Thank you everyone who attended our latest TL Talk LIVE, our quarterly event series. Here are some photos from the event and a recap of the discussion; including the announcement of TL Thrives, an actionable plan to build block safety groups, expand the Micro Neighborhood Cleaning program, and address open air drug dealing and drug use. Supervisor Matt Haney has also called for a hearing on April 25 on the issue and has identified a 10-point plan to improve the City’s cleaning efforts.
A Tenderloin food hall is expected to open under a six-year lease, in association with the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. The nonprofit La Cocina, which trains women of color to advance in the food industry, will open up within 7,500-square feet of 101 Hyde St. as a temporary interim use. The full Board will vote on the lease agreement next week. Read more via SF Examiner.
Head to the Tenderloin Museum on March 28th 6-9pm to celebrate the magic that is ephemera with their closing of the Tenderloin Historic Ephemera Project. This event is your last chance to see the ephemera exhibit and the matchbook art exhibition, Close Cover Before Striking: Alexander von Wolff. Read more via the Tenderloin Museum for more details.
Interested in checking out the newest food and drink businesses to open in the Tenderloin? From a Chinese-inspired chicken sandwich shop to a zombie-themed tiki bar, read on for the newest spots to land in this area of San Francisco. Read more via ABC 7.
Did you see the hawk? A red-tailed hawk brought traffic to a halt earlier this month when it stopped to eat a pigeon in the middle of a busy street in the Tenderloin. The bird made its kill on Larkin Street near Ellis Street, drawing a handful of residents who took photos. Read more and check out the video via the SF Examiner.
This spring, Asterisk which is headquartered in the Tenderloin, and best-known for its arts and culture magazine, will be releasing their first issue of HOODS, a quarterly print publication celebrating different but equally vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco/Bay Area. The first issue will be covering the Tenderloin and you can weigh in on some of your favorite spots with their survey!
“You’ve probably seen the Downtown Streets Team around, with their telltale yellow vests, rubber gloves and wheeled trash cans in the graffitied alleys of the Mission and the crowded streets of the Tenderloin. The idea behind the organization: to give homeless and low-income people a job and resources to get their lives back on track.” Read more about their work on Bold Italic.
Join us for the next Tenderloin Talk Live, a quarterly event series exploring issues and opportunities in the Tenderloin. Supervisor Matt Haney will join us as a special guest at this event. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP requested.
Local theater company CounterPulse has been a strong supporter of Tenderloin artists, letting neighbors borrow their work for free through an art lending library. Now, the group is expanding into exhibiting artists' work, with new displays in the windows of 350 Jones St. showcasing pieces created by people in the neighborhood. (The building itself is home to the Homeless Storage Facility, a nonprofit that provides space for houseless neighbors to store their clothes and other non-perishable items.) Read more via Hoodline here.
Save the date for the first annual Thai New Year and Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival happening on April 14, in alignment with Sunday Streets. We’re excited to be a partner on this event and hope you will join us for this fun, family-oriented day; promoting Southeast Asian culture, food, music, tradition, the Tenderloin neighborhood, and the Larkin Street commercial corridor.
Do you like to help others? TLCBD Safe Passage has an opportunity for you to become a Corner Captain! Corner Captains are the backbone of TLCBD Safe Passage. They promote a culture of safety in the Tenderloin and assist others as they navigate through busy streets and intersections. Contact us for details on the next orientation and feel free to share this opportunity along.
7x7’s “2019 Big Eat” article features a whopping 81 new plates, as well as 43 restaurants that have never graced the list before. Among the list was Esan Classic, Onsen, Tadu, Sing Sing Sandwiches, and Villon at the Proper Hotel. Find the full list here.