Our friends at Hoodline posted today that Chinese restaurant Brandy Ho’s, located on 18th between Castro and Hartford St., is closing today. See full article here. We’re sad to see another vacancy added to our commercial area, and are hoping that a new tenant will be found soon. Want to help us fight vacancies in […]
Our friends at Hoodline posted a wonderful article soliciting a community discussion about what’s missing in the Castro. There are many insightful comments that are very relevant to our work. Good job, Hoodline!
Our friends at CurbedSF posted about our multiyear effort to study the Castro & Upper Market district’s retail needs and develop a strategy for filling the vacancies. Read full article here.
The Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy is now underway. Over a year after its initial envisioning, the collaborative project has been fully funded and will take place over the next year. The goal – to improve the neighborhood’s retail character and fill its vacant spaces. The Castro/Upper Market commercial corridor is the second most […]
The San Francisco Business Times wrote about the Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy in it’s article titled “Upper Market retail association formed to address growing retail vacancy concerns“. Read full article here.
Our friends at the Castro Biscuit posted an announcement about the Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy initiative. In the article, blogger Roy McKenzie also cites the OEWD’s neighborhood profile writes: The OEWD’s neighborhood profile included a graph (below) of business surplus and leakage by industry in the Castro and Upper Market area that was […]
The San Francisco Chronicle’s article discussed the renewal of Pop-Up Gay Bar, and brings some interesting quotes that definitely reflect on the Castro: Amid the fun, a question arises: Are “gayborhoods” like the Castro a dying model for community? “I miss the power of the ghetto,” Robert Ortega, a 30-year Castro resident, says of what […]
The San Francisco based real estate blog SocketSite announced the Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy initiative and spurred a healthy conversation with many good points. Read full article at the SocketSite.
The Bay Area Reporter published on August 14, 2014 an article about the launch of the Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy. It cites small businesses and formula retail stores that have closed in recent years, and a few upcoming businesses. Read the full article titled Business Briefs: Castro groups survey gay district’s retail needs
Job description – CLOSED The Project Coordinator will report to the CBD Executive Director, and is expected to work an average of ten (10) hours a week over twelve (12) months, between July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. The dedicated Project Coordinator will act as the liaison between the Retail Strategy Consultant and the […]