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 […]
As the Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy progresses from its data collection phase, both the Customer/Resident survey and the Business survey will close on Friday January 16, 2015. The next phase of the project will include analysis of the data, development of case studies, update on the implementation of the 2008 Upper Market Community […]
Are you a retailer or a restauranteur in the Castro / Upper Market? We’d love 10 minutes of your time. We recently published a Business Survey that will help us understand business aspects, needs and challenges of retailers in the district. The results will be tremendously instrumental in developing the Castro & Upper Market Retail […]
We are conducting a brief survey to help fill retail vacancies and bring exciting new businesses to the Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods. Would you have a 5 minutes to help us today? We would greatly appreciate your input on what makes this neighborhood great and what could be improved. Please go to our survey […]
Our good friends at Hoodline are at it again… This time they summarized what people have told them they wanted to see at the Castro, from a bakery to a police station. See full list in the Hoodline article.
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 […]