Category: Business

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A name change for Bandidos?

Bandidos (2200 Market Street), the Castro’s newest Mexican restaurant, has been open for less than two weeks and controversy surrounding the restaurant’s name has erupted into a firestorm of comments on the restaurants Facebook page. Some of the comments have been taken down, but the blog, Latino Rebels posted a...

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OPENING: Bandidos restaurant debuts Tuesday

Bandidos, the newest Mexican fine-dining restaurant and bar in the Castro Upper Market area is opening its big wooden doors wide this coming Tuesday, September 2nd. A posting for restaurant staff last month detailed that Bandidos will “offer patrons exquisite food presented with fine dining manners, but in a casual...

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A plan for Castro neighborhood retail coming

We’ve reported on our blog many times of businesses coming and going in the Castro and most of those stories are stories of businesses leaving. The Castro has a retail vacancy rate of around 7%, almost double the citywide vacancy rate of 3.8%. Compound that with over 30,000 more square...

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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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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...