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After project delays, concrete pours start on Castro Street

Construction on the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project, specifically the phase two concrete pours for the portion of the sidewalks nearest the buildings, was stalled the past couple of weeks due to unforeseen subsurface basements and work PG&E needed to complete to make their utility boxes meet the new grade elevations...

Chris Kohrs aka "Hot Cop of Castro" (photo: Armistead Maupin) 3

Hot Cop of Castro to don wet t-shirt for charity

That’s right, Chris Kohrs, aka the Hot Cop of Castro, will be lending his body for a good cause in the form of a wet t-shirt contest of sorts. Next Monday, August 18th, from 6-8PM, the Hot Cop will be at The Cafe (2369 Market Street) raising money for the...

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Castro bar fight and shooting perp facing charges

One of the three suspects arrested in the shooting we reported on last Thursday was charged last Friday by the District Attorney’s Office. The suspect, Jason Hill, a 33-year old man from Oakland was charged with one felony count of negligent discharge of a firearm, two misdemeanor counts of firearm...

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3 arrested for shootings after Castro bar fight

NBC Bay Area filed a report detailing the arrest of three suspects involved in a shooting early this morning near 18th and Collingwood that started out as a fight at a nearby Castro bar. The argument between a 38-year-old man and a group comprised of a 25-year-old woman and two...

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Community meeting planned for future of Pink Saturday

The Bay Area Reporter did a followup story on the story we broke about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s plans to rework or possibly recommend canceling Pink Saturday altogether. In their story they revealed that the Sisters are planning a community meeting to discuss Pink Saturday’s future. The event is tentatively set...

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UPDATE: Weaver’s Coffee & Tea confirmed for Fitness SF building

Last July we reported that Weaver’s Coffee & Tea was coming to the Castro in the same building shared by Fitness SF (2301 Market Street) but there hasn’t been much movement from the location since. Many readers have been asking if the project was going to happen at all. We reached out...

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Candy store coming to ICON building

It looks like the final retail space for the ICON building (2299 Market Street) at the corner of Market, 16th, and Noe has been leased. The new tenant will be a candy shop doing business as Giddy Candy Company. A building permit was granted for the space last month which includes installing...

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New Castro Theatre organ gets $60k Indiegogo campaign

Last year we posted about the uncertain fate of the Castro Theatre’s famous organ often referred to as “the Mighty Wurlitzer”. Organist David Hegarty, the man who has been playing the organ before shows for theatergoers for over 30 years, told us that the organ is not actually owned by the Castro...