Category Archives: Merchants

Chuck’s Grocery Closes, But Neighborly Gratitude Remains

Chuck’s Grocery on the corner of Cortland and Bocana has been an institution since just about forever. Yesterday was Chuck’s last day of operation, though, and Neighbor Michael Nolan shared this lovely appreciation: Chuck’s Grocery Store, also known as Reliable Grocery, is scheduled to … Continue reading

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New Andi’s Market Opens in Old Storefront on Cortland

Neighbor Andrea Cohen lives on Elsie, and she recently took over the former JC Market at 820 Cortland. Now renamed Andi’s Market, Neighbor Andrea tells us more about her plans for the business: I took over 3 months ago. We … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Merchants, New Stuff, Uncategorized | 30 Comments

Fun Fact: Bernal Buys Ridiculous Amounts of Sunscreen

Bernal Heights is famous throughout the galaxy as being home to many dog-owners, families with kids, and lesbians. So one would think that means we buy lots and lots of dog food, diapers, and Subarus. Yet according to the data-crunchers at Google’s same-day shopping … Continue reading

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

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: … Continue reading

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New Video Profiles Miss Darcy from Heartfelt

As part of his ongoing video series about Bernal Heights personalities, Neighbor Steve Sisler points his camera at Neighbor Darcy Lee, the glamorous proprietor of Heartfelt on Cortland: Serving the residents of Bernal Heights for over 22 years, Heartfelt is … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Merchants, People, Video | 6 Comments

Badger Books on Cortland Will Close, Permanently

Last year, the bookstore long known as Red Hill Books was briefly shuttered, then refocused and reopened with a  new name: Badger Books. Alas, it seems the transformation did not succeed in reversing the store’s fortunes. Now there are For Rent … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cortland, Merchants | 49 Comments

Style Blog Declares Bernal Heights Increasingly Stylish

Watch out all you Mission cool kids; Bernal Heights is on the scene. We may be aging up here on the hill, but hey, we’ve still got it! Yesterday Refinery 29 made it so official: For those who think the Mission … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion, Merchants | 17 Comments

New Video Profiles Lisa Moro of Inclusions Gallery

As part of his ongoing series of video profiles about creative people in Bernal Heights, Neighbor Steve Sisler recently released a new piece about Lisa Moro of the Inclusions Gallery on Cortland: Lisa Moro began curating shows at the Inclusions … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Merchants, Video | 9 Comments

Bernal Neighbor Launches Concierge Service for Vacation Rental Hosts

Recently, Neighbor Emily launched Guesthop, a new service for people who host guests via websites like Airbnb and VRBO.  She tells Bernalwood: From the East Side of Bernal, introducing Guesthop.com. We created Guesthop to deal with the problems people face when … Continue reading

Posted in Locavore, Merchants, New Stuff | 6 Comments

Heartfelt Introduces Citywide Delivery Service via Newfangled Electric Bike

Miss Darcy from Heartfelt on Cortland wrote Bernalwood to give us the scoop on Heartfelt’s new online store and the eco-sexy bicycle delivery service that will support it around town: Heartfelt is proud to announce the launch of their online … Continue reading

Posted in Merchants, Transportation | 12 Comments

Thursday: A Mixer for Bernal-Based Merchants to Munch and Mingle

Tomorrow evening, Thursday Nov. 14, the Bernal Business Alliance will hold a B2B networking event at Neighbor Eden’s fabulous Secession Art & Design Gallery. This will be an excellent opportunity for Bernal business locavores to get to know one another: … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Alleges Mission Merchant Was Reluctant to Assist After Assault

About a week ago, Neighbor Joyce was assaulted on Mission Street near the intersection with Crescent. But as she tells the story, that wasn’t the terrible part: I needed to get some items for dinner from the corner store on … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Merchants | 63 Comments

Little Bee Bake Shop Seeks Crowdsourced Funds for September Opening

Neighbor Stacie is on target to open her Little Bee Bake Shop in the location of the former Rock Candy Snack Shop on Cortland, with a September launch date on the calendar and a crowdsourced fund drive underway via Indiegogo: … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, Merchants, New Stuff | 30 Comments