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.
Thanks to all the community members who came out and joined us in conversation for the Tenderloin Talk LIVE #4. Catch up on all the exciting news, and stay tuned for the next installment in July, when we focus on the theme of Renewal.
After careful consideration, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District board of directors has made the decision to move ahead with the assessment district renewal process one year early. Don’t miss the first meeting, join the steering committee today. Interested? Contact Steve@tlcbd.org
In April of 2018, the TLCBD Clean Team removed 28,490 pounds of trash from the District. In addition, our team members properly sanitized for 119 instances of human/animal waste and properly disposed of 1654 syringes. Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 or send us a clean request online.
But that is what makes Hai Ky Mi Gia so unique among the countless pho places in both the immediate neighborhood and the greater Bay Area: It offers a cuisine that encapsulates two immigrant identities and thus, a refuge for many.
On Monday [May 7th], neighborhood advocates gathered together to ask City Hall to help them secure the funding. Caleb Zigas, La Cocina’s executive director, says the plan is to have seven businesses open in the place, all run by women and people of color. Read the full story on SF Weekly.
From SF Chronicle food critic Michael Beaur's recent re-visit to the Black Cat: Black Cat, which opened two years ago, is not only a place for music fans. It might top the list of most romantic spots in San Francisco . . . The interior is a blend of sophistication and shabby chic, with a few nooks and crannies and loads of banquette space where couples can cuddle side by side.
KQED's Bay Curious, a podcast which investigates listener submitted questions, spent some time looking into the question: "Why hasn't the Tenderloin gentrified like the rest of San Francisco?" As part of their investigation, KQED's team took a walking tour with longtime resident, tour guide, and performer, Pam Coates. Check out the show here.
Join with neighbors for the next installment of car-free streets in the Tenderloin. Happening Sunday, May 6th, one mile of road in and around the Tenderloin becomes car free making way for community fun. Come on by our office at 512 Ellis Street and connect with us. Click here for more info about the event.
Hoodline has shared the City's top-ranked African restaurants, combining Yelp reviews with their own data-crunching 'special sauce' to find what many of us know, that Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen is #1! Located at 484 Ellis Street (they also have a Mission Bay location), the family-run favorite is always worth a visit. Check out the Hoodline article for more.
Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Our first installment has a little something for everyone. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.
We are proud to partner with Downtown Streets Team (DST) as part of our Tenderloin Clean Team. A while back we shared Stephon's story, just one of the many examples of how DST changes lives while keeping our neighborhoods clean. If you're interested in supporting their work in the neighborhood, contact us.
Alberto Carrillo began the morning of March 27 in much the same way as he has for the past year, working as a public Pit Stop monitor at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin . . . But by the end of his day at 5 p.m., Carrillo, 31, had saved one life and may have saved another. . . full story at SF Chronicle. Thank you Alberto for your continued welcoming presence and for being a hero.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on April 26th at 9am at 333 Turk (Curry Senior Center). From the article: The bike lane, which stretches between Mason and Polk streets, is one of several safety improvements recently made to Turk Street. Other changes include high-visibility pedestrian crosswalks, no-parking buffers, and painted safety zones.
From the organizers: Come learn about the neighborhood's place in the San Francisco of the past, how its role may change in the future and why Herb Caen famously said, "Any city that doesn't have a Tenderloin isn't a city at all."
Tuesday, April 24th, the Civic Center Public Realm Plan team will share design options for long-term improvements to Civic Center’s plazas, streets and other public spaces based on community feedback received to-date. Share your input to help create a final plan for enhancing Civic Center as a gathering space and public commons for all San Franciscans.
This Thursday, April 19th from 3-6pm, one of the neighborhood's most beloved corner stores, Dalda's at Eddy and Taylor, will be the site a community celebration and art unveiling promoting healthy food access in the Tenderloin.
Nearly 400 community members attended the Tenderloin's SF Mayoral Candidate Forum on April 4th at St. Boniface Auditorium. In case you missed it, below find links to photos, full audio and a moderator transcript (with questions).
Throughout the rest of April, the entire Tenderloin community is invited to CounterPulse (80 Turk) to participate in painting Tenderloin in Motion, a large-scale mural that will stretch the entire unit block of Turk Street for two years, during the construction of Group i's 950 Market project. Click the link for painting dates and times.
In March of 2018, the TLCBD Clean Team removed 28,548 pounds of trash from the district. In addition, our team members properly sanitized for 175 instances of human/animal waste and properly disposed of 1780 syringes. Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 or send us a clean request online.
Photographer and Tenderloin resident Darwin Bell has a new exhibit on view at the Tenderloin Museum. Chronicling vibrant photos of the neighborhood he calls home, SF Weekly writes: "Nothing about this show feels exploitative. Bell doesn’t capture images of people or things that would inspire humiliation if the subjects ever saw the photograph, and he marvels about how living in the neighborhood has guided his sense of perception."
The nonprofit plans to open a food hall made up entirely of female-run businesses in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood. The food hall would “serve Tenderloin residents first and foremost,” Mataka says, but it would also offer an affordable place for La Cocina’s entrepreneurs to open their businesses after graduating, a frequent obstacle in the pricey San Francisco area.
A group of seniors in San Francisco's Tenderloin got their first experience with VR on March 27 courtesy of Zendesk. Read the full story and check out the heartwarming video at SF Gate. By Ted Anderson.
The annual cooking contest, and community building event, which brings together and celebrates the diverse cultures and families of the Tenderloin returns to 201 Turk Street on Tuesday April 3rd from 5-7pm.
Hi neighbors! Please save the date for the next Tenderloin Talk Live on May 9th. Tenderloin Talk Live is a quarterly event inaugurated in June 2017 by TLCBD. These events help to strengthen our community connection, encourage dialogue on neighborhood issues, and provide opportunities to engage with a variety of our neighborhood-serving projects and programs.
Tenderloin People's Congress will hold a resident summit to share and receive feedback on a draft platform related to neighborhood issues. The event will take place on Thursday, March 29th from 4-6pm at 150 Golden Gate Avenue. Food, raffle, and children's activities will be on hand. For more information, please contact Lorenzo at 415-358-3925 or email@example.com.