Mayor London Breed Tours District & CBDs Attend Her Announcement Regarding Additional Fix-It Team Budget Investments

Recently Mayor London Breed toured the District, visiting various hot spots with the City's Fix-It Team.  In the days preceding this, she thanked the CBDs and other community organizations at a press conference announcing more funding for the Fix-It Team. In a  press release from the Mayor's Office of Communications,  funds will also go toward "increased video surveillance systems for Community Benefit Districts..."

Other areas of focus include expanding the Fix-It Team's coverage area, additional financial support for Downtown Streets Team, the installation of 20 Bigbelly trash receptacles (5 of which will be placed in the District along Market Street between 6th and 7th), fencing around public parking lots in an effort to reduce vandalism and graffiti, and the installation of solar-powered motion-detection lights adjacent to housing. 

Tu Lan's Owner Anthony Nguyen Passes Away

Sadly the owner of Tu Lan, Anthony Nguyen, has passed away. He was 36. The outpouring of grief and remembrance of Nguyen from those who knew him brought attention to his kindness, generosity, and his presence as a strong pillar of the community. 

Gianluca Legrottaglie, of the neighboring restaurant Montesacro, told Eater SF: "Anthony was one of the sweetest guys on the block. Always smiling and always ready to help. When I first opened, he'd show up out of the blue with trays of his amazing food from TĂș Lan, sit at a table and enjoy a pinsa... I hope his legacy will continue in the years to come and we hope that his mother, who's now running the business, will have the support she needs." READ MORE

CMCBD Provides Personal Safety Presentation for Zendesk 

The Central Market Community Benefit District provided an overview of best practices for personal safety in an urban environment for employees of Zendesk. The information presented is also available on CMCBD's  Safety Summit page.

CMCBD sponsored Luncheon for SFPD's Tenderloin Station

CMCBD joined forces with the Civic Center Community Benefit District and  Another Planet Entertainment to host an  Officer Appreciation luncheon, thanking them for all the hard work and service they provide for the Districts. The CBDs are also grateful for the support Officers provide our cleaners and ambassadors while working alongside them in the field.


West SoMa Landlords Seeking CBD to Provide Similar Service as the CMCBD 

The SF Business Times notes that West SoMa landlords are fed up with the conditions of the streets and are looking to the work of the CBDs. The article notes, "Wide spread dirty streets, drug usage and local homelessness are pushing local property owners, residents and businesses to seek the creation of a SoMa West Community Benefit District (CBD)."

Elevator Attendants Come to Powell and Civic Center Stations

After complaints of the conditions at some of the BART elevators, the agency deployed  elevator attendants at the Powell and Civic Center Stations as part of a six-month pilot program that began in late April. 

At the end of the third month of the trial period, due to the program's initial success, BART announced the elevator attendants will remain at the Powell and Civic Center Stations through 2019. The elevator attendants are present all day -- from 4 am to 1 am -- seven days a week. READ MORE

Positive Developments in Central Market Highlighted in Recent Articles

Beyond Chron acknowledges persistent downtown challenges, but makes note of positive developments overlooked in Central Market, such as the progress of the Better Market Street project and the announcement of Whole Foods coming to 8th and Market. The San Francisco Business Times soon followed suit.  READ MORE

Proper Hotel Named San Francisco Business Times' Real Estate Deal of the Year & "Hippest Hotel" in SF by Forbes

The San Francisco Business Times named Central Market's Proper Hotel one of its Real Estate Deals of the Year, noting its addition of visitors to the neighborhood, amenities and rooftop lounge. 

And the accolades keep coming for the hotel: Forbes Magazine says the Proper Hotel is the hippest hotel in San Francisco and "The Golden City finally got the design-driven boutique hotel it needed."  READ MORE

In-Depth Look at the San Francisco Tech Scene, Including Central Market

San Francisco Magazine dug into the growing presence of tech in San Francisco and its power and influence. While the article's focus is on the City, it notes: "...what has happened to San Francisco in the last seven years isn't unique to San Francisco at all-it's part of a global trend."  READ MORE

Greek Cafe The Argenum Project is Now Open on Sixth Street

The Greek-style cafe now open on 6th Street (at Stevenson) serves Greek coffee, wine, soda, sweets and savories, candies, honey and gifts.  READ MORE

Yotel Readies to Open for Millennial Guests Starting in September

Yotel has started accepting reservations in May for their "cabins," which open in September. The hotel will also boast two new eateries from the Daniel Patterson Group: Alta Restaurant and Bar, on the ground floor, and a rooftop terrace called The Grant.   READ MORE

Birdsong Opens with a Thoughtful Menu and Beautiful Restaurant Design

The Pacific Northwest-inspired menu of Birdsong has left its nest. The work of chef Chris Bleidorn and wife Aarti Shetty, Bleidorn's resume includes Alinea, Benu, Saison, Atelier Crenn and Johnson and Wales.  READ MORE

Site Spanning 950-974 Market Street Moves Closer to Development

Construction on the mixed-use development is readying to move forward. As Hoodline notes: "Local developer  Group i is constructing 242 residences and 232 hotel rooms above 13,000 square feet of ground floor retail and a 2,000-square-foot space that will house Magic Theater's Magic Lab.  READ MORE

An in-depth look at San Francisco's Retail Sector

Recently Strategic Economics prepared a report for the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development on the "State of the Retail Sector: Challenges and Opportunities for San Francisco's Neighborhood Commercial Districts." 

The summary shared analysis on national trends, their affect on the San Francisco market, challenges specific to the San Francisco market and best practices for commercial districts, among other findings.

Read the complete executive summary  on our site.

More Central Market News Links 
CMCBD Community Ambassadors 
Community Ambassadors offer housing and service referrals to individuals on Stevenson Street before clearing and cleaning the walkway for pedestrians.

CMCBD Clean Team
CMCBD's Clean Team  quickly responds to graffiti on Eddy Street.





The lobby entrance to Market Street's Stage 1075 preserved original stained glass from the building's origins as Grauman's Imperial Theater founded in 1912.

Stage 1075 also beautified its south-facing facade with two new retail spaces

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