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Welcome to the neighborhood!


The month of May looks to be a busy one for new businesses in the neighborhood. According to a recent Hoodline article (click to read), Papi Rico is set to open May 5th (que perfecto!). Nearby (and super popular) Kitchen Story will open a dessert shop called U: Dessert Story on 16th Street in the previous Ike’s space. […]

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Inaugural Retail Strategy tour a success!


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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Let’s Welcome new Business Attraction Consultant, Jason Luger


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 […]

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Final Report and Appendix RELEASED!


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 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Castro & Upper […]

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