karaoke reopens in a new Tenderloin home [Hoodline]

TLCBD Safe Passage is happy to hear that Pandora Karaoke has reopened at a new location in the Tenderloin. After more than three years of renovations and permitting hurdles. The karaoke club closed up shop at its old Eddy Street location in January, after an ongoing landlord dispute. But it's now back open at 50 Mason St. (at Eddy), the former home of 50 Mason Social Club.

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Shop Local: Holiday Gift Ideas from the Tenderloin

From the #BlackFriday buzz to #CyberMonday, one shopping trend stood out to us: SHOP SMALL & SHOP LOCAL. There are a number of local businesses and independent retailers in the Tenderloin that might just have the perfect holiday gift for you and the loved ones on your gift-giving list. Here are a few ideas.

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Plant Therapy offers apartment dwellers inspiration and options [Hoodline]

A new shop in a long-vacant space near the corner of O’Farrell and Hyde streets offers apartment dwellers the chance to easily add some plants to their life. Plant Therapy, at 687 O’Farrell St., is owned by Chai Saechao and his partner, Tony Stapor, who live just down the street and had walked past the empty storefront for years. Read the full article on Hoodline.

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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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Tenderloin Pride Shines Through Eighth Grade Poetry [SF Weekly]

SF Weekly has released their sixth neighborhood issue, focusing on the our beloved Tenderloin. Stories in the issue include a look at two small businesses and the rewards and challenges of operating in the neighborhood, essential places to dine (who did they miss?), Tenderloin demographics, an upcoming interactive play about the Compton's Cafeteria Riot produced by the Tenderloin Museum, and lastly the remarkable, uplifting and prideful poetry of the De Marillac students. SF Weekly shares what we've known all along, "that the Tenderloin is the friendliest neighborhood in San Francisco."

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