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Balompi-YAY! Beloved pupusa restaurant reopening soon

Missing Balompie Cafe’s amazing pupusas? The wait is almost over. Signs have gone up in the restaurant’s entrance at 18th and Capp Street announcing a reopening date of November 24th. The spot has been closed since late May of 2016 while their building has underwent a seismic retrofit.  

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Urban Fish out of water, becoming Japanese spot

Urban Fish took its last gasp months ago, and it appears a Japanese restaurant is set to breathe new life into the space. Signs have gone up outside 2193 Mission near 18th Street, indicating that the tiny restaurant space could be soon home to a restaurant called Tawara that offers “sake dining,” which I can […]

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Mau to stay after last-minute deal with landlord

Finally, some good news for a Valencia Street tenant. Much-loved Vietnamese restaurant Mau appears to have reached a last-minute deal with its landlord on the day it was slated to close. A sign in the restaurant’s window states that as of 2:40 p.m. Saturday their landlord reached out and both sides were able to come […]

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Senegalizza? Little Baobob now African-inspired pizza place

Top this: San Francisco newest fusion pizza is Senegalese. Inspired by the success of Indian pizza in the city, Bissap Baobob owner Marco Senghor has converted his second space in the Mission into a pizza restaurant that offers three Senegal-inspired pies alongside traditional flavors. Senghor said he struggled to come up with the right formula […]

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16th and Mission development campaign ad(d)s up

Supporters of a large and controversial housing project proposed for the Mission have shelled out thousands in ad dollars to, quite literally, put up a monster fight. Mission for All LLC paid $45,600 to display pro-development ads at the 16th and Mission Street BART station from Sept. 4 until the end of the year, according to BART […]

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Ground control to Major Tom? [Spotted on 20th Street between Capp and Mission.  Thanks, Lyla Rose!]

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Too ghoul for school. Help support a Halloween tradition

No trick, a Capp street artist’s space is planning a massive treat this Halloween – and needs your help pulling it off. The Secret Alley and its gallery neighbor, The Galallery, have launched an online campaign to raise $7,000 to build what they describe as their most ambitious Halloween installation to date. Organizers are reluctant […]

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The Doc will see you now: Mission dive bar open in new location

The Doc is officially in. After losing its lease and iconic sign, Doc’s Clock has reopened in its new Mission Street digs. Tonight marks the bar’s official opening at 2417 Mission near 20th Street, although owner Carey Suckow wrote in an email that the bar quietly opened last week. Started in 1951 and christened Doc’s […]

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That’s the spirit: Zeitgeist seeking license to expand

Already ample with a big backyard full of picnic tables, Zeitgeist wants to give you more to love. The Valencia Street beer garden has applied to expand its liquor license to include a neighboring building purchased by the bar’s owners in 2016. A former sheet metal shop, 80 Duboce Ave. backs onto Zeitgeist’s backyard. Think […]

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Hallelujah! The Lost Church gets permit OK

The Lost Church is one step closer to getting the city’s blessing. At its meeting on June 22, the San Francisco Planning Department approved a permit to legalize the cozy Capp Street theater and music spot. Owners Brett and Elizabeth Cline, who have put three years of work into the effort, still have to get […]

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