On Tuesday, January 22, three City departments (the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the Planning Department) are holding a “Conversation on Housing and Community Development.” This is a chance for these departments to gather input from the public and to inform the development of six strategic plans.
Just a couple days after his swearing in ceremony, Matt Haney was featured on the SF Chronicle's City Insider podcast with columnist Heather Knight. Supervisor Haney had strong statements advocating for equitable treatment, response, and resources for the Tenderloin and San Francisco. Don't miss this article and podcast via SF Chronicle.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6 the 11TH Annual NEN Awards & Reception takes place at City Hall. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of residents and organizations that make our city an amazing place to live, work and visit. We’re also excited to see the Tenderloin, awarded “Comeback Neighborhood of the Year.”
Glide Presents an exciting, thought-provoking evening of documentary shorts, filmed and produced by local artists, that demonstrate the resilience and grace of the human spirit. Save the date! January 31st, 8 - 10pm.
Fried chicken fanatics, be advised: cult chicken chain Krispy Krunchy Chicken has opened a new Tenderloin outpost, in a rare standalone storefront near the corner of Eddy and Leavenworth streets. Read more via Hoodline here.
Changes and big moves have long been anticipated along Mid-Market and in the Tenderloin. A handful of projects have now been completed, and still more major developments are underway. Take a peek at some of these transformational investments with SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. Tour the neighborhood and learn more from those involved in this transformations, including TLCBD’s Executive Director, Simon Bertrang. Click here for more information.
Save the date for the Women's March San Francisco 2019. The march and rally, co-hosted by Planned Parenthood Northern California, will take place on Saturday January 19 at Civic Center Plaza SF at 11:30 AM. This year's theme is #TruthToPower and celebrating the #WomensWave. Visit the Women’s March website for more details on volunteering or additional info on the march and rally.
The third and final opening within Mid-Market’s flashy Proper Hotel is almost here: La Bande, a European-inspired cafe, which opened Monday, January 7. La Bande brings breakfast and lunch fare to the nearly 100-year-old, historic flatiron building at 1100 Market Street. Between the cozy interior and a heated patio, La Bande seats 35 people.. Read more via Eater SF here.
James Lowe hadn’t drawn in more than 25 years when he picked up the pencil. He’d been trying to quit drinking and doing drugs, and his mom had just died. He needed an outlet for his restless, destructive energy. And so, “A Tenderloin Tale” was born. Lowe’s first published graphic novel is a semi-autobiographical story about a man living in the grittiest of San Francisco’s neighborhoods while struggling with drug addiction. Read the story in full via SF Chronicle.
On January 2nd, 97 new streetlights in the Tenderloin were recently installed as a push to make the neighborhood cleaner and safer. Mayor London Breed was joined by community leaders to unveil the newly installed streetlights in the Tenderloin District.
Exciting news! TLCBD Safe Passage is a finalist for the Zendrive’s #FundMyStreets community grant. Our road safety idea has been selected to win up to $50,000 to improve road safety in our local community. In order to be considered for the award, we need your support on Twitter. Click here to retweet the video.
From the gritty to the sublime, zig zag through the historic corridors of Ellis, O'Farrell, Geary, Post, Sutter, and Bush Streets. As twilight falls, theses neon signs illuminate local landmarks, classic hotels, and famous movie locations. Meet at Mack's Valet Cleaners on Post Street near Taylor. More details here.