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Benu chef's anticipated S.F. Korean barbecue restaurant is here, and already booking up
November 1, 2021
Boutique S.F. brokerage firm spreads its wings
October 29, 2021
Swing into the Retro-Cool New Hilda and Jesse That’s Breaking Brunch Expectations in North Beach
October 29, 2021
Could the El Farolito Debate Finally Move the Needle on SF's Formula Retail Rules?
September 29, 2021
Elephant Sushi to open new location in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood
September 24, 2021
Electric truck maker Rivian eyes outpost in Hayes Valley
September 24, 2021
17 most anticipated restaurant openings in the Bay Area this fall
September 21, 2021
The Bay Area’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Fall 2021
September 20, 2021
Much-Anticipated Nisei Opens Next Week with Japanese-American Star Ambitions
August 12, 2021
San Francisco Retail Finds its Footing in Recent Months
July 26, 2021
An exciting new Russian restaurant where classic dishes get a modern twist is coming to S.F.
July 26, 2021
Can the Castro get its groove back?
June 10, 2021
French restaurant Bistro Central Parc is reopening — under a new owner
May 10, 2021
Mission Bay coffee truck Spro Coffee expanding to the Castro this summer
May 5, 2021
A Fresh New Izakaya Sizzles Open in Bernal Heights
May 4, 2021
A Permanent Source of Extra Fluffy Pancakes Is on the Horizon
April 13, 2021
Real Estate Deals: Californios lease
April 2, 2021
Proposition Chicken chain finds new roost in S.F. neighborhood
February 22, 2021
Rivian plans showroom in Fulton Market
February 8, 2021
A Prominent Japanese Curry Brand’s First U.S. Location Will Debut in San Francisco
February 8, 2021
Will the commercial corridors in SF’s Mission recover? It may only be a matter of time.
January 25, 2021
Acclaimed La Mar team is opening a charcoal-grilled Peruvian chicken restaurant in S.F.
January 7, 2021
As S.F. locks down, new law gives small businesses leverage in lease negotiations
December 9, 2020
Hit food truck Malibu's Burgers is ready to sling vegan smashburgers in a new Oakland restaurant
November 20, 2020
A new, improved formula
November 2, 2020
'No one signed up for 2020': San Francisco retailers struggle to survive the pandemic
October 19, 2020
S.F. Eyes Relief Package For Retail, Restaurant Sectors
October 8, 2020
Viewpoint: It's time to bend on S.F. formula retail law
September 25, 2020
Retailers and Landlords Get Creative with an Eye to 2021 Upturn
September 16, 2020
Planned for summer 2021, Oakland's Town Revival restaurant bets on brighter future
September 16, 2020
Vacancies on Hayes and Fillmore Streets prompt argument for relaxing the rules on chain stores
September 4, 2020
FOOD Fine dining chefs are opening San Francisco chicken restaurant the Roost
July 13, 2020
Tenants see unique opportunities in a sluggish, uncertain S.F. retail market
July 6, 2020
Future of Restaurants Heads to the Curb As Cities Pave Way for Outdoor Dining
June 18, 2020
National retailers, landlords must get creative says Maven’s Meunier
June 10, 2020
Variable Rent Makes A Comeback For Retailers In A Post-Pandemic World
June 8, 2020
15-course tasting menu restaurant Osito to land in S.F.’s Mission
June 1, 2020
A Looming Retail Apocalypse? Not So Fast, Some Experts Say
May 14, 2020
Over 50 SF Restaurant Owners Explain What They Need to Stay in Business
May 13, 2020
Two San Francisco Retail Brokerages Merge to Position Themselves for Post-Pandemic Opportunities
May 2, 2020
Influencers in Retail
May 1, 2020
Developers, Owners Help Bridge Near-Term Hurdles
April 21, 2020
The rent dance: How small businesses are negotiating lease payments with landlords
March 30, 2020
SF supervisor hopes law can save historic Clay Theatre, other single screens
March 9, 2020
Food hub in Tenderloin, The Aviary, scoops up two more restaurant tenants
March 9, 2020
San Francisco’s tiny Merchant Roots leans into avant-garde fine dining
March 3, 2020
Devil’s Teeth Baking Company Promises Butter-Bomb Biscuits for the Outer Richmond
January 17, 2020
Inside Mamahuhu, a Michelin-Starred Chef’s Reinvention of Chinese-American Takeout Fare
January 13, 2020
Azalina’s to bring Malaysian food to new Tenderloin restaurant development
December 17, 2019
New Parisian-Style Tea Salon Promises Elegant Pastries for Polk Street
December 13, 2019
Gwyneth Paltrow dives into S.F.'s retail market with new Pac Heights storefront
November 4, 2019
Inside Opening Night at Supreme's New San Francisco Store
October 25, 2019
Chase Center’s Mixed-Use Plan Draws Visitors, Shoppers, Office-goers
October 18, 2019
Cutting Through the Retail Approval Logjam
October 8, 2019
Cutting Through the Retail Approval Logjam
October 8, 2019
Union Square, SF’s shopping hotspot, struggles as stores close
October 3, 2019
Three-Michelin Star Chef Corey Lee Plans New SF Restaurant
September 10, 2019
THE STATE OF RETAIL IN THE BAY AREA (Maven Partner/Retail Pam Mendelsohn Speaking)
July 29, 2019
Storefront & Center
July 17, 2019
The Japan Center Malls are doing well. Why is their future uncertain?
