San Francisco Reopening Announcement Causes ConfusionTuesday marks a new phase for hair and nail salons, barber shops and massage studios in San Francisco but the announcement has led to false hope for some.
Outdoor Dining No Panacea for SF Restaurants Suffering Pandemic Revenue PlungeSan Francisco restaurant sales have dropped 91 percent since the pandemic began, a new survey shows, and almost half of the city's eateries are closed, temporarily or permanently.
Black Restaurant Week Showcases American, Caribbean, African Cuisine, Helps Small BusinessesBlack Restaurant Week kicked off in the Bay Area and it's meant to shine a spotlight on small businesses that would normally not have the marketing dollars to promote their eateries.
Reopenings: Frustrated SF Small Business Owners Make Case For Reopening On Steps Of City HallOn the steps of San Francisco City Hall, small business owners, particularly those who run gyms and hair salons came out to protest the current COVID-19 restrictions, saying they need to open up now to have a chance at survival.
Heat Wave Melts Away Business at Outdoor Restaurants in East BayThe first weeklong heat wave to hit the Bay Area since the pandemic forced restaurants to start outdoor dining was, in the East Bay, an unwelcome challenge to reopening.
San Mateo 'Salon Alley' Business Owners Face Bleak Future With New County ShutdownSan Mateo County became the last Bay Area county to face new restrictions after being on the state's coronaVirus watch list. Starting Sunday, the new restrictions ban malls, gyms, churches, tattoo parlors, spas, hair and nail salons.
COVID-19 Reopening: Survey Finds Pessimism Mounting Among San Francisco Bay Area Small Business OwnersAs the days of the pandemic mount and reopenings are paused by surges of new COVID-19 cases, a survey revealed Monday that a majority of San Francisco Bay Area small business owners believe recovery from the financial impact of the virus outbreak will not begin until the end of the year.
Owner of Shuttered Mountain View Restaurant Sued by Landlord for Missed RentDespite a statewide moratorium on evictions, a restaurant owner on the Peninsula is being sued by his landlord for failing to pay rent even though the business has been closed since March.
Morgan Hill Goes All-In With Outdoor Dining as Pandemic Wears OnMorgan Hill is feeling the same economic pressures from the pandemic as any other place but this community is showing how much can be accomplished when you embrace change rather than try to resist it.
Hair Stylists, Barbers Appeal to Governor to Allow Outdoor OperationsHairdressers and barbers hope they can convince Gov. Gavin Newsom to waive a state law that prohibits them from working outdoors
Santa Clara County Officials Work With State to Clarify Reopening Rollback PolicyOn the day that gyms, hair-and-nail salons and churches were allowed to reopen, Santa Clara county officials said Monday that they will likely be ordered to shut down again in two days.