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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...

Weaver's signage has gone up in their newly leased Castro space. Photo: Waiyde Palmer 11

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...

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No more Pink Saturday?

The future of Pink Saturday is uncertain, according to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the non-profit group that has hosted the event for nearly 20 years. The event was started back in 1991 in the Castro (where many people were already starting to gather in years past) as a permit-free...

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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2nd phase of Castro Street construction starts Monday

Update (07/11/14 @ 12:00PM): The Department of Public Works let us know that the contractor has obtained a Night Noise Authorization Permit for nighttime construction. The permit stipulates that there will be no work allowed with high impact tools after 10:00 PM in addition to any avoidable noise such as shouting or...