Star Sighting: Mayor Lee Visits New “Mission Bernal Merchants Association”

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Star Sighting!  Earlier this month San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was seen hobnobbing in the Bernal flatlands to show his support for the Mission Bernal Merchants Association, the new group that appears to have deftly navigated their recent naming challenges.

Here’s the mission statement:

The purpose of the Mission Bernal Merchants Association (MBMA) is to facilitate unity of action among the merchants and nonprofits in the MBMA, San Francisco, in order to protect, promote and preserve the business conditions within the Mission Bernal Commercial District. The Mission Bernal Merchants Association is defined as that area inside the following boundaries: Mission Street from Cesar Chavez to Randall Street, 29th Street from San Jose Avenue to Mission Street in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee dropped in as part of his regular Small Business Friday tours to speak with with La Lengua Mission-Bernal merchants about business concerns and neighborhood issues. Neighbor Erin Archuleta (of Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar fame) shares these notes about the MBMA’s most recent meeting, along with details about the next one:

This past meeting resulted in drafting agenda items pertaining to merchants in the neighborhood, such as a visit with our Police Captain; a chance to host a Networking Mixer; and opportunities to participate in planning events that would benefit our community. The group is open to all business owners in our corridor along Mission (and just off Mission) between Cesar Chavez and Randall Streets.

Our next meeting is:
Monday, May 12th
10 AM
at PizzaHacker (3299 Mission Street at 29th Street)

PHOTOS: Mayor Lee at Ichi Sushi and Secession Design, courtesy of MBMA

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9 thoughts on “Star Sighting: Mayor Lee Visits New “Mission Bernal Merchants Association”

  1. Is MBMA the same group that recently openly opposed the name “La Lengua”? Though I’m technically one block deep into Bernal territory, I support my neighbors autonomy and am suspicious of this activity.

    • The LaLeCoOfNaAf (La Lenguan Council of Naming Affairs) wishes the best for all businesses in the Liminal Zone regardless of the acronymistic label they choose for themselves.

      La Lengua is and always will be.

  2. WHy another association, too many neighborhood merchants associations dilutes the neighborhood voice. Did they break away from or were they just unaware of the Bernal Business Alliance (a model for many of the other associations throughout SF)?

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