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SFPD reports officer dragged by car in the Castro

SFPD reported an officer was dragged by a fleeing getaway vehicle around noon today, “At approximately 12:35 PM this afternoon, officers responded to a citizen calling about a suspicious person on the 500 block of Castro. Officers responded to investigate. This led to a foot pursuit. The suspect entered a...

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Supervisors approve Wiener in-law unit legislation

In a unanimous vote today, the SF Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Scott Wiener’s legislation to allow the construction of new in-law units (or accessory dwelling units) in the Castro area. New units must be fully functioning with a bathroom and kitchen and be no smaller than 220 sqft and no...

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More condos heading to the Castro

UPDATED 4/3 3:30PM –  Added architect renderings for 2201 Market Street that SocketSite managed to grab. SocketSite reported Sunday that more condos are heading to the Castro. The San Francisco Planning Department released their Preliminary Project Assessment (PPA) for a 6 story 63.5-foot tall mixed use building at 2201 Market Street,...

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Dermalogica coming to Icon ground floor

We noticed the coverings were off the new business at the ground floor of the Icon development. It looks like the Castro will be getting a Dermalogica concept store, the skin care company’s 8th such “Concept Space” in the United States. The interior of the store follows the design trend of...

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Castro Bike Share delayed

Bummer… Aaron Bialick, editor at Streetsblog San Francisco, broke the bad news to folks who were hoping to see the popular Bay Area Bike Share program expand from downtown into the Uppper Market / Castro and surrounding neighborhood areas. It looks like the company who manufactures the hardware and software...

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Nosey neighbor: Scaffolding up around Harvey’s

We noticed there was scaffolding placed around Harvey’s Restaurant (500 Castro Street) and we wondered what was up. We reached out to Harvey’s General Manager Steve Porter who told us that the scaffolding was up for the rehab of the exterior of the building. The restaurant has some architectural elements...