Category Archives: Business

The Plywood Comes Off the New Precita Park Cafe

After many months of construction and veiled mystery, the plywood has been removed from the facade of the forthcoming Precita Park Cafe at the eastern end of the park. As Bernalwood previously reported: The former Riteway Market will soon be … Continue reading

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New Candy Shoppe Opens on Cortland

This will come as exciting news to the children of Bernal Heights and underemployed dentists throughout San Francisco: A new candy shop has opened at 521 Cortland, right across from the library. Called the Rock Candy Snack Shop, the store … Continue reading

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The Bernal Hillwide Garage Sale Happens on Saturday

It’s that magical time of year again. Break out your dollar bills and scoop up the loose change from your sofa cushions, because this Saturday, August 13 is the 2011 Bernal Heights Hillwide Garage Sale, and bargains will be plentiful. … Continue reading

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Listen to Tia Harrison from Avedano’s on KQED’s Forum

More media coverage for another one of our Bernalwood celebrities: Tia Harrison from Avedano’s Meat Market on Cortland was a guest on KQED’s Forum radio program this morning, talking about “Sustainable Meat and the Art of Butchery.” If you missed … Continue reading

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Glamorous Bernal Businesses Named “Best of Bay”

Exciting news for Bernal Heights merchants, and the loyal local fans who love them: Four Bernal Heights businesses have been named “Best of the Bay” in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s 2011 roundup. And now, the envelopes, please… BEST GIFT … Continue reading

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Foodie Entrepreneur Wanted for Glamorous New Space on Cortland

I ran into the owner of the newly-renovated property at 420 Cortland last week. The joint is freshly spiffed-up and the For Lease sign is up, and the owner told me he’d love to find a veteran restauranteur or established … Continue reading

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For Sale: One (1) Liberty Cafe, Beloved by Bernalwood

Woa.  The sleuths at InsideScooped have uncovered some unsettling news: The Liberty Cafe on Cortland is for sale: Bernal Heights mainstay and all-American charmer Liberty Cafe is for sale and looking for a buyer. Liberty Cafe first opened in 1994, with Zuni … Continue reading

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Message from the Lucky Horseshoe: Opening Delayed!

If you were planning to get your drink on at the new Lucky Horseshoe (aka Ye Olde Skip’s Tavern) tonight, be advised that the grand opening has been delayed a few days, until Wednesday, June 29. Proprietor Lisa Marie wrote … Continue reading

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It Was a Lovely Evening for a Summer Solstice Stroll

We came. We saw. We strolled. And gee whiz, was is a great little scene. The first EVAR Summer Solstice Stroll was a charming success, and I was glad for the opportunity it provided to wander aimlessly up and down … Continue reading

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Pint-Sized Entrepreneurs Peddle Premium Sidewalk Perfume

Once upon a time, children learned business basics by selling lemonade to sidewalk passers-by. But not anymore — and not in Bernalwood. Today’s young entrepreneurs aim highter. They have an eye for style, a clear bead on the urban lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Dusit Thai Closing at the End of the Month

A few BIA agents tipped us off to this, and Reader Nina delivered a photo, so we bring you the news: Dusit Thai restaurant on Mission (at Fair) is closing at the end of the month. The reason is a … Continue reading

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Come to Cortland for the Summer Solstice Stroll, Tuesday!

In winter we wandered Cortland merrily for the Holiday Stroll. Now the days are longer and the weather is (marginally) warmer, so it’s time for the 2011 Summer Solstice Stroll! Come on out tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 21, starting at … Continue reading

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Dig Dipper Baby Food Opening Today at 331 Cortland

Proprietor Claire Hoyt wrote to Bernalwood to spread the big news about the grand opening of her organic baby food business today, in 331 Cortland: Wanted to share with you our late, but very real opening announcment. We will be … Continue reading

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