Category: Business

Inside Pica Pica looking out at the it's view of the Castro. Photo: Pica Pica Facebook 6

Old Pica Pica on 17th for lease

A posting went up on Craigslist at the end of last month putting the now defunct Pica Pica Maize Kitchen (3970 17th St) at 17th and Castro Chevron Station back on the market. A message went up in the window of the restaurant in January mentioning the space was temporarily...

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Bandidos Restaurant set to open first week of August

A posting went up on Craigslist last week seeking experienced front of house staff for the new restaurant and tequila bar, Bandidos located in the ground floor retail space at The Century (2200 Market) at 15th and Market. Throughout the posting the restaurant’s owners (Dana Gleim and Jesse Woodward, Hi...

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A battle of two wieners?

If you happen to have walked by the vacant retail space at 4144 18th Street (between Toad Hall and Specs in the City) this past year, you might have seen a sheet of paper posted in the window that read, “Hot dog shop?”. Les Natali owns the space which used...

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Urban Picnic now open in the Castro

We reported a few months back that Urban Picnic (4039 18th Street), a vietnamese restaurant that has a location in the Financial District, was setting up their second location in the old Zadin Restaurant space (also Vietnamese), near 18th and Hartford. The restaurant soft-opened this past week and will have...

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La Taza Latin Bistro for sale

A posting went up on Craigslist yesterday listing the building and restaurant at 4230 18th Street for sale. The building is currently home to La Taza, a popular cafe and restaurant. LoopNet lists the business for sale at $2,195,000. We’re not sure if this will mean a new format for La Taza...

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Sidewalk Sale in the Castro Saturday

With the Castro’s sidewalks now much wider and free of fencing (at least until construction picks up again after Pride), the Castro Merchants group will be holding their annual sidewalk sale this Saturday, June 21st. The event usually happens in May during San Francisco Small Business Week, but sidewalk construction...

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Espresso bar coming to ground floor of ICON building

A building permit was posted today in the window of one of the remaining vacant ground floor retail spaces in the ICON building (2299 Market Street). The permit calls for tenant improvements to suite A including the addition of plumbing fixtures and lighting for a proposed “limited-restaurant / espresso bar.”...

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Castro Urban Picnic signage up

We reported a few months back regarding Urban Picnic coming in to replace Zadin Restaurant (4039 18th Street). It looks like Urban Picnic is just about ready to open their doors. Signage is up above the entrance and on the door. We emailed the owner and he seemed to indicate...

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Castro arcade bar “Project 22″ details revealed

The owners of Blackbird Bar (2124 Market Street) are getting ready to open a new bar along the same stretch of Market Street in the ground floor retail space at the Century build (2200 Market Street). The format is arcade bar serving beer and wine. The bar, code named “Project...

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Castro Cash Mob this Thursday

After some relative success last Thursday with the inaugural Castro Cash Mob, we’re going to do it again, as promised. This time we’re going to change things up a little bit. We’re going to meet up at Harvey Milk Plaza at 6:30PM this Thursday and decide where we want to go...