June 30, 2019
Rich Table Alum Brandon Rice To Open New Restaurant in San Francisco
June 28, 2019
Popular North Beach Pizzeria Opens Castro Location This Weekend
June 18, 2019
North Beach’s storefronts: Key takeaways
June 13, 2019
Expanded Michelin Guide delivers shakeup to the Bay Area's culinary stars
June 3, 2019
Shop Talk: Veronica Beard opens in Pacific Heights, SF Etsy hosts a maker pop-up + more style news
May 1, 2019
How Stonestown Galleria became a culinary destination
April 10, 2019
New Tenderloin building to offer restaurateurs space at super-low rents
April 4, 2019
Tonic reopens in new Lower Nob Hill home
March 29, 2019
Check Out Emporium Oakland, Now Buzzing With Arcade Games and Drinks in Uptown
March 1, 2019
Emporium arcade bar's new Oakland location opens this week next to Fox Theater
February 25, 2019
Public transit–linked retail development accelerates
February 13, 2019
New SoMa Sushi Spot Merges Korean Flavors With a Japanese Dining Experience
January 18, 2019
Bandcamp Chooses Oakland for First Brick and Mortar Record Store: Look Inside
January 17, 2019
Bandcamp Is Opening a Record Store and Performance Space in Oakland
January 17, 2019
Restaurant Boasting New York City Flair Coming to the Castro
January 15, 2019
DeRose & Appelbaum rebrands as Maven
January 11, 2019
San Francisco real estate brokerage lands two heavyweights from Cushman as it shifts focus to retail
January 8, 2019
A New Souvla Built for Speed Opens in the Marina Tomorrow
January 7, 2019
San Francisco’s Angler is named the best new restaurant in the country
November 28, 2018
SF Eats: Italian Homemade Co. expands in North Beach, Minas Brazilian closes in Hayes Valley
November 7, 2018
Hot streetwear brand Supreme braves S.F. chain store rules to open in Mid-Market
October 22, 2018
The Women's Co-Working Space With a Serious Food Focus
August 30, 2018
Plant Therapy offers apartment dwellers inspiration and options
August 6, 2018
Tokyo’s Hashida Sushi Will Open First US Outpost in SF’s Union Square
July 3, 2018
Mission building's history on display as owner seeks new tenants
May 22, 2018
BarnZu expands with new Korean tapas location in Tenderloin
May 15, 2018
Sajj Mediterranean to open second SF location in FiDi
May 15, 2018
May 14, 2018
Rothy's store steps out on Fillmore, Everlane hosts a wrap party + more style news
May 10, 2018
April 30, 2018
Boba Guys Arriving on Divisadero!
March 29, 2018
Among top San Francisco destination restaurants, the Progress is better than ever
March 14, 2018
Top North Beach Pizzeria Opening Roman-Style Pinsa Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
March 1, 2018
Ruby offers communal work space for women
February 2, 2018
October 24, 2017
Contempoary Korean Restaurant Barnzu Opens in The Tenderloin
October 4, 2017
Pantarei closes in North Beach; Il Casaro team moving in
September 11, 2017
September 5, 2017
‘Joe & The Juice’ Stakes Out Fillmore St. Location
September 5, 2017
German Eatery Coming to 17th & Church
August 1, 2017
Hot Plate: Inside 'MM Clay,' The Ceramics Studio For SF's Top Chefs
June 14, 2017
'BarnZu' To Bring Authentic Korean Flavors To The Tenderloin
March 24, 2017
Cole Hardware Opens in North Beach!
February 16, 2017
January 12, 2017
December 14, 2016
Jane’s Third Opening Means Three Times the Bakery Charm
December 14, 2016
Souvla's Clone Opens on Divis
June 3, 2016
Event Recap: The Evolving Tenderloin & Union Square West
March 22, 2016
40 Under 40 2016: Santino DeRose taps commercial real estate background in community service
March 10, 2016
Exclusive: Detroit design brand to open Bay Area retail stores
December 1, 2015