Category: news

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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“Francisca’s” restaurant opening in former Palace space

More than a year after a fire shuttered the restaurant and damaged apartments above it, the owners of The Palace are opening a new restaurant in the space. Francisca’s, named after owner/chef Manny Torres Gimenez’s grandma, is expected to officially open around July 15, although a soft opening is going on right now. The restaurant […]

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Doc’s gets clocked over sign

UPDATE 4 p.m.: In an email this afternoon, Doc’s Clock owner Carey Suckow said she has no idea what her landlord’s plans are for the sign but that something similar will be built at the new space.  Suckow also provided some background on the fabulous neon marquee: In 1951, The Clock Tavern began operating at 2575 Mission Street […]

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Doc’s Clock moving forward — to new Mission Street digs

Time is ticking for the Mission’s beloved Doc’s Clock – in its current location, at least. Mission Mission reported Tuesday that there were just 10 more days before the bar shuts its doors at 2575 Mission Street, a timeline that was confirmed  in an email to CSC from the bar’s owner, Carey Suckow. Suckow said that the […]

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Nice rack! BART installing new system to thwart bike thefts

BART is considering high-tech means to ensure its riders’ locked bikes stay put. The transit agency is getting ready to test out a new high-security bike rack inside the 16th and Mission station that will allow users to secure their bikes with a swipe of their Clipper cards. A solar-powered version of the system is […]

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Look who’s back. Sunflower’s Valencia side reopened

Closed for more than three years, Sunflower’s Valencia Street space is finally back. A walk by the restaurant Friday night found 506 Valencia’s Street’s neon sign lit once again and the Vietnamese restaurant full of customers. One of the servers told me the restaurant reopened more than a week ago. Sunflower shut its doors in September 2014 […]

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“Pilot” for Mission-themed ‘94110’ debuts

Back in 2015, fliers popped up in the neighborhood advertising a casting call for a supposed pilot about “six leading technology executives living, learning and loving together in San Francisco’s Mission District.” KQED pegged it as a possible prank, and well it quite likely is one, but now you get to see the end product […]

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Thrifty town no more. San Francisco’s beloved Thrift Town is gone

A victim of increased costs and slumping sales, Thrift Town has closed its doors after 45 years. On Tuesday, Mission Mission broke the news that the beloved Mission thrift store, 2101 Mission at 17th Street, was closing citing a tipster who said Thrift Town’s last day of business was Friday. However, the store ended up […]

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Restaurant beat: Cha Cha Cha wants live music

Under new ownership since late fall, Cha Cha Cha is trying something new: live music. The tapas restaurant, at 2327 Mission St., has applied for a permit that would allow Cuban bands to play there several times a month. Irfan Yalcin, who bought the restaurant last year and also owns nearby L’Emigrante and Urban Fish, […]

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Man dead after shooting at 19th and Capp (updated)

UPDATE 3/24/17: Two San Francisco residents have been arrested in the killing of a 44-year-old man in the Mission last week, police said. Jose Mejia-Carrillo, 22, and Alexis Cruz-Zepeda, 23, have charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the shooting of Jorge Martinez, according to Giselle Talkoff, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Police Department. A […]

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