Read the recent Hoodline article about the NEW business coming into our neighborhood!
It was lovely to meet and make personal connections with familiar neighborhood names as we learned a bit about the current vacant spaces on the tour. Spaces visited were: 2175 Market Street 2198 Market Street 2240 Market Street (Sullivan site) 2275 Market Street (Books, Inc. site) 2349 Market Street (Illy site) We are hoping to do another […]
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The Castro Community Benefit District welcomes NEW Business Attraction Consultant, Jason Luger to the neighborhood. Jason will help to implement the recommendations in the Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy. BIOGRAPHY Dr. Jason Luger is an urban geographer with research interests focusing on urban policy, urban social movements and activism, comparative approaches to economic development, and […]
The final report and technical appendix for the Castro/Upper Market Retail Strategy have been released! Please see the “Recommendations and Report” tab to access these documents. The executive summary has been provided below. For questions or to learn how to become more involved with the project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Castro & Upper […]
The latest article from the Bay Area Reporter. By Matthew S. Bajko Link HERE. A tiny, bathroom-less storefront on upper Market Street illustrates the ongoing conversation about how to fill vacant retail locations in the city’s gay Castro district and with what sort of businesses. Last October Drysdale Properties, a local affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway […]
The Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy is approaching the end of its first year. Surveys, interviews and focus groups have given the Retail Strategy team a grounded understanding of the district’s retail dynamics – where people come from, how they get here, how much they spend, how much the rents are, how much the […]
Our friends at the Bay Area Reporter just posted a fascinating article. As San Francisco prepares to celebrate the annual Small Business Week, community leaders in the Castro are finalizing a retail strategy to assist with filling vacant storefronts throughout the city’s gay district. The Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District last summer launched the effort […]
The yearlong Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy has made significant headway. 2014 was largely dedicated to community outreach. 2015 is focused on strategy. What changes does the community want to see in the district, and how can we get there?The goal of the project is simple – to help bring exciting new businesses to […]