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 […]
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 […]