Posts Tagged: Mid-Market

Groundbreaking for Market Street’s Signature Project

Sports Gambling in the Tenderloin?

Sports Gambling in the Tenderloin?

Posted May 15, 2018 by

Gambling Long Boosted the Tenderloin and Mid-Market: Could It Return? Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s May 14 ruling legalizing sports gambling in the United States came 63 years late for San Francisco’s Tenderloin.As I detail in my book, The Tenderloin: Sex,
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Amidst Problems, Cafes, Apartments are Rising in SF’s Mid-Market/Civic Center

To Boost Retail, Build Housing

To Boost Retail, Build Housing

Posted February 20, 2018 by

New Housing, Not Vacancy Tax, Will Fill Vacant Storefronts Last week’s announcement of Whole Foods opening in San Francisco’s Mid-Market shows again how new housing  boosts ground floor retail. It also highlights new housing’s vital role in providing the foot
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Why Mid-Market and Tenderloin Progress Stalled

Why Mid-Market and Tenderloin Progress Stalled

Posted December 19, 2017 by

I predicted in a January 5, 2017 article that San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood would take “major steps toward revitalization” in 2017. I was wrong. I was also wrong about anticipated progress for portions of Mid-Market bordering the Tenderloin. It’s no
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5 Years After Twitter, Mid-Market Begins to Blossom

Uncovering the Real Grit of San Francisco

Uncovering the Real Grit of San Francisco

Posted December 22, 2015 by

On the 100th anniversary of the city’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, four new books uncover the real grit of San Francisco and its neighborhoods. My new book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco, begins
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San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review

Posted December 17, 2015 by

In the past two decades, San Francisco politics has seen five very politically significant years: In 1995, Willie Brown’s rescued the city from the far too conservative accidental mayor Frank Jordan; In 2000, district elections brought grassroots progressives like Chris
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