Big Events, Good Weather, Declining COVID Bring Hope to San Francisco Tourism IndustryThis weekend is one of the busiest weekends San Francisco has seen since the start of the pandemic and tourists, locals and small businesses aren't taking any of it for granted.
SF City Planners Won't Allow Taqueria El Farolito In North Beach Due To 'Chain Store' BanThe Mission District born San Francisco Taqueria El Farolito had big plans to open up a new spot across town in North Beach at Grant and Columbus, but now, they may have to look elsewhere.
San Mateo Supes Consider Millions For Small Businesses, Home Food Sales PermitsSan Mateo County supervisors on Tuesday will consider providing millions of dollars in financial relief for small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Less Frequent Beer Deliveries Leave Many San Francisco Bars Tapped OutGolden Brands, one of the Bay Area's major beer distributors, has made some unwelcome changes to its delivery schedule and small bar owners in San Francisco are hopping mad.
San Francisco Nightlife: Not Quite Back to Normal But Getting ThereOn the first Friday of reopening, restaurants were back to full capacity, not just in street-side parklets but in the inviting interiors San Francisco dining is all about.
Albany Business District Sees Renewed Signs of Life as COVID Reopening NearsTwo days out from California's COVID reopening and there's a sense of progress and relief among the businesses in Albany's Solano Avenue business district.
Pandemic Provided Novato Shop Owner Lessons in Business and LifeWith the end of the state’s COVID tier-restrictions just days away, one business owner in the town of Novato reflected on her pandemic experience, and her struggle to survive.
Face Mask Flouter Spits at San Jose Service WorkersA woman who refused to wear a face covering spat at food service and bank employees at several San Jose businesses on Tuesday.
COVID: Service Industry Employers Lament Lack of People Willing to Fill Open JobsRight when the restaurant and retail industries are bouncing back with customers returning as COVID restrictions ease, many businesses are facing a new hurdle: hiring employees to fill open positions.
SF Designer Turns Struggling Family Dry Cleaners Into Artsy Gathering Spot During PandemicA struggling small business in San Francisco’s Richmond District is trying to survive by welcoming others into its space and the entire neighborhood may be richer because of it.
Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Their Future in Downtown San FranciscoFor small businesses in downtown San Francisco which rely on a high volume of office workers, the post-pandemic economic forecast is as cloudy as a Sunset District summer.
COVID: San Francisco Nightlife Rebounds as Pandemic Restrictions EaseWith rebounding traffic, diners eating indoors and movies projected on the silver screen at Fort Mason, Friday nights in the city feel a lot different from what they were a year ago.
East Bay Restaurants Band Together to Boost Business Amid PandemicIn the Tri Valley, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the restaurant industry to come up with new ways to drum up business. The result: Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week, an effort to help businesses survive.
Menlo Park Small Business Suffers Backlash Over Staffer's Attendance at Trump DC RallyA Menlo Park shop run by a woman who attended the Trump rally on Wednesday in Washington D.C. is facing financial backlash.
Oakland Restaurant Week Expands to Include Local Businesses Struggling Amid PandemicIt’s Restaurant Week in Oakland but this year it’s unlike any other. For businesses that are struggling to survive, the event is more like a lifeline to keep their doors open